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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
George Washington’s true American molasses porter.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Tap, best beer of the night at Saint-Ex. Dark brown, almost black. Thick beige head that lingers, massive lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate. Flavor of cocoa, roasted coffee, smoky edge. Rich, but not over the top. More like a stout than a porter, but very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a creamy head. Molasses and cocoa elements on nose and taste, but not too bold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Sampled via 64-oz growler and shared by beerbeagle during Stub & Herbs March Tasting in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a clear cola brown brew with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some coffee, flowery hops and a touch of brown sugar. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of toasted dark malt, caramel flowery hops, some coffee and a wee bit of chocolate. Finish is semi-sweet with a light chocolate and flower hop aftertaste that slowly disappears.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2007
tap at GLBC. Pours a nice deep dark brown berderline black with a thinning tan head and slight lace. Aroma is very sweet with hints of chocolate, nuts, and caramel. Flavor is too sweet with tons of molasses which added up on the already sweet quality of thier beers, slick, caramelly molasses with a sharp finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2013
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark brown colored body. The mild aroma was dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish mild roasted malt aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of mild hops and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Tap at the brewpub - dark brown, cola-looking beer, with a fast-fading head - given the fact that this was brewed with molasses, I expected a much higher sweetness - I was pleasantly surprised by the nice balance between a natural molasses sweetness and a strong roasted malt character - it seems a bit thin and one-dimensional, but I think they were going for quaffability rather than complexity, and in that respect the beer works - I would drink this again with the right meal, but by itself I probably wouldn’t revisit it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2008
On tap and the brewpub: Pours black with a loose tan head. Aroma, slight roasted character, some coffee, brown sugar, and caramel. Flavor, chocolate, molasses, some roasted coffee, and a bit of earthy bitterness on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pours murky brown small white head. Very sweet sugary aroma. Flavor is the same an awesome sweet sugary taste a complete 180 from the Fitzgerald. Brown sugar, molasses, caramel, toffee and nutty aftertaste, no hops. Just an extremely easy drinking sweet porter what a great concept. If this is what George was drinking then good for him.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Pours a very dark brown color with a light tan head. Head retention is medium and there is no lacing. Smells like a sweet candy-like brew that has a light mouthfeel. Tastes smooth and sweet like molasses. If this is what George Washington was drinking then he was drinking tasty beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
On tap @ GLBC. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. Very sweet, malty aroma, almost like maple syrup. Again, very sweet body, lots of honey, not quite smooth. Prefer Edmund Fitzgerald by far.


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