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Samuel Adams George Washington Porter

Formerly brewed at Boston Beer Company
Style: Porter
Boston, Massachusetts USA


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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
This dark unfiltered brew is medium-bodied with a deep roasted malt aroma. The molasses and licorice in this brew are authentic to American porters of the colonial era, as is the more assertive hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Off notes from 10/06. The fourth out of the Brewer Patriot Collection and the fourth miss. Pours a deep and almost impenetrable amber brown with a large head that leaves a lot of lacing on the way down. Nose has a mild sweet malt tone to it. Taste is like burnt everything. Smoky is good. Burnt bad. And the molasses is way too overpowering. I can understand a little bit, but so much just pushes it over the cliff. Authentic or not, who these days likes a mass of molasses in anything? Lots of potential here, in the whole pack really, but no delivery. Feel is nice on this one, but it doesnít matter at this point. For beer lovers this will most likely be a disappointment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: George Washington Porter
Date: 10/24/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greenís, Atlanta

black, thin tan head, lots of lace, smokey sweet malt aroma, rich roasted flavor, coffee character, lots of licorice, smokey astrigent malt bitterness, funky smokey raw molasses aroma and flavor that detracts from everything else

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2007
12 fl oz. Pours deep brown with light orange/red hue and a light brown head. Aroma is slight roasted and with a dried fruity note. Liqourice flavoured, dry with bitterhops breaking the liqourice heavy flavour. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Pours a slightly hazy light brown with an orange hue and a dense, creamy, beige head. Distinct aroma of roasted malt and licorice. Medium body with burned and slightly ashy malt notes and again these very distinct licorice flavours - almost salty - before a fairly bitter finish. 180807

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Brown color with no head. Anise and lightly roasted malt on the nose. Similar body with a light finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle purchased at Greenís. Pours dark brown. Thin, tan head. Aroma of licorice. Taste of molasses is very prevalent, but the hops were nowhere to be found.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with reddish highlights. Head was thick and fluffy with good retention and lacing. Mushy warm barley aroma like the inside of a mash tun. I also definitely smelled the molasses and anise. Molasses and anise dominate the flavor. Interesting beer, but the anise and molasses were a bit much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfinder1 (48) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
I was wondering was a knockoff of the one Yards puts out. This one was not as good as the Yards Washington Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
A deep dark porter with a thick moka head, with floaties sinking to bottom of glass. In aroma, an interesting aroma of molasses, chocolate, reminiscent of the molasse cookies we used to buy in the Bas St.Laurent, and light licorice. In mouth, a nice roasted chocolate, with loads of good quality licorice candies, a bit of smoked peat. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. Bought in Oswego, Nov. 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle sampled on 2/21/07: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of dry earthy, smoky malts. Body starts with decent viscousity, a hint of sweetness and a drier, earthy mildly smoked finish. Needs more malty sweetness.

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