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Rich and smooth, AleWerks Porter is a traditional example from colonial times. A seven malt backbone is balanced with Fuggles hops. Sit back and relax after dinner with a pint. English Porter was first brewed, around 1720. It quickly became the beer of choice in England, Ireland and Scotland where it was brewed in ever increasing quantity. It remained popular well into the 1800’s. Brewer Robert Hare of Philadelphia produced the first commercial porter in America (1776). After the war, his porter was in great demand, buoyed no doubt by President Washington’s 1789 “Buy American” policy and his pronouncement that he would drink only porter made in America. Much of this porter came from Hare’s brewery, and some from that of Ruben Haines.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color; it isn’t entirely opaque. The head is a one finger light cream shade. Not very impressive looking to start, it fades rather quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing behind. S: This has a good chocolate presence, and it’s also backed by some roasted nuts, coffee, and cream. Nice aroma, yet nothing groundbreaking. T: At first I notice some dry chocolate, ultimately giving way to notes of caramel, brown sugar, and even tangy fruit esters. There’s also a slight finishing mineral component. M: Very creamy, yet at the same time, quite dry and clean. Not over-carbonated like some porters, too. Drinkability is fantastic. O: This is a fine example of an everyday beer. It inspires simple, easy going drinkability, yet doesn’t blow away the palate (nor does it attempt to). But I could easily put down 2 or 3 of these in a sitting with no complaints - I’m even a bit sad I only bought a single, so yes, this one is indeed very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2088) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy brown head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was roasty with strong anise, wood and coffee. The flavor was tart, tangy and a bit off with cherry, anise, coffee and hints of vanilla and cola. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (268) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Very dark brown. Roasty chocolate aroma. Malty sweet chocolate flavor. Very light carbonation. Like a slightly sweet chocolate shake. This beer is it's own desert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (635) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is roasty chocolate malt. Somewhat sweet with roasty notes. Smooth and not too intense. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1343) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle at Leesburg Brewing Company. Brownish black color. Aromas of licorice, chocolate, caramel, roast, smoke. Tasting notes of chocolate, licorice, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (367) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
From a bottle at The Cheese Shop in Williamsburg. Great aroma, very flavorful coffee and malt chocolate. Smoothe down the hatch, slight carbonation, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2819) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
The aroma is choclate, molasses. The appearance is deep brown/black/ reddish hue, off-white head. The flavor is molasses, brown sugar, pine hops, cocoa. The finish is bitter cocoa, pine. Medium in body, smooth mouthfeel. Nice porter over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (141) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Dark in color with very little off white head. Similar taste to aroma with a bit of smoke, dark fruits and lite bitterness. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Poured deep brown with a largish, persistent tan head. Aroma and flavor were roasted malt, milk chocolate, light stone fruit. Moderately sweet, low bitterness. ABV quite hidden. Silky mouthfeel. Nice but kind of one note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from the mix 6 at beer run. Rich malt an chocolat aromas. Pretty good there. Flavor is much the same. The finish is a little more bitter and tart than I would expect. A solid drink for a sub freezing kind o day.

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