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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
NOTE: If you are rating an example from 2006 or later, this is not the correct beer. Please rate Williamsburg Alewerks Washinton’s Porter.

A rich, creamy, full-bodied dark brown ale with the dominant flavor of roasted chocolate malt balanced by Northern Brewer and Willamette hops. This traditional beer is once again proudly brewed in Williamsburg. OG 1.060; 6.5% abv.; 35 IBU; 40 SRM.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle... Very dark, crimson beer with a small, creamy, tan head. Good retention. Vanilla, roasted nuts, cocoa and caramel in the nose. The flavor is generously bittered and moderately burnt. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Lengthy, burnt, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Deep red, not quite brown; hold it up to the light and see. Short head, some lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of hoppy and sweet. Taste is surprisingly bitter - I was expecting a lame over-sweetened brew. Palate is ok, but overly carbonated. Nice dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 A very nice beer, and even better than the other Williamsburg beer that I have had before. A nice bitter hop taste and goes down pretty smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1818) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2005
This is my first beer from Williamsburg Brewery. It was an excllent beginning. The Porter poured a dark brown with white frothy head. The flavors of burnt malt and roasted chocolate were evident thoughout. More chocolate than other flavors. This is a local product than can be enjoyed more in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Yup, this one produces a massive, frothy, off-white head, and a dark brown and vibrant red blended body. The aroma has something suggesting grape and raisin amid a caramel cooking sauce, but the flavor is of another piece, initially being significantly smokey with a burnt bitter edge but then just more mildly port-like with a robust smoke finish. The palate remains reasonably frothy and not bad among porters. Quite nice, overall, and it went intriguingly well with ziti with Newman’s Italian sausage spaghetti sauce.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a huge, beige, frothy head with a deep reddish-brown body. Nose of molasses and burnt malt. This is perhaps the best exibit of molasses I’ve ever sampled. Flavour is very oily, molasses and coffee - bitter hops and smoked malt. Very good - I love this... Thanks Argo0.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlover82 (235) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Dark midnight black with thick head and good lacing that sticks to the glass for a while.Chocolate,malt and toffee aroma.Mouthfeel is decent;medium bodied with taste of malty chocolate.Good alcohol content.Overall, this is pretty good stuff.Quit enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Nice aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate, like Tootsie Roll fudge, with a bit of molasses. Has a bit of metallic tinny quality, too. Root beer brown clear with thin light tan lacing head. Medium bodied with light-medium carbonation. Decent malt sweetness, a bit weak, and is tempered by some mild acidity. Finish is quite dry, with roasted, almost burnt malts. Hop bitterness stays into the after. Mild coffee and chocolate, light tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
(12oz bottle) Big tan head atop a dark brown body possessing red highlights. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some lactic sourness, nutty, light roasty. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, earthy, some roasty, grapefruit, light coffee, lactic sour. Light-medium body. Other than the Willamette hop presence, seems a traditional version of the style, and does a nice job of balancing the malts with hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2807) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Large light brown head, good retention and a fair amount of lace. Dark brown color with a dark red glow.Lactic sour nose with a hint of roast. Medium body. Dry roasty malt flavor, bandaid notes and grainy malts. Dry finish. Williamsburgs brews are appealing to the eye but thats where it ends.

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