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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
We set a portion of every batch of General Washington’s Tavern Porter aside in freshly emptied bourbon barrels shipped straight from Kentucky. There, the beer ages for three months, absorbing vanilla, oak and bourbon flavors from the barrel walls. The end result is our Washington’s Reserve, a smooth, aromatic porter with hints of dried fruit in the finish and vanilla on the nose. Alc. 7.0% by Vol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2016
I don’t usually like whiskey notes in beer but this is just the right balance, Maybe a bit too much vanilla but very drinkable, Light cola color and a small bit of smoke.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
cheap (5363) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Tap bocktown. Big & black, nice lacing from a creamy head. Neutral aroma. Wew, from the start the taste is lots of whiskey, whiskey laced porter. What else can be said except if you want bourbon, go get a shot, don’t mix it with good porter, if I want boiler-maker, I’ll order a boiler-maker, go figger. Piss me off. Yes, if you didn’t guess it, bourbon whiskey is what this beer is all about. Bourbon is in yer face, not impressed - bullshit, exactly as stated, porter aged in bourbon soaked barrels, what else would you expect?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1432) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Very nice. Scent is a light sweet raisin tobacco for the bourbon to sink in. Color is dark black with white head. Flavor had that sweet residual sugar but the bitter malt balanced it. A cocoa nibs and woody taste. The bourbon comes out at the end. Nice and even bourbon, not overly boozy. I liked that. Good 7%. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Backlog. Draft taster. Deep brown with small tan head. Notes of vanilla, roast and chocolate malt, oak, bourbon. Quite good, nice surprise from Yards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
32oz mini growler from Xroads. Poured a flat body dark chocolate brown with a smaller frothy beige head. Aroma/flavor of mild chocolate milk with light bourbon and vanilla notes along with a slight alcohol kick. Body has some fizzy carbonation that easily makes itslef known over a slightly thinner body. Still a surprise solid beer from Yards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Black with thin beige heAd; aroma is bourbony sweet with vanilla notes; Flava is roasty woody bourbony licoricy ; feels light for a porter decent fizz; finishes dry yet malty yet sweet tangy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1509) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Nice & soft on the palate. Good aroma & very nice pour. The bourbon is subtle but adds a nice twist on the style. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3671) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma has loads of toasted coconut and some vanilla...very bourbon forward without the booziness. Flavor follows suit but a bit more bourbon and whiskey with less toasty coconut...good roastiness and a touch of burnt molasses. Mouthfeel is light / medium and the finish is roasty/boozy with faint hints of vanilla and coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Tasted 2/28/15 at Yards Brewing Tasting room. From tap was served in chalice. Very little head. Very dark almost black appearance. Nice aroma consisting of notes of vanilla and chocolate. Roasted malty taste of vanilla, chocolate and bourbon. Well balanced, nothing was overwhelming including the alcohol or bourbon. Nice smooth cocoa finish. Was very impressed with this beer and would definitely drink again. Unfortunately this barrel aged versions availability is very limited. Seasonally aged and only available in kegs, they do not currently bottle it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (575) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
At Piper's Pub in Pittsburgh. Dark brown, with very thin beige head. Oak and vanilla. Nicely aged. Good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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