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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jasond612 (257) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
5/30/14 pint @TGL. Late Saturday afternoon during beer week where TGL had all barrel aged beers. 1st one I had tonight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.

A - Pours jet black with a decent one finger tall cream colored head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of warm bourbon, dark roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, molasses and a bit of dark fruit. A bit slow to develop but decent enough once it does.

T - Starts off with the vanilla and chocolate sweetness quickly being joined by the molasses, dark fruits, dark roasted malt and mild bourbon burn. Finish is a little sweet with some light dryness from the booze, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, dark feel with a bit of booze burn at the end of each sip.

O - I would say this is more of mild bourbon porter. The bourbon profile is quite restrained and the base flavors are still quite noticeable. Haven’t seen this one before, glad I tried it while I had the chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1789) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Draught. This is seriously bourbony brew with lots of flavour and warmth and thick malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
This one poured a darker brown color withe a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, chocolate, mloasses and dark fruits. Flavorw as bourbon forward, but not hot, pretty soft chocolate and dark fruit character. This one held up pretty nice in barrels.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA. Opaque , black-brown with a creamy khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of vanilla , light fruit, bourbon, raisins, roasted malt, oak and molasses. Taste of vanilla, molasses, caramel, bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate and toffee. Sweet but complex. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2013
From tap at City Tap House. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth bourbon vanilla and chocolate. Toasted caramelish malty, chocolate and light vanilla. Smooth light bourbon note. Medium sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Draft at Kite and Key. Poured nearly black with one finger of tan head. Notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, and molasses. Medium mouthfeel, not too boozy but the bourbon is present in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (656) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Dark brown with amber tint and tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Creamy feel in mouth. Roasted malt flavor with some smokiness. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors. A little acidic finish. Really like this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, carmel and roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate and roastiness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Very nice dessert beer to pair with something with caramel/vanilla/lighter chocolate dish. Not overpowering, much more complementary to a food pairing given the somewhat low abv (a welcome change from what seems like the new 10% standard for anything coming at the end of a meal these days). Rich, smooth, roast coffee, vanilla and milk chocolate. nice.


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