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Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel notes to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare (whose original brewery stood just blocks from where ours is now). Our Tavern Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth, and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light roasted malt and a touch of coffee. Flavor is pretty hard roasty malt with a nice medium/hard bitter finish. A tad thin and watery but pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice mahogany color with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is of caramel, molasses, licorice, coffee, and leaves a quick, dry finish I would say a bit distinct, not the same old porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (266) - - MAY 6, 2014
Pours dark brown, decent head. Medium carbonation. Roasted coffee beans, spices on the nose. Coffee, hints of chocolate, cinnamon stick, robust hoppy bitterness. Pretty good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lmatos (28) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2014
This is a strong porter. A very nice aroma and appearance. Too bitter for me but overall a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (756) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Licorice and malt smell. Flavor is hops, malt, coffee, bread, molasses. Thin body for a porter but the flavor really lingers. Nice balance. Not too strong. Licorice and molasses are definitely present throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
12oz bottle, pours brown with a beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate hops. Flavor basically the same, lacking a good bite to a porter. It is a good tasting beer, overall decent, worth trying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nasmith003 (74) - Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Malty aroma with dark brown color. Malty taste with a sharp hop finish. Slight hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (251) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap a strong tasting beer for cold. Nights. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle at Philly’s Tavern. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, earthy and woody hops, dates, figs, and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phillybass (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
A quaffable porter. Nothing particularly interesting. Probably much better than what 18th century beer drinkers consumed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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