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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


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3.4
   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
Light brown pour from bottle. Looks dark once in glass. Small of white head, good lacing. A little bland on the aroma. Mouth feel is a tad light for my liking. Flavor is solid. Solid beer Just not special. Easy drinking regardless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Translucent dark brown color. Small light tan head. Nice clinging lace. Nose is cocoa malt and coffee. Upfront, flavor is sweet roasted malt with a touch of milk chocolate, raisins, molasses and citrus hops. Medium bodied with roasted malt and coffee notes. Finishes dry and bittersweet with a cloying sticky mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njnut (335) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Poured a very deep brown into an English pint with a tan head and lace. Aroma was roasted malts and a slight coffee and toffee note. Taste is same but the roast of the malts come out strong. Slight alcohol note. Warming in the finish. A little on the sweet side on the draw and a little dry in the finish. The roast is the lingering note big time. A different but pleasant take on a porter. Enjoyed the history ride.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (654) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Appearance is medium tan head with deep brown. Aroma is malty. Taste is some roasted malt. Overall not the greatest porter out there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1015) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is very mellow chocolate. Flavor is nutty and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Drank from the bottle. Aroma consists of roasted malts, caramel, and coffee. Notes of chocolate and dark fruit come through in the taste. The beer is not too sweet nor too bitter. Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth feel. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CardsFan25 (79) - - FEB 20, 2015
Dark brown pour with tan head pour. Coffee aroma and taste followed by roasted malt, dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. Average porter

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eberndt (231) - - FEB 16, 2015
Dark brown with a tan colored head. Lots of toffee and roasted flavor and aroma. Nice and malty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (778) - CROATIA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle (trade with non Rate Beer member); pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and some hints of dark fruits and chocolate; taste bittersweet with the roasted malt and caramel up front and some chocolate, nuts, and dark fruit notes; finish is lightly dry and bitter; pretty good porter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1461) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pretty decent porter. A bit of alcohol warmth. Deep, dark brown with thin khaki head and lacing. Some bitter coffee flavor, roasted malt, and faint dark fruit. Slick mouth feel.


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