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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amild (4) - - FEB 22, 2013
A very good beer, but a better marketing scheme. It is a good beer but it is not amazing. It has a decent color and aroma. It tastes a little too roasted for me but it continues to get better as you continue on with the drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njnut (311) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (647) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1004) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CardsFan25 (78) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eberndt (227) - - FEB 16, 2015
Dark brown with a tan colored head. Lots of toffee and roasted flavor and aroma. Nice and malty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (719) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1416) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - JAN 15, 2015
on tap at the City Tavern in Philadelphia; dark brown color; roasted malt aroma; dry, roasted malt flavor; fairly smooth with notes of chocolate and coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Ariel. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, flavor of chocolate, roasted malt and nuts, carbonated, medium bodied.

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