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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (308) - - 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.


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 (76) - - 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 (228) - - 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 (701) - 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 (1386) - 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.

3.5
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3882) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (790) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown. Roasted malt, a little smoky/black licorice in the aroma and taste. Medium feel with a light resin sticky finish. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1781) - - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Nice porter with lots of roast and some caramel notes. Medium mouthfeel and carb. This is a nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
10/31/2014. Bottle at PHL. dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with roasted malt, sweet, dark fruit. Nice body, creamy and robust. Flavors show chocolate and malt.


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