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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (386) - - OCT 25, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours dark brown and black with a tan head and lacing. The aroma is coffee and fruit. The taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla and tobacco. It’s smooth and creamy with a nice balance of bitterness and subtle sweetness. This is a nice porter and worthy of having George Washington’s picture on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Poured dark cherry brown - like a cherry cola; medium head with multi-sized bubbles. Caramel raisins, sweet and malty, (very) lightly roast coffee. Body was a little on the thinner side. Finished with some sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
retinadoc (224) - - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Well finished porter. Sweet aroma, smooth palate. Clean finish. No off flavors. Not punchy or overly boozy. Not a centerpiece offering, in that it won’t win awards for stand-out flavor, but very smooth and drinkable, but likely much better for regular drinking instead of a tasting session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2831) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque (except around edges), dark rusty brown with a fine, tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, molasses and licorice. Taste of roasted malt, leather, cocoa, licorice, roasted coffee and a little dried fruit. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonation. Pretty interesting, roasty and complex porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eddiek1977 (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
Nice Porter, not too overpowering with notes of oatmeal, a little light on the side for my taste however that should be a given as it is advertised as using George Washington's recipe from almost 250 years ago. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10566) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast and cocoa. Slick mouth, chocolate, roast, licorice, light finish, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmoen (332) - - MAY 27, 2016
B. Pours a clear brown color with khaki head. Dried fruit aromas and flavors

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Black liquid with rimming brown head; aroma is mild malt chocolate roast ; flava is roasty malt tangy and sweet chocolate and balanced; finishes dry roasty mildly tangy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Definitely one of the better porters I’ve had in a long time. I sampled this on draft at the City Tavern in Philly. The beer poured a black color with a light tan head. There was plenty of beautiful lacing happening inside the glass. The nose featured some caramel, vanilla, chocolate, roasted barley and a slight hint of sweet alcohol. The body was perfectly drinkable and smooth, with flavors of chocolate, cream, vanilla, caramel, fruit, very light hops, toasted bread and a hint of booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Dark with some red, some head. Nose is toasty, molasses, a bit of fruit. Taste is roasty, sweet malt, some fruit and coffee on the finish. Very little carbonation. It's ok.

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