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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rafalski (6) - annandale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2004 does not count
dark roasted malts with a hint of fruity and yet hoppy finish. the flavor is sweet with hints of molasses and a bit of dark chocolate finish. very mouthful with gentle dryness that is followed by nutty aromas, caramel punch and leathery smooth lingering finish. wonderful porter. the way any porter should be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2011 Superbe bonne bière noir de type porter, utilisant de la mélasse. Pas beaucoup houblonné, mais bien dosé, collet de mousse moyen. Dégusté à la brasserie de Philadelphie!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Porter is not supposed to be Stout, and this baby isn't. The posts I read about it being too thin didn't ring true with me, though. I thought it was excellent, had a wonderful mouthfeel, and a magnificent nose. Taste-wise I felt it was right on style, malty, smooth with a nice balance of hops. Most pleasing to the eye, it's a beautiful garnet/brown, too. I've done extensive reading about Washington and I daresay he was a most remarkable man--the right man in the right place at the right time for our country. His "Rules of Civility" should have included offering this beer to guests, though. If this was what he brewed and drank, he gets my vote for "President for life."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevendoel (35) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2014
A lot of chocolate malt in the nose. A thick, dark brown bordering on that of a stout. Retains the head nicely. Starts out slightly dry and finishes sweet with just a hint of the chocolate malt. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
City Tavern was billing it as George Washington's Molasses Porter while I was there. At least the guy pulling it knew it was made by Yard's. Very dark, good lasting head, perfect appearance. Nice aroma, full of bread and molasses. Molasses not evident on the tongue, a bit of a roasty tang, very rich overall, a bit fruity. Nice, quite quaffable, and well balanced. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
George Washington was said to be very fond of this beer style, and was known to enjoy many a pint of porter, when he visited Philadelphia, and drank porter brewed at Robert Hare’s Brewery. Washington was known to order no fewer than "6 gross" or 30 cases of this beer to take back to Virgina with him, and of course had his own recipe, and brewed at Mount Vernon. General Washington Tavern Porter is brewed with pale and dark malts and molasses. Coming in at 7% abv, it is a very drinkable, very tasty, porter with lots of flavor and a nice alcohol boost. General Washington Tavern Porter pours to be beautiful, bright, deep chestnut brown color with a thick and creamy white head and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is sweet malty with hints of mild roasted coffee notes. The plate is soft and fat on the tongue with lots of good sweet and dark malt flavors, and flavors of fresh brewed coffee, paired with a touch of rum like sweetness as well. This beer finishes with more dark malts and mild roast up front, then ends with a slightly warming burn, and coffee flavors that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
very silky smooth porter. an everyday deliscious treat. malty and smooth. can’t always find it but...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Date: 17 January 2013...Glassware: Yuengling pint...Occasion: The Blind Side on NetFlix--probably the last football fan to see this film (call it a Ravens aversion)...Appearance: dark burgundy body and a thick brown head; fits the bill for a porter, and an old-school one at that...Aroma: fragrant, lactic scent with a hint of peat that is indicative of a deeper flavor; rum and spices (nutmeg?) too...Taste: malty, pleasant, smooth and lightly smoked--easily a win when considering the weighty 7% abv this beer’s pushing...Palate: thick, creamy, full-bodied porter--much creamier than expected...Overall: Nice to know that goodbeer doesn’t change much in terms of its recipes; this is my favorite of the the Ales of the Revolution sampler--and that is a Hancock-sized compliment! This takes its place among the Yuengling, Samuel Smith and Victory’s offerings...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Pours a deep mahogany body beneath a slow-settling, quiche-like, tan head. Pleasant aroma of Nestle Quik, Ovaltine, prunes, Marschiano cherry and a wee splash of rum. Substantial body, thick and luscious, thinning out slightly as the palate adjusts. Solid flavor focuses on roasted malts and chocolate syrup, with a dark-fruit pucker and a Rauchbier smokiness late. Its 7% ABV remains fairly well concealed. This is a damn fine Porter and I’m surprised it’s not showing better numbers. ~~~~~~~~ Variety 24 pk./12 oz. btls., random bottleshop, Paoli, PA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2004
A dark cloudy brew with a tight, creamy head. A good taste of roasted grain with slight chocolate overtones. Just enough hops to balance the malty sweetness. This one’s a keeper.

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