on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
Yards has recreated General Washington Tavern Porter - a dark beer brewed with molasses. General George Washington originally created this porter to satisfy the thirsts of his field officers. Washington's fondness for Colonial Philadelphia-style porter is reflected in this historic recipe.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a slight ruby hue and a large (2-3 finger) tan frothy head that possessed awesome retention, finally reducing to a thick cap which produced excellent streaky lacing. The aroma was bold and roasty with some dark bread malts and a pungent leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, molasses and dark roasted coffee. The taste was a malty, roasty and bitter-sweet with a big molasses note early on, then progressed into a much bitterer taste with a large dose of roasted coffee and a creamy chocolate presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted an extremely long time proceeding the swallow with a rich creamy bitter-sweet taste left to linger on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body with an extremely creamy texture and a moderate carbonation. Overall a very tasty straight forward Porter, with a ton of creamy roasty flavor...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
12oz bottle, pours brown with a beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate hops. Flavor basically the same, lacking a good bite to a porter. It is a good tasting beer, overall decent, worth trying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nasmith003 (41) - Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Malty aroma with dark brown color. Malty taste with a sharp hop finish. Slight hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (207) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap a strong tasting beer for cold. Nights. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle at Philly’s Tavern. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, earthy and woody hops, dates, figs, and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phillybass (42) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
At Valley Forge Brew Fest. The pour is deep brown black, tan head. The aroma is molasses, pine. The flavor is molasses, roast. Medium in body, slightly thin. The finish is is piney, sweet, roast. Interesting, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (194) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
roasty malty aroma. black in color with little head. taste is roasty, chocolaty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Black pour with small white head and lots of glass lacing. Aroma of some nuts, smoky malts and a hint of dark chocolate. Flavor was very nutty, smokey, and a hint of metallic. Finish was a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle in old City. Decent full flavored ale. Spruce planks. Richer scotch peat flavors in the background. Worth having but feels slight in general.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 bottle->pokal. Deep brown with tall frothy lite tan head. A: heavy malt, with chocolate and cocoa notes. T: chocolate malt, lite wood notes. Smooth, with lingering light bittersweet chocolate malt. A touch thin. OK.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 32

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50