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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - 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...


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (8758) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmoen (279) - - MAY 27, 2016
B. Pours a clear brown color with khaki head. Dried fruit aromas and flavors

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1523) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2244) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (378) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1671) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, molasses, caramel, and sweet malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice porter that is easy drinking, smooth, and sessionable for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (432) - - OCT 22, 2015
Had at City Tavern in Philly. Pours dark brown from bottle. Pretty mild and drinkable porter - some roasted malts and hops. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5787) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of licorice and leather. Slightly bitter roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (461) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black, red hues when held to strong light. One finger off white silky head. Moderate lacing but nice retention. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is nicely balanced, sweet malts with an even bitterness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes long and smoky. Tasting notes of burnt sugars, dark roasted coffee and malts, vanilla, dark chocolate and toffee. A very nice and complex porter!


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