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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
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, molasses, some coffee. Overall a pretty good beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (685) - 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 (1628) - - 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 (2473) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (746) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours deep brown / red with a tan head. Aroma is primarily roasted grains / caramel. Medium body, smooth with a pleasant creamy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Ariel. Black with tan head. Malty, slightly roasty aroma with prune and date and caramel. Quite alcoholic bitterness as well as molasses in the mouth, smooth, medium-bodied, long, caramel finish. Rich and quite tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Ariel. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, caramel, a bit of coffee and a fruity touch. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, nuts, molasses, a bit of caramel and a finish with a coffee note and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pretty tasty Porter. Chocolate and lots of roast. Finishes light bitter with some sourness. Black pour with OK head and lacing. A little more watery and slick than many porters. Bottle pour from brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3026) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is chocolate, taste is coffee, decent porter overall.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevendoel (34) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1823) - - SEP 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-15-13- Poured from growler into a pint glass Appearance- Pours a deep brown color with a bit of ruby red shinning through the brew. Upon pouring there is a one half finger cream colored head. The smallish, but thick head fades over about a 4 min time span to leave a great level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The smell is heaviest of roasted malt and some coffee. With these more roasted aromas there are aromas of sweetness. The sweet is largely of toffee as well as some hints of molasses and prune. Other aromas of a light nut and some cocoa are there as well, rounding out the aroma rather nicely. Taste – The flavor begins with a strong roasted malt flavor and some smoother caramel sweetened coffee. Some light vanilla and a molasses come to the tongue shortly after the initial taste. As the taste advances further the coffee begins getting more bitter in nature. Along with this bittering comes some flavors of a nutty nature as well as some British earthy hop flavors. At the end of the taste a brown sugar and a bit of a warming alcohol taste join the coffee, roasted and now stronger earthy flavors of the brew to leave a complex, moderately sweet, and bitter roasted flavor that leaves a very satisfying mark on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lower than average side for a porter of 7% abv with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The lower carbonation is fantastic for the roasted and slightly bitter flavors of the brew, although a slightly thicker body may have helped these flavors along a bit more. Overall – Quite a delicious brew. The flavor has lots of transitions with all of them being relatively smooth and un-abrupt. Other then the somewhat weak creaminess/body, it was quite a nice brew.


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