RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Rich and smooth, AleWerks Porter is a traditional example from colonial times. A seven malt backbone is balanced with Fuggles hops. Sit back and relax after dinner with a pint. English Porter was first brewed, around 1720. It quickly became the beer of choice in England, Ireland and Scotland where it was brewed in ever increasing quantity. It remained popular well into the 1800’s. Brewer Robert Hare of Philadelphia produced the first commercial porter in America (1776). After the war, his porter was in great demand, buoyed no doubt by President Washington’s 1789 “Buy American” policy and his pronouncement that he would drink only porter made in America. Much of this porter came from Hare’s brewery, and some from that of Ruben Haines.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaveSDC (12) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Growler Fill on the Brewery tour One of the better porters I have had in a while. Chocolate start and finish. Dark brown pour with a minimal light brown head. Good beer. Wish it was local to my area!

Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - SEP 10, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to obguthr
Pours dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavor of dark malts, chocolate, metallic with a mild sour bitterness

Brewbie (497) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2016
12oz bottle, pours thick dark black, thin tan head. soft chocolate aroma, thick taste, milk chocolate, malts, some sweetness

BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2016
A near black beer with nice tan head. Cocoa malt nose. Nice creamy palate, first some chocolate then finishes roasty. Sweetness balances roastiness. My type of porter.

drfabulous (8830) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Dark pour. Carbonation fades. Chocolate upfront. Some roast. Medium body. Decent.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 20A American Porter

AROMA: Dark malt, some milk chocolate, dark fruity esters. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Opaque black proper, no highlights. Small tan head evaporates quickly. /3

FLAVOR: Mostly standard porter palette. Some dark malt; cola-like taste. Lightly sweet. Faint roasted malt. No fruit flavor. Slight metallic tang. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light/medium body. Mouthfeel is noticeably thin. Clean finish. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Most likely this is an old bottle as it has all the makings of a traditional porter, just in restrained quantities. 5/10


DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle. 3.25 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention was poor though I admit that the glass went through the dishwasher (against my will). 3.75 S: Roasted malts with sweet chocolate. Lots of caramel. Sweet overall, but not overly so. Quite nice. 3.5 T: Tastes good, but not quite as good as the nose. Roasty with chocolate again, but a lot less sweet than the nose suggests. Mild hop bitterness with a touch of earthy flavor. Caramel and a hint of molasses. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess and super smooth. 3.5 D: Solid beer overall. ★ 655 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 28, 2014

Iphonephan (7484) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2015
From a bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors of cocoa powder and licorice with some dank notes. Slightly bitter roast finish.

BeerdedDave (2010) - Beckley, USA - AUG 18, 2015
bottle from the brewery; deep, dark brown color; sweet, roasted malt aroma; sweet, roasted malt flavor with mild coffee and chocolate notes; too sweet in my opinion

rondphoto (4516) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Opaque black/brown color, long-lasting 1" brown head, sheets of lace. Nice aroma of malt and chocolate, maybe a little coffee & sugar. Taste is toasted malt that adds carbonation and clear hops on the swallow. Some malt hangs around to the end, but it is mostly the hops’ show. A good basic porter, but not exceptional.

Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pour from bottle. Brownish with big sl fluffy head. Malts and toffee make it chewy. Pretty decent.

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