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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24604) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22888) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft at the source. Dark naroon color, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is burnt coffee and sweet caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15590) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with offwhite, almost tan head. Nose of roasted malts and burnt coffee grounds. Taste of burnt malts, mocha and old coffee with Fuggles.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14604) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Very dark brown color with a significant tan head. Interesting aromas of coffee, nuts, dark toasted malt and chocolate. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is a tad sour, with chocolate, coffee and dark malt. Finish is rather dry and has a very slight sour note. Rich and tasty porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13748) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks mj) Black body with tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococoffee, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, strong espresso, some chocolate, roast, faint anise. Light-medium body, light crispness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13171) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 Rerate, 10/8/10, from the post-infection days, so this one is certainly due for rerating. 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized brown frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and smoke. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, oats and a bit of smoke and coffee in the finish. Very mild hops. Medium bodied. Pretty good beer. 7/4/8/4/15/3.8

Old Rating 1/7/08, 5/3/6/4/12/3.0. Bottle. Pours nearly-jet black with thin head. Roasty, nutty aroma. Very strong taste of caramel. A little too sour, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate, some vanilla, and light lactose sourness. Flavor of roasted malt, slight cherry sourness, almonds, and coffee with a bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/anise/chocolate, some acidic. Taste is dark malt-licorice/anise/chocolate/coffee, some acidic hops. Full body. OK carbonation. Nicely done, not my style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light vanilla, tobacco, and coffee. Tastes of roast, chocolate, smoke, vanilla with a nice coffee bitter finish. I do have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Very nice...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Ashy chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet dark chocolate malt flavor followed by ashy/lightly bitter finish. Tasty beer.


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