Samuel Adams George Washington Porter

Formerly brewed at Boston Beer Company
Style: Porter
Boston, Massachusetts USA


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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
This dark unfiltered brew is medium-bodied with a deep roasted malt aroma. The molasses and licorice in this brew are authentic to American porters of the colonial era, as is the more assertive hop finish.

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punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
A nice unfiltered stout. Fairly complex, with strong malts and bittersweet chocolate notes. Not much carbonation.

Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2007
dark brown pour, descent head. Most notable on the nose is the dark roasted malt followed by some chocolate and licorice. I really ennoyed the historical attempt made on this series. Maybe not the greatest beers, but neat concept.

SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Pours evony and opaque with ruby highlights when held to light and a thick beige head that leaves good lace. Bold roasty malts, with heavy notes of molasses, prune and floral hops, licorice faintly discernable and smooth chocolate evident. Bitter roasty malts, bitter chocolate, unsweetened licorice, signigican floral hops and astringent black tea make up the flavor. Full body, gentle carbonation. Definitely an interesting beer, enjoyable and my favorite of the SA Early American series.

fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
A nice dark redesh black in color with a medium thick tan head. The aroma is of licorice and a little coffe. The flavor is most definitely unbalanced. All that comes through is licorice. A possible good beer destroyed by to much spice.

ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Dark mahogany with a tan head. Can’t miss the sweet licorice on the nose, it pretty much overpowers everything else. Lots of licorice and molasses in the flavor, along with dark roastiness, bordering on a burnt flavor. Somewhat bitter finish, seems to me to be malt astrigency, followed by a small dose of resinous hops.

Damn, I had high hopes for this one, despite it’s somewhat low ratings. I appreciate what they are trying to do here, but I’m not sure how they let this one get put into production.

RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Off notes from 10/06. The fourth out of the Brewer Patriot Collection and the fourth miss. Pours a deep and almost impenetrable amber brown with a large head that leaves a lot of lacing on the way down. Nose has a mild sweet malt tone to it. Taste is like burnt everything. Smoky is good. Burnt bad. And the molasses is way too overpowering. I can understand a little bit, but so much just pushes it over the cliff. Authentic or not, who these days likes a mass of molasses in anything? Lots of potential here, in the whole pack really, but no delivery. Feel is nice on this one, but it doesn’t matter at this point. For beer lovers this will most likely be a disappointment.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: George Washington Porter
Date: 10/24/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta

black, thin tan head, lots of lace, smokey sweet malt aroma, rich roasted flavor, coffee character, lots of licorice, smokey astrigent malt bitterness, funky smokey raw molasses aroma and flavor that detracts from everything else

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: *+/4

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2007
12 fl oz. Pours deep brown with light orange/red hue and a light brown head. Aroma is slight roasted and with a dried fruity note. Liqourice flavoured, dry with bitterhops breaking the liqourice heavy flavour. Dry finish.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Pours a slightly hazy light brown with an orange hue and a dense, creamy, beige head. Distinct aroma of roasted malt and licorice. Medium body with burned and slightly ashy malt notes and again these very distinct licorice flavours - almost salty - before a fairly bitter finish. 180807

BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Brown color with no head. Anise and lightly roasted malt on the nose. Similar body with a light finish.

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