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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
seal614 (9) - Philly, USA - MAR 29, 2006 does not count
Silky smooth porter, dark brown with a thick head. The molasses is easy to notice and tastes quite good combined with the chocolate/roasty flavor. I’ve become an enormous yard’s fan as I’ve taken trips to the brewery weekly for some time now... nothing like putting together any combination of their beers for $20.

4.1
ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
dark brown, thick creamy head. chocalate, roasty, some fruit w/ a little sweetness in the finish. this was tasty, not sure why the low scores.

2.9
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2006
From Bottle

Poured dark with ruby highlights. Light brown creamy head. Aroma roasty, oaky, and sweet. Big roastyness in flavor. Sweet hints toward the end of the brew. Light mouthfeel, dry finish. Slight alcohol burn in the end. Ok porter.

3.4
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 pours like coca cola, dark with a big tan head, caramel and spices aroma, flavor smooth, caramel flavor, sweetness, ok body for a porter, good brew.

4.5
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
very silky smooth porter. an everyday deliscious treat. malty and smooth. can’t always find it but...

4.5
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
George Washington was said to be very fond of this beer style, and was known to enjoy many a pint of porter, when he visited Philadelphia, and drank porter brewed at Robert Hare’s Brewery. Washington was known to order no fewer than "6 gross" or 30 cases of this beer to take back to Virgina with him, and of course had his own recipe, and brewed at Mount Vernon. General Washington Tavern Porter is brewed with pale and dark malts and molasses. Coming in at 7% abv, it is a very drinkable, very tasty, porter with lots of flavor and a nice alcohol boost. General Washington Tavern Porter pours to be beautiful, bright, deep chestnut brown color with a thick and creamy white head and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is sweet malty with hints of mild roasted coffee notes. The plate is soft and fat on the tongue with lots of good sweet and dark malt flavors, and flavors of fresh brewed coffee, paired with a touch of rum like sweetness as well. This beer finishes with more dark malts and mild roast up front, then ends with a slightly warming burn, and coffee flavors that lingers.

3.3
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolatem, molasses, maple, biscuits, roasty. Taste is of botter chocolate, roasted malts, biscuits, some grassy notes on the finish.

3
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Growler. Black w lil’ head. Gummy fruit aroma. nice, not too roasty, until the finish. fruit chocolate. smooth.

3
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Dark clear brown with a thin white head. Dilute chocolate and vanilla in aroma. Watery porter with powdery chocolate and lactic notes. Mondial 2005.

3.2
hershiser2 (3664) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark- nearly black with only a tiny bit of head. Malty aroma, coffee, and mollasses. Flavor is pretty straightforward, with roasted malts and coffee.


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