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RATINGS: 366   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13064) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2336) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Roast is present in the aroma. Sweet dark flavor with some coffee notes. Bitter. Some hop kick in the end. A little thin bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
The aroma produces a mild hint of coffee. The color of dark chocolate resides in the glass under a decent head. The taste offers a combination of roasted grain and coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1166) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Poured dark brown with ruby highlites with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, and cherry cough syrup. Taste is sweet with some roasted chocolate and cherry essence with a dry roasty finish. I don’t mind this, though it is perhaps a bit too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Light brown pour Small tan head. very little lacing. Bitter flavor with quite a bit choclate and some malt. Ok to drink. Not a great porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - NOV 11, 2005
huge head, but quickly disappearing. dark brown hue, it has nutty aroma. chocolate flavor w/ a hint of coffee.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2005
This beer is not how I remember it. First off, this batch has an obvious overpriming problem, so I am not going to count that against this beer whichI have had before. This leads me to think I will rerate sometime in the future. Anyway, for what it is, the color just a shade light for a porter, and the aroma is mild. Slight roast, some malt, some alcohol, maybe a bit of hop- but mild for a porter at 7%. The flavor is smooth and off-dry, not strongly roasty or bitter. Whether this was characteristic of porters in colonial America I’m not sure- but adjuncts like molassas certainly were commonly used. The flavor improves with some warming, but overall it’s a fairly tame porter by modern standards. Nice, but not something I frequently buy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
From notes: On tap at City Tavern, this poured a dark brown with a beautiful head. Aroma starts nice with roasted malt , but has an off bananna like aroma. Flavor is a little sweet, with lots of alcohol evident. Interesting to try.


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