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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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phillybass (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
A quaffable porter. Nothing particularly interesting. Probably much better than what 18th century beer drinkers consumed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6310) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle. Hazy brown color with a khaki head and nice lacing. Aroma and flavor were coffee, caramel, roasted malt and some chocolate. As it warms, I get some dark fruit. Not my favorite porter but I can drink it. Average

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (901) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine in Gainesville, VA Aroma: caramel, roasty, molasses Appearance: deep bown with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (420) - - OCT 25, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours dark brown and black with a tan head and lacing. The aroma is coffee and fruit. The taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla and tobacco. It’s smooth and creamy with a nice balance of bitterness and subtle sweetness. This is a nice porter and worthy of having George Washington’s picture on it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2955) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Poured dark cherry brown - like a cherry cola; medium head with multi-sized bubbles. Caramel raisins, sweet and malty, (very) lightly roast coffee. Body was a little on the thinner side. Finished with some sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
retinadoc (226) - - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Well finished porter. Sweet aroma, smooth palate. Clean finish. No off flavors. Not punchy or overly boozy. Not a centerpiece offering, in that it won’t win awards for stand-out flavor, but very smooth and drinkable, but likely much better for regular drinking instead of a tasting session.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2843) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque (except around edges), dark rusty brown with a fine, tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, molasses and licorice. Taste of roasted malt, leather, cocoa, licorice, roasted coffee and a little dried fruit. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonation. Pretty interesting, roasty and complex porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eddiek1977 (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
Nice Porter, not too overpowering with notes of oatmeal, a little light on the side for my taste however that should be a given as it is advertised as using George Washington's recipe from almost 250 years ago. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (11361) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast and cocoa. Slick mouth, chocolate, roast, licorice, light finish, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmoen (338) - - MAY 27, 2016
B. Pours a clear brown color with khaki head. Dried fruit aromas and flavors

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1719) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Black liquid with rimming brown head; aroma is mild malt chocolate roast ; flava is roasty malt tangy and sweet chocolate and balanced; finishes dry roasty mildly tangy


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