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Washington's Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Washington's PorterWashington's Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.35% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma chocolate, roasted malt, anise, faint coffee, nuts, & brown sugar. Taste dark fruits, slight smoke, coffee, & cocoa, roasty malt.

Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uvachief
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at brewery. Full 2 fingers of lingering head with nice lacing. Dark chocolate brown but lighting isn't the best. Smells of slight chocolate, malts and heavy sugar maybe caramel or brown sugar. Tastes like a traditional porter. Malted with chocolate, caramel and I'm guessing roasted barley. Medium fullness in the mouth. Just the right amount of complexity. Would have guessed more than 6.35% abv. Didn't burn but drank like a stout. Liked it very much. Would love to see a barrel aged version of this. Excellent.

Photo of bigbutter
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MECove
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When the bottle is poured into a glass, it is richly dark with no head or lacing. The smell is more roasted than the actual taste. The feel is slightly more carbonated than I prefer. The flavor, however, is just warm and sweet enough, making it easy to drink awhile with a lingering pleasurable aftertaste. For such a dark porter with a stronger content, it is amazingly not heavy.

Photo of DavidHume
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flight size at the brewery...

Photo of CBodamer
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ragarazor
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of xseanprimex
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of rlpete
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.

3.25 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention was poor though I admit that the glass went through the dishwasher (against my will).

3.75 S: Roasted malts with sweet chocolate. Lots of caramel. Sweet overall, but not overly so. Quite nice.

3.5 T: Tastes good, but not quite as good as the nose. Roasty with chocolate again, but a lot less sweet than the nose suggests. Mild hop bitterness with a touch of earthy flavor. Caramel and a hint of molasses.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess and super smooth.

3.5 D: Solid beer overall.

Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dsshuck
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

One of those "not bad, but not good" beers. Smells roasty like your grandpa's garage - even though he told your grandma he quit - while there is slight chocolate/toffee notes. A bit thin, a bit bland, a bit I wouldn't want to try ever again.

One and done, my peeps.

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of embass
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RWLawman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Washington's Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.