Washington's Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company
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3.64/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: This beer pours a very dark brown, just shy of black with a short dark tan head.
S: Chocolate and sweet caramel dominate this beer with a bit of toast and some roasted coffee. I bit if dark fruit is underlying, Very little discernible earthy hop aroma
T: Nice burst of chocolate and coffee with some dark fruit underpinning. It is fairly sweet which is OK for the style. It has fairly low bitterness, just enough to support the big malt flavor. Roasted coffee lingers on the palate and finishes somewhat semi-dry.
M: Medium body with a silky mouthfeel. Low to medium low carbonation, suits the English version of the style well with a tiny bit of astringency in the finish. little alcohol warmth.
O: Overall, this is a nice porter, a little on the sweet side for my taste but not cloying. It drinks very smooth, like a light bodied stout. It definitely suits the style. Very well done IMO.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 21:48:40 | More by slusk
3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Peaks around one finger’s worth of deep brown foam, many larger bubbles, disappears very quickly with only a thin ring around the edges, the lacing is equally thin to nonexistent. The liquid is a fully opaque brownish to black color, once in awhile you’ll see a tiny bubble break the surface, barely any sign of an orange or yellow tint. The nose lays it all on the table immediately, fully loaded with malty chocolate, coffee ice cream, vanilla, marshmallow, caramel scents, challah bread too, there’s good roastiness to it too but not really texturally sharpening the sweetness, no citrus, no earthy qualities, it’s a one trick pony but it nails that trick. Medium-bodied, surprisingly focused and dry in texture, the carbonation is strong and full of pinpricks across the palate. At times you do get a light minerally aspect along with mixed sweet grains. Besides that it’s back to the cocoa, coffee, cola, vanilla bean, whipped cream and so on. Monochrome yet has very good length, the flavors persist for some time. It does not overreach, does not good unduly sweet, it’s just a friendly, malt driven porter, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 23:56:57 | More by farrago
Washington's Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.