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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

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006)
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Ratings: 210 | Reviews: 116 | Display Reviews Only:
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AWB3

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2014 21:22:46 | More by AWB3
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-10-2014 20:39:10 | More by ahbaggins
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amhendrick

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-07-2014 14:19:36 | More by amhendrick
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RollCast

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-02-2014 23:08:30 | More by RollCast
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-19-2013 03:58:16 | More by JasonTaverner
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Coldsnack

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-02-2013 00:21:47 | More by Coldsnack
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-18-2013 00:33:43 | More by DLS168
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

11-12-2013 22:10:21 | More by Sonofalime
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obywan59

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Purchased on vacation at Wine Cheese & More at Chincoteague Island, VA

Very dark brown in color with a scant 2 finger tannish head that recedes to a ring around the glass.

Wow! First impression of the aroma is of hot chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Later on it's more like coffee and toasted malt.

Fairly tart at first taste, but it settled down to mainly rich black coffee and light toasted malt. Some whiffs of chocolate. A bit of caramel in the back. The tartness moderates, but lingers throughout with some sweet malt punching through now and then.

Moderate in feel with some peppery carbonation and light astringency. Warming.

Very good porter. Normally I like my porters sweeter than this, but I liked this rendition. It's got good balance and an interesting blend of flavors and aromas.

11-12-2013 02:24:30 | More by obywan59
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Dark cola brown with a khaki head. Thin ring and some spotty lacing.

S - Coffee, cola, and charred wood notes.

T - Some roasted malt that gives it a coffee like flavor. There is a bit of sweet cola and a bit of charred wood. Not all that exciting.

M - Thin body, modest carbonation yet smooth.

O - Basic porter that is somewhat timid in flavor. I really enjoy porters and have some good ones to drink in WI. This just didn't do it for me.

10-15-2013 00:04:58 | More by Ri0
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kevanb

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%

12oz bottle poured into an AleWerks snifter.

The beer pours a deep cola brown color, almost black, nice and opaque with a thick, soapy caramel head that has moderate retention and leaves a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is of dark, rich, malted grain, light cocoa, toasted coffee beans, very earthy ones at that and a bit of chalkiness. The aroma definitely straddles the line between earthy and sweet, but doesn't have a lot of depth or complexity. The same rings true for the flavors, lots of dark barley, burnt and bitter cocoa, toasted coffee bean is very light and faded, but brings out some earthiness and almost an ashiness that isn't out of place or unpleasant, but doesn't really congeal the beer that well. Again, it's lightly bitter, not too sweet, but straightforward and simple. The mouthfeel is okay, lots of carbonation but it's still quite smooth, a little lighter and thinner than I'd be prefer with an easy going finish that sits well.

Verdict: A nice rendition of an American Porter from AleWerks. I wish it was a bit more robust and richer in the mouth, but all in all, it achieves what it set out to do. I could definitely drink a few of these in the winter time.

09-19-2013 23:40:57 | More by kevanb
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-16-2013 13:59:44 | More by BMart
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-04-2013 10:14:53 | More by AngusOg
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-01-2013 18:06:58 | More by HattedClassic
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-31-2013 03:23:05 | More by PaulD
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours an inky black, completely opaque, with a full finger of chocolate colored head that quickly disappeared into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Lots of malt and freshly baked dark bread. Bitter-sweet dark chocolate and caramel. Slight coffee notes.

Taste: Lots of roasted malt and coffee and chocolate up front with some mild sweetness at the finish. Some slight tobacco flavors to, maybe from the roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium and slightly more than a little chewy. However, there’s practically no carbonation to the beer, zip, zero, nada.

Overall: This is a very, very good porter. I really enjoy the roastiness that this beer has. That being said, compared to the other Washington Porter, that being brewed by Yards, this porter comes in second best. However, I still look forward to having another of these.

08-29-2013 21:35:51 | More by Jeffreysan
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StoutSeth

Virginia

2/5  rDev -47.8%

08-28-2013 21:41:36 | More by StoutSeth
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

08-15-2013 23:44:19 | More by VBWharfRat
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

08-15-2013 01:11:24 | More by DonFrap
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mtnwesdew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-05-2013 03:11:40 | More by mtnwesdew
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-23-2013 19:43:45 | More by Rhettroactive
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2013 21:21:58 | More by brendaniel
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-15-2013 20:47:24 | More by Camjmorton
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Raiders757

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-14-2013 00:24:41 | More by Raiders757
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Kendo

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is dark brown with a small greyish head that's gone quickly.

S: Coffee dominates - day-old coffee, or the kind that's been sitting in the pot a tad bit too long. Faint scent of char.

T: Again with the old coffee. Also roasted barley malt and some charcoal. Touch of earthy hops at the finish.

M: A little bit thin in feel; carbonation is modestly prickly.

O: OK for a porter; nothing particularly stands out, but it's not bad either.

07-09-2013 02:24:16 | More by Kendo
Washington's Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.