Washington's Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -7.3%
Pitch black color, with thin creamy tan head. No lacing.
Very faint aroma of toasted malts, caramel and cocoa-like flavors. Not too much on the nose.
Good medium mouth feel/body, low carbonation, if any. Nice flavors of roasted malt, barley, mild coffee. Very persistent tastes and very pleasing.
A very nice porter, as good as any out there.
06-24-2013 19:59:00 | More by happy4hoppybeer
4.69/5 rDev +22.5%
First, the aroma is amazing. I get roasted malt like most porters, and some chocolate. Maybe some sweetness at the end. The taste is amazing as well. You get hit with roasted malt, followed by a little bit of chocolate. Not to much bitterness at the end. I would say that the mouthfeel is medium, leaning towards a little lower. Not too much though. Overall, this is my favorite porter to date!
06-18-2013 05:26:09 | More by mrbojangles115
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
Picked up a single in Williamsburg. Poured in a plastic cup...
A: Black, with a light mocha head; a few webs of lace stick to the plastic.
S: Chocolate malt; nice, roasted aroma; nice porter aroma.
T: Chocolate; brownie batter / light roasted coffee; nothing over the top; nice, even taste; dry, earthy hop finish - but not really bitter.
M: Full; high carbonation; nice texture.
O: A real nice, traditional porter!
*from notes 4.20.13
04-26-2013 00:40:00 | More by jpro
3.19/5 rDev -16.7%
The appearance is in line with other solid porters, with a dark chestnut-brown color beneath a nice, foamy beige head. The aroma is largely a light milk chocolate with only a little bit of roast, although it is all a bit muted until the beer warmed up a bit. The flavor is again dominated by sweet, milky, chocolate malts, which is even a little too sweet for my liking, but there is also a slight astringency that detracts from the taste. The smooth, light carbonation doesn't get in the way. Overall, this beer has good color and aroma, and it has a decent depth of flavor despite being a bit over-sweet, making it a solid, slightly above-average porter.
04-15-2013 16:50:58 | More by devilben02
3.56/5 rDev -7%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color; it isn't entirely opaque. The head is a one finger light cream shade. Not very impressive looking to start, it fades rather quickly and doesn't leave much lacing behind.
S: This has a good chocolate presence, and it's also backed by some roasted nuts, coffee, and cream. Nice aroma, yet nothing groundbreaking.
T: At first I notice some dry chocolate, ultimately giving way to notes of caramel, brown sugar, and even tangy fruit esters. There's also a slight finishing mineral component.
M: Very creamy, yet at the same time, quite dry and clean. Not over-carbonated like some porters, too. Drinkability is fantastic.
O: This is a fine example of an everyday beer. It inspires simple, easy going drinkability, yet doesn't blow away the palate (nor does it attempt to). But I could easily put down 2 or 3 of these in a sitting with no complaints - I'm even a bit sad I only bought a single, so yes, this one is indeed very good.
04-11-2013 20:38:05 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.99/5 rDev +4.2%
12 oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black and opaque in the glass but with a fine looking reddish mahogany at the edges. The tan head is small with limited retention, although a partial top coat and ring last on and on, and irregular sticky lacing is left on the sides of my glass.
Aroma: Not strong, but has some depth and complexity,. Caramel and dark roasted malt with hints of dark fruit, coffee and a light touch of spicy hops.
Taste: The flavor amplifies the aromas, especially the coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Meanwhile, the dark fruit is minimal, but that’s OK, there’s plenty to enjoy here and some nice dynamics from start to aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Soft, with a near medium body and enough carbonation to add life and make it seem a bit lighter. Only a touch of dryness in the finish.
Overall: I love some porters and fine others unappealing. This is one of the good ones. It is so much better than the 961 Porter that preceded it. Flavorful but very well balanced and not at all challenging. Worth seeking out.
03-01-2013 23:55:00 | More by chinchill
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
bottle from Nov 2012 poured into a Mother Earth pint glass
A: Pours a murky brown color. Not anything special here, kind of unappealing until you see the beautiful khaki head that sits around for a little.
S: Smell is bland, little metallicy, some cheap chocolate notes, coffee, and tobacco leaves
T: Taste is much better than the smell. A smooth milky chocolate flavor with some toasted malts and vanilla notes. No fruit flavors at all, but a unique blend of dark sweetness.
M: Medium to light bodied with hardly any carbonation
O: Dont drink this after you've consumed a true world class stout because it will make you not appreciate it. This is a great session stout and isnt intended to rock your world like a FBS, FIS, Sexual chocolate, etc. Very simple flavors with alot of malt that makes this beer a solid go-to. Worth a shot, but wont ever crack your top 20
02-23-2013 07:07:53 | More by hornsup
4.31/5 rDev +12.5%
Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.
A: Pours a dark black hue with a thin, 2-finger, tan head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a partial trail down the side.
S: Great toasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate.
T: Sweet and slightly bitter toasted malt flavor with a slightly astringent coffee and chocolate background similar to the aroma.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: I really liked this porter – great aromas and flavors and went down easy.
02-13-2013 02:26:52 | More by ckollias
Washington's Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.