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General Washington's Tavern Porter - Yards Brewing Co.

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General Washington's Tavern PorterGeneral Washington's Tavern Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

591 Ratings
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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 26
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 09-30-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ShepardCommander, Sep 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. bottle into a lager glass.
Dark brown color, only 1/2 finger of head.

Aroma: molasses, molasses, and more molasses.
Taste: A solid malt and porter taste with lots of coffee, some chocolate. I'm naive about how some of these porters are made, but I won't be surprised if a dark coffee is blended in with this porter. My experience with porters is limited, but I was somewhat disappointed with this one as it appears to try too hard to be a porter. I hope that makes sense.

ppvora, Sep 23, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a slight red hue. Virtually no head, maybe a millimeter of white.
S: Smells of dark coffee, rich cocoa, roasted pecans and walnuts, toffee
T: Tastes like it smells with a deep coffee flavor coming through in the beginning (with the help of the nose) and the after taste. Even a faint taste of butterscotch within the java flavor along with dark syrup notes
M: I was almost worried that my beer was flat because there was almost no head or lacing to the beer, but once you taste it you realize there is a carbonated bite to the porter that makes it refreshing and deep and flavorful. Still wish there was a little more fullness to this porter
O: Other porters I have had are either too strong in the coffee, chocolate and other complex flavors. This beer is very drinkable and has more simple flavors than many other porters. But, this beer still has a delicious balance of more simple ingredients that makes it very drinkable but still tasty

CarlosRuizsChauffeur, Aug 14, 2014
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General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 591 ratings.