General Washington's Tavern Porter - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance- Pours a deep brown color with a bit of ruby red shinning through the brew. Upon pouring there is a one half finger cream colored head. The smallish, but thick head fades over about a 4 min time span to leave a great level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of roasted malt and some coffee. With these more roasted aromas there are aromas of sweetness. The sweet is largely of toffee as well as some hints of molasses and prune. Other aromas of a light nut and some cocoa are there as well, rounding out the aroma rather nicely.
Taste – The flavor begins with a strong roasted malt flavor and some smoother caramel sweetened coffee. Some light vanilla and a molasses come to the tongue shortly after the initial taste. As the taste advances further the coffee begins getting more bitter in nature. Along with this bittering comes some flavors of a nutty nature as well as some British earthy hop flavors. At the end of the taste a brown sugar and a bit of a warming alcohol taste join the coffee, roasted and now stronger earthy flavors of the brew to leave a complex, moderately sweet, and bitter roasted flavor that leaves a very satisfying mark on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lower than average side for a porter of 7% abv with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The lower carbonation is fantastic for the roasted and slightly bitter flavors of the brew, although a slightly thicker body may have helped these flavors along a bit more.
Overall – Quite a delicious brew. The flavor has lots of transitions with all of them being relatively smooth and un-abrupt. Other then the somewhat weak creaminess/body, it was quite a nice brew.
Serving type: growler
03-15-2013 00:42:44 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Undated 12 oz bottle at 35 degrees into 12 oz standard pint
Aroma - weak aroma of roasted malt
Head small (2 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing excellent covers the entire surface
Body very dark brown, chill haze
Flavor begins with roasted malt and sweet molasses; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation
I last had this in 2008 and don’t remember the circumstances, but I will upgrade the rating in my database. This is a very pleasant porter with a definite molasses flavor and sweetness but is not cloying. The appearance is enticing, the aroma is weak, and the flavor and palate are very good.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 12:59:34 | More by Ozzylizard
3.79/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tasted On: 07-05-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received in a trade
Dark brown beer with red highlights. The big, tan head has very good retention and good lacing.
Smells have caramel malts and brown bread. Also aromas of toasted grains.
The roasted malts have some coffee like bitterness in the taste, with notes of cocoa and slight sweetness of molasses.
Mouthfeel is thick, and finishes with coffee flavors and an earthy bitterness.
Overall a good, well-rounded porter that I enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 03:02:07 | More by sommersb
3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into the only available non-paper vessel, a ceramic mug.
a: Black with a thick tan head which receded to thin surface foam an dense lacing.
s: Slight dark malt.
t: Mild dark sweetness, hints of coffee and dark chocolate and some smoke. Sweet to dry finish.
m: medium with good body.
o: A tasty and easy drinking porter with a slight muskiness reminiscent of old-time taverns. Or am I just imagining the latter? No, and I like it.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 04:24:40 | More by scotorum
General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
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