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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

554 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 24
Gots: 25 | 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: guinness33 on 09-30-2003)
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micromaniac129

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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown or garnet in color with a small but dense foam cap. Appears to be nicely carbo'd but it's hard to tell. It is quite dark.
Smells thickly of rich malts toffee caramel and some roastiness. Hops are a non-issue here.
Tastes rich and sweet, you can definitly pick up the molasses sweetness. A dry finsh.
A full bodied beer here, it pours thickly into my glass and offers plenty of alcohol warming.
Good lacing through out this tasting.
It reminds me alot of what the base brew for Anchor Christmas ale would taste like before they add all the twigs and stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 01:00:38 | More by micromaniac129
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General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.