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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

553 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 553
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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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12-16-2012 23:26:56 | More by cliff1066
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma here is predominately of roasted malts, with a touch of cocoa and sweetness. Definitely predominately roasted, however.

Taste follows the nose quite well...pretty big roasted notes fill the body of the beer in a rich way...there are dark chocolate notes as well alongside the roasted malts...with a hint of sweetness there as well.

Pretty good porter...robust but not too roasted or bold. Solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:28:21 | More by NODAK
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Black with a three finger tan head head.

S- Nutty, roasted malts, cocoa, some coffee, touch of dark fruits.

T- Roasted nuts, coffee, roasted malts, some cocoa, touch of fruits.

M- Light to medium body, somewhat creamy.

O- This a great porter and the best beer I have tried Yards. Nice complexity. Would love try this on cask. Definitely will pick this up again!

Serving type: bottle

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General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.