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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

544 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 24
Gots: 20 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice dark amber color. Definitely "porter" colored. Has a nice head.

Smell: Nice rich, roasted, porter smell.

Taste: Complex, rich, roasted. I don't really taste chocolate, but then again I'm not much for chocolate in my beer.

Mouthfeel: Not overly carbonated, but has a smooth feel.

Overall: I'm glad I picked this one. Can't have more than 2 in one night, but that just makes my stock last longer.

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The smell is sweet malt, then the bitterness from the hops. Definitely some chocolate on the nose.

The taste is slightly sweet/malt(chocolate hints)...then bitter....just like it smelled. This is what a porter should be! Wonderful!

The mouthfeel was perfect for a porter...silky and smooth with light carbonation, but not sticky or syrupy.

This was a wonderful offering! perfect every day drinker of a porter!

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General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.