General Washington's Tavern Porter - Yards Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
06-26-2014 04:24:40 | More by scotorum
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
Pours a merky looking thick black color with a nice tan colored head that fades quickly into a nice ring of lacing.
Smell is sweet to me with some malt tones, coffee and dark chocolate. I can tell just by the smell that this is a complex porter.
Taste is excellent. Extremely balanced between bitter and sweet. It actually tastes even better than it smells.
Has more body than most porters I've tried but maintains a nice smoothness.
Overall excellent. Highly recommended.
06-13-2014 03:21:20 | More by Boggdogg
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
12 oz bottle into a goblet.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a finger high, and pale yellow in shade. Texture-wise, it's not quite as uber-creamy as some porters. While retention isn't the best, a nice ring of lacing is left on the glass.
S: I really pick up a nice molasses note, mainly. Smoke, chocolate, and aniseed lie beneath. There are also nice touches of roasted coffee and dark fruit. The (relative) complexity of the nose is catching me off guard, in a good way; but it's a bit on the mild side in terms of intensity.
T: Molasses is the predominant note here, with stewed dark fruits secondary. Some licorice, herbaceous, and grape flavors help finish it off. The roasty/chocolaty notes are sadly muted, but this is otherwise a nice porter that's on the sweet side.
M: Since this one is on the sweeter side, I'm left wishing for a bit more body to help support it. Even with its more slender feel, it's not extremely drinkable. Another problem: it's overcarbonated. Nonetheless, it goes down fairly easily.
O: I cannot tell a lie: this is a fine porter. It's not up there in the elite tier by any means, but it's certainly not gross, either. Personally, I think it's a bit too licorice-y. Oh well, still worth trying.
06-09-2014 23:17:50 | More by ThisWangsChung
3/5 rDev -21.5%
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, with a thin light brown head that completely disappeared. No lace.
Nose: Some sweeter malt notes of caramel. Some alcohol on the nose. Earthy notes of mushroom and moss,
Taste: Sweeter malt notes of toasted bread.
Mouthfeel: Smooth with mild carbonation
Overall: A decent porter that is not complex, but has a good flavor. Would not seek out again, but glad I tried, based on how much I liked the Chocolate Love Stout from the same brewery.
04-27-2014 23:53:32 | More by antott0523
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a deep brown, possibly black, no light gets through to be able to tell. It has a moderate tan head that has almost no retention, but leaves a little lacing. The aroma is mild with some dark roast notes and a little hint of alcohol sweetness. The taste is very roast forward with just a hint of earthy hops on the finish. There is a little silkiness to the mouthfeel and a slightly lighter weight to the body. An above-average porter from the first president.
04-27-2014 23:07:54 | More by delta490
General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
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