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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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very good

652 Ratings
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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 31
Gots: 79 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 09-30-2003

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.
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Pours a medium dark brown with huge tan head and chocolate aroma.

Taste is surprisingly sweet from the molasses. Almost as sweet as a milk stout. Notes of coffee on the palate but the sweet chocolate predominates. Drinks like a light milk stout. The finish is bitter dark chocolate. No wonder we won the war.

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Poured from a chilled 12 oz. bottle into a lager glass.
Dark brown color, only 1/2 finger of head.

Aroma: molasses, molasses, and more molasses.
Taste: A solid malt and porter taste with lots of coffee, some chocolate. I'm naive about how some of these porters are made, but I won't be surprised if a dark coffee is blended in with this porter. My experience with porters is limited, but I was somewhat disappointed with this one as it appears to try too hard to be a porter. I hope that makes sense.

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General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.