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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

543 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 543
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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

03-03-2014 03:55:09 | More by blameo
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown in color with good clarity (you'll need a bright light of course). Poured with a short, rich, light beige foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap. Roasted malt and sweet toffee aromas with earthy, herbal hop and dark chocolate notes beneath. Medium bodied with a creamy smooth feel and soft carbonation. Dark roasted and chocolate malt flavors with sweet toffee up front and earthy bitter hops through the middle. Bitterness fades to roasted malts at the end as this finishes crisp and dry. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 21:51:49 | More by IronLover
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Porter is one of my favorite style's. This one is a standout. Perfect porter profile, sweet chocolate and coffee notes. Subtle hop profile. Nice head and great finish TRY THIS BEER!!!! Its a great…nay the best porter in PA. I would put this up against founders and great lakes for the best representation of the style. I am glad I bought this case. I will be savoring it this winter!

Serving type: bottle

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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear very dark amber in color (black when viewed from afar) and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of sweet and smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted malts along with nutty and chocolate malts and notes of smoke towards the finish. A light amount of sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink and has an interesting mix of aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 22:07:17 | More by metter98
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Nate139

Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black, very dark brown around edges. Tan brown head that dissipated quickly

S - Malty chocolate, subtle coffee notes

T - Strong chocolate and coffee, faint dark fruity (almost cherry like) taste at the end

M - Very smooth, medium bodied

O - Pretty good beer all around

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Smith pint glass. Moderately aggressive hand. Didn't see any date on the label or bottle. Apparently this is ol' GW's original recipe. Would it taste better in a powdered wig and wooden teeth?

A: Very dark amber that appears mostly black from afar. 1 finger of light beige head with ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Roasted malt with dark chocolate notes. Lighter coffee. Slight presence of piney hop. Faint molasses. Honey. Smoke.

T: Roasted and rather smoky malt with a pleasant nuttiness. Gradual transition to a moderate hop bitterness. Dry finish. No alcohol of note. A little tang on the back end.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. A bit more fullness wouldn't hurt, but feels smooth.

O: I enjoyed this. Well balanced with good scents and flavors. Texturally, kind of thin on the palate, but very drinkable.

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Serving type: bottle

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jjboesen

Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is part of their "Ales of the Revolution." It is a robust porter based on George Washington's own recipe - apparently, our first president liked to tipple as he also had his own distillery. The spongy vanilla head head immedialty dissipates ( a metaphor for removing the crown from our shores?) to leave sketchy lacing olong the glassrim. The body is a dark ruby color that is impervious to light. There are pleasant notes of cocoa nubs, molasses and malt. The palate is tickled with semi-sweet chocolate whisps, while the mouthfeel is balanced enough to belie a 7% abv.

A delicious beer, by George; is it no wonder we all carry pictures of him in our wallets.

Note: This beer was tasted at the Yards' Brewing Tasting Room on January 18, 2014.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2014 18:06:00 | More by jjboesen
General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.