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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

622 Ratings
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 28
Gots: 59 | 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: SixpointJMH on 09-30-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

halo3one, Aug 15, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a slight red hue. Virtually no head, maybe a millimeter of white.
S: Smells of dark coffee, rich cocoa, roasted pecans and walnuts, toffee
T: Tastes like it smells with a deep coffee flavor coming through in the beginning (with the help of the nose) and the after taste. Even a faint taste of butterscotch within the java flavor along with dark syrup notes
M: I was almost worried that my beer was flat because there was almost no head or lacing to the beer, but once you taste it you realize there is a carbonated bite to the porter that makes it refreshing and deep and flavorful. Still wish there was a little more fullness to this porter
O: Other porters I have had are either too strong in the coffee, chocolate and other complex flavors. This beer is very drinkable and has more simple flavors than many other porters. But, this beer still has a delicious balance of more simple ingredients that makes it very drinkable but still tasty

CarlosRuizsChauffeur, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jl2414, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

JamieDuncan, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

batt6343, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

gunnerlincoln, Aug 07, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep clear garnet with a thin tan head. God lacing

S: Light coffee and cream with some dark fruit, currant or raisin. A bit of vanilla.

T: Chocolate, coffee and toffee are in the forefront. Nice complex malt profile. There's some dark fruit, mostly raisin. low hop flavor but a decent amount of hop bitterness, just enough to balance the big malt profile. Some dark bread crust Starts sweet but finishes somewhat dry with a bright bitter aftertaste on the back of the tongue.

M: Not as full bodied as a stout but a medium full body, creamy. A definite astringent character is present in the finish. Low carbonation but there's a bit of an acidic bite to this. Not overwhelming but enough to let you know its not a stout.

O: This is quite a nice porter. I would recommend this to someone who doesn't want the chewy flavor and mouthfeel of a stout. It's essentially a mini stout, Good complex flavor in the malt and nice balance that leans toward the malty side.

slusk, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

brianwsnyder, Jul 31, 2014
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flyers1980, Jul 31, 2014
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jackplane, Jul 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated 12 oz bottle at 35 degrees into 12 oz standard pint
Aroma - weak aroma of roasted malt
Head small (2 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing excellent covers the entire surface
Body very dark brown, chill haze
Flavor begins with roasted malt and sweet molasses; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

I last had this in 2008 and don’t remember the circumstances, but I will upgrade the rating in my database. This is a very pleasant porter with a definite molasses flavor and sweetness but is not cloying. The appearance is enticing, the aroma is weak, and the flavor and palate are very good.

Ozzylizard, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

hinemk76, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Rob065, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

sfboulder92, Jul 17, 2014
General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.