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General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Yards Brewing Co.

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General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Philabeerphia on 10-10-2010)
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured in a pint glass from a growler

it pours dark with a tan to butter cream looking head.
smells like chocolate tobacco vanilla dark malts molasses and bourbon of course.
the bourbon taste is definitely there but doesn't overwhelm the dark malts chocolate molasses vanilla and roasty goodness and warms everything up with a hint of alcohol.
mouthfeel was good but i was expecting something a little heavier from an about 7% porter aged for months in bourbon barrels
i could drink these often but a whole growler at once may not have been the best choice. I will absolutely pick up bottles of this if i see them.

mwNMT, Dec 07, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

6oz firkin pour at Memphis Taproom's Thirstoberfest.
Cola black. muslin colored head of largish, light soapy bubbles that are surprisingly resilient.

Deep, sweet molasses, dry baking chocolate and round notes of tobacco all vie for attention on the nose.

Full and sweet at the tip of the tongue, sugary-warm bourbon threads strongly in the beer from front to back. This binding character dries only slightly into some echoes of chocolate and ashen smoke near the throat. A touch of alcohol warmth is pleasingly present as the beer washes away. The medium mouthfeel is structured well, and even from the firkin the quicksilver carbonation delivered a much-needed slip.

Heavy still, 6oz is plenty for today. Don't get me wrong, this was a great beer... but we were baking in the sun for much too long before I tried this.

Philabeerphia, Oct 10, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Yards Brewing Co. (Philadelphia, PA) on 2/5/11. Served in a pint glass. ABV listed as 7%.

This pours a dark brown, with a finger of smooth mocha head. This stays creamy on the edges, with more of a wispy look in the center of the glass, while leaving back some spotty swathes of lacing. Some light bourbon notes and vanilla from the oak just kiss the aroma here up front, before giving way to the base Porter notes of dark malt, chocolate, and tart smelling fruit. This is nice.

The taste is similar, with barrel notes of molasses, vanilla, and char that envelope those primary flavors from the Porter, as cocoa, caramel, dark roast, and earthy and tart fruit all get to shine fairly prominently here. The mouthfeel is a bit fuller bodied, with a initial sharpness that give that bourbon character some prickliness but then ultimately get much more creamy feeling as this works itself down the throat. Well hid alcohol with only some light warmth being present and that seems to be confined just to the bourbon flavors.

I dug this. I'm a fan of the regular Tavern Porter from Yards, so I glad to see that the bourbon and barrel flavors here weren't overdone or overpowering in any way. I think that this would be a good intro for getting someone into this type of beer, as this fairly easy drinking and for what it is. Worth a look if you see it on tap around Philly.

Kegatron, Feb 09, 2011
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General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Yards Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.