Washington's Porter | AleWerks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.35%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
300
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of kevanb
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into an AleWerks snifter.

The beer pours a deep cola brown color, almost black, nice and opaque with a thick, soapy caramel head that has moderate retention and leaves a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is of dark, rich, malted grain, light cocoa, toasted coffee beans, very earthy ones at that and a bit of chalkiness. The aroma definitely straddles the line between earthy and sweet, but doesn't have a lot of depth or complexity. The same rings true for the flavors, lots of dark barley, burnt and bitter cocoa, toasted coffee bean is very light and faded, but brings out some earthiness and almost an ashiness that isn't out of place or unpleasant, but doesn't really congeal the beer that well. Again, it's lightly bitter, not too sweet, but straightforward and simple. The mouthfeel is okay, lots of carbonation but it's still quite smooth, a little lighter and thinner than I'd be prefer with an easy going finish that sits well.

Verdict: A nice rendition of an American Porter from AleWerks. I wish it was a bit more robust and richer in the mouth, but all in all, it achieves what it set out to do. I could definitely drink a few of these in the winter time.

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Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of PaulD
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours an inky black, completely opaque, with a full finger of chocolate colored head that quickly disappeared into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Lots of malt and freshly baked dark bread. Bitter-sweet dark chocolate and caramel. Slight coffee notes.

Taste: Lots of roasted malt and coffee and chocolate up front with some mild sweetness at the finish. Some slight tobacco flavors to, maybe from the roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium and slightly more than a little chewy. However, there’s practically no carbonation to the beer, zip, zero, nada.

Overall: This is a very, very good porter. I really enjoy the roastiness that this beer has. That being said, compared to the other Washington Porter, that being brewed by Yards, this porter comes in second best. However, I still look forward to having another of these.

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Photo of StoutSeth
2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of VBWharfRat
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DonFrap
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of mtnwesdew
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of brendaniel
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Raiders757
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kendo
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is dark brown with a small greyish head that's gone quickly.

S: Coffee dominates - day-old coffee, or the kind that's been sitting in the pot a tad bit too long. Faint scent of char.

T: Again with the old coffee. Also roasted barley malt and some charcoal. Touch of earthy hops at the finish.

M: A little bit thin in feel; carbonation is modestly prickly.

O: OK for a porter; nothing particularly stands out, but it's not bad either.

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Photo of olbubba
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black color, with thin creamy tan head. No lacing.

Very faint aroma of toasted malts, caramel and cocoa-like flavors. Not too much on the nose.

Good medium mouth feel/body, low carbonation, if any. Nice flavors of roasted malt, barley, mild coffee. Very persistent tastes and very pleasing.

A very nice porter, as good as any out there.

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Photo of mrbojangles115
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First, the aroma is amazing. I get roasted malt like most porters, and some chocolate. Maybe some sweetness at the end. The taste is amazing as well. You get hit with roasted malt, followed by a little bit of chocolate. Not to much bitterness at the end. I would say that the mouthfeel is medium, leaning towards a little lower. Not too much though. Overall, this is my favorite porter to date!

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ChugginOil
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tommyguz
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of ChrisKayler
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Washington's Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 300 ratings.
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