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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
300
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
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16
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39
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Strong, smoky aroma has an overtone of cocoa and hints of licorice and miso. It pours an opaque warm sable with a fairly thick tan head that is not overly persistent but leaves some generous lacing. Flavor has a core of roast malt and subtle notes of caramel, molasses and licorice. Texture is a bit on the thin side and not overly fizzy. If not outstanding, still a decent porter.

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Photo of magine
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a becker.

Pours a dark brown with some mahogany on the edges. Light brown head. Good pillow of head settles. Head settles to a patchy layer. Decent lace clings. Pretty good looks.

Brew smells of mild malts, roasted nuttiness, caramel. Some tofee perhaps and chocolate for sure. Decent nose.

Brew is a little thin initially, good carbonation leads the way to sessioning, good drinkability. Good roasted flavors; nutty, dark chocolates, sweet dark fruity yeasts. Very good flavors. As it warms it seems to fill out a bit more. Very solid porter.

I like the flavors and the higher abv here. A nice porter to session and would seek out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very drinkable porter with a deep opaque color. Smells consist of dark malt and burnt espresso with flavorings hinting at chocolate. A short lived espresso head which turns quickly to lacing on the glass.

I enjoyed the growler fill over the bottle (I'm lucky enough to live just down the road from this brewery).

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review taken from notes
12 oz bottle
Thanks to my mom & dad for this one. Got this beer as a surpise 6 pack from my parents. They stopped by Williamsburg Alewerks brewery a month back and brought me back a mixed 6
A: medium brown with small head that doesnt last long
S: roasted and chocolate malts
T: Chocolate with only slight roastiness. Pretty easy to drink and low IBUs
M: Light mouthfeel and carbonation
O: This beer is a decent porter-definitely the best bottle from the mixed 6, but I'm not really a Pale Ale or Lager guy. It was pretty cool of my parents to support my craft beer experience.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of littlelorib
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown to black opaque brew with a half inch of cafe au lait colored head, thinning quickly to lacing on glass. Smell is of roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is of chocolate and burnt coffee with the alcohol making itself known. Funny, its not that high of an ABV for the alcohol to be so visible. Moderate mouth feel with maybe a little too much carbonation.

Overall, a drinkable porter but without much to set it apart from the pack of other drinkable porters.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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