Washington's Porter | AleWerks Brewing Company

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301 Ratings
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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:
301
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Randall'd with chocolate morsels and fresh raspberries. Very nice!

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Photo of misternebbie
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drifter1
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma chocolate, roasted malt, anise, faint coffee, nuts, & brown sugar. Taste dark fruits, slight smoke, coffee, & cocoa, roasty malt.

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Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uvachief
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at brewery. Full 2 fingers of lingering head with nice lacing. Dark chocolate brown but lighting isn't the best. Smells of slight chocolate, malts and heavy sugar maybe caramel or brown sugar. Tastes like a traditional porter. Malted with chocolate, caramel and I'm guessing roasted barley. Medium fullness in the mouth. Just the right amount of complexity. Would have guessed more than 6.35% abv. Didn't burn but drank like a stout. Liked it very much. Would love to see a barrel aged version of this. Excellent.

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Photo of bigbutter
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MECove
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When the bottle is poured into a glass, it is richly dark with no head or lacing. The smell is more roasted than the actual taste. The feel is slightly more carbonated than I prefer. The flavor, however, is just warm and sweet enough, making it easy to drink awhile with a lingering pleasurable aftertaste. For such a dark porter with a stronger content, it is amazingly not heavy.

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Photo of DavidHume
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flight size at the brewery...

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Photo of CBodamer
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ragarazor
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of xseanprimex
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of rlpete
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.

3.25 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention was poor though I admit that the glass went through the dishwasher (against my will).

3.75 S: Roasted malts with sweet chocolate. Lots of caramel. Sweet overall, but not overly so. Quite nice.

3.5 T: Tastes good, but not quite as good as the nose. Roasty with chocolate again, but a lot less sweet than the nose suggests. Mild hop bitterness with a touch of earthy flavor. Caramel and a hint of molasses.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess and super smooth.

3.5 D: Solid beer overall.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dsshuck
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

One of those "not bad, but not good" beers. Smells roasty like your grandpa's garage - even though he told your grandma he quit - while there is slight chocolate/toffee notes. A bit thin, a bit bland, a bit I wouldn't want to try ever again.

One and done, my peeps.

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Washington's Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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