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Washington's Porter | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Washington's PorterWashington's Porter

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.35%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this at Chevy Chase in DC and bought a bottle because I'd never heard of the brewery. Nice to try something unique and different.
Pours out slightly translucent, brown with redish highlights. Nice tan head with good retention. Nose is creamy burnt coffee. Taste is heavily roasted malts, charcoal, and slightly sweet fruits. Mouthfeel is good and foamy. Dirnkability is up there. Solid brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my large Duvel tulip, Washington's Porter is a dark cola brown with a tam head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is sweet malt and ethanol, with a little char.

Taste is malty, a little fruity, grape. There's some acrid black patent to balance it, which lingers on the bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick.

Drinkability is pretty good, this is a solid porter, nice balance, nothing jarring, well made.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Peaks around one finger’s worth of deep brown foam, many larger bubbles, disappears very quickly with only a thin ring around the edges, the lacing is equally thin to nonexistent. The liquid is a fully opaque brownish to black color, once in awhile you’ll see a tiny bubble break the surface, barely any sign of an orange or yellow tint. The nose lays it all on the table immediately, fully loaded with malty chocolate, coffee ice cream, vanilla, marshmallow, caramel scents, challah bread too, there’s good roastiness to it too but not really texturally sharpening the sweetness, no citrus, no earthy qualities, it’s a one trick pony but it nails that trick. Medium-bodied, surprisingly focused and dry in texture, the carbonation is strong and full of pinpricks across the palate. At times you do get a light minerally aspect along with mixed sweet grains. Besides that it’s back to the cocoa, coffee, cola, vanilla bean, whipped cream and so on. Monochrome yet has very good length, the flavors persist for some time. It does not overreach, does not good unduly sweet, it’s just a friendly, malt driven porter, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter.

A: Very dark, not quite black but still extremely dark brown. Small amount of dark tan head that faded quickly to a ring.

S: Really nice malt/coffee/chocolate mixture in that order of presence.

T: Pretty solid porter malt into coffee taste.

M: Mouthfeel seems just right for my liking. Definitely on the thin side of medium but still really nice. Fair amount of carbonation but not too much.

O: I really liked this one and will definitely have again. Nothing really overwhelming in terms of impressiveness but still just a really good porter.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Washington's Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 301 ratings
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