Brewer Patriot Collection - George Washington Porter | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Brewer Patriot Collection - George Washington PorterBrewer Patriot Collection - George Washington Porter
197 Ratings
Brewer Patriot Collection - George Washington PorterBrewer Patriot Collection - George Washington Porter

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with licorice, a proprietary hand-smoked malt and almost a pound of East Kent Goldings hops per barrel.

Added by AllThingsNinja on 03-26-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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2/5  rDev -38.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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1/5  rDev -69.2%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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2.01/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I recently had this beer on tap at Sam Adams brewery during their tour.
Pours a dark brown color with Ruby highlights and a fairly small brown head.
Not much going on with the nose on this, I can barely smell a bit of smokiness and that's it.
As expected from the aroma, little to no flavor at all. Very waterey, a touch of smoke and chocolate and a mid English hop finish. Lame.
Fairly carbonated for a Porter.
Very drinkable, probably the most drinkable porter ever. Mainly because it is pretty much just dirty water.
Overall this beer doesn't taste bad, its just incredibly boring. Good thing they only have 2 kegs left to pawn off on unsuspecting tour goers because I'm sure no one wants it.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really nice beer. Pours dark amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of burnt malt with some anise. Great roastiness with the malt and coffee up front that blends nicely into a sweeter and slightly licorice back. Much better than the 1790 Root Beer licorice bomb. Good balance.

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2.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in 16oz. pint glass.

Me and a friend decided to try the Brewer Patriot Collection so we split all of them

This was my least favorite besides the root beer which was horrible. I enjoyed drinking all of them just for the fact this was something our founding fathers would have drank. So it was some what nostalgic.

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3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle: this fine brew pours a muddy brownish/black with a billowing tan head that lingers. Aroma is overrun with molasses, quite malty, some caramel notes, nice hop texture, and I can faintly smell the licorice. Taste consists of big malt notes, the licorice is more prevalent in the taste. Also, there are a nice chocolate note, caramel, molasses, and an oatmeal texture. Palate is nicely bitter and rather long lasting. Overall, I liked this porter. It's good to see Sam's come out with these special brews every now and again.

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Brewer Patriot Collection - George Washington Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 197 ratings
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