General Washington's Tavern Porter | Yards Brewing Co.

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General Washington's Tavern PorterGeneral Washington's Tavern Porter
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3.83/5
Very Good
792 Ratings
General Washington's Tavern PorterGeneral Washington's Tavern Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel notes to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare (whose original brewery stood just blocks from where ours is now). Our Tavern Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth, and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish.

Added by SixpointJMH on 09-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,711
Reviews:
295
Ratings:
792
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
168
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 792 |  Reviews: 295
Photo of jcole524
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgiordano88
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Fairly straightforward medium style porter - slightly roasted flavors, a little chocolate and traditional malt bill. To the point and unassuming, it gets the job done.

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Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srw
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a nice dark brown, with a small white head, and a good amount of lacing

This smells like chocoate, rye, slight honey sweetness, roasted malt, and a little bit of licorice.

This is a nice easy drinking porter, with a good balance of bitter and sweet. There's some honey and molasses, a little bit of fruitiness, rye spice, roasted malt, and some licorice.

This is light bodied, but not thin, at all- it coats the mouth nicely. It's got a good level of carbonation.

I really enjoyed this one- and I really like the idea of this series.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint bottled on 8/26

A: Small creamy looking slightly off white head. Body is a dark brown almost black but light escapes around the edges.

S: Roasted malts, caramel, nuts, slight coffee, very grainy sweet breads

T: Lots of nice roasted malts, a light bit of coffee, nutty, a little bit oaky, sweet and a light bit of chocolate and smokiness

M: Medium to slightly thin has a fairly creamy body.

O: This is a good porter solid taste easy drinking nothing off about it. Just a well done clean porter. This is something you would enjoy if you want malts but not the high ABV.

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Photo of Speedihd
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cherry cola black with a finger of mocha head. Nutty roasted malts with a hint of vanilla. Similar taste, with a nice roasted malt quality on the backend. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. This is a great porter.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Anniversary trip with Leah in state College at the deli restaurant. Have had this in bottle, but rating this from a tap pour. Good color, average smell and average taste. Nothing to get too excited about, but a drinkable choice.

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Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep mahogany hue with amber up to the light. Dense tan foam about 1/4". The taste has a creamy malty fullness with caramel and a bit of oak smokiness. The flavors don't drop off suddenly (like some beers), but there is also no pronounced aftertaste.

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

Photo of BMart
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robdiana
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Njrayzor
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sherm570
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

**
09/02/2012
On tap at City Tavern, Philadelphia.
Look: Dark brown / black pour.
Taste: Carmel, coffee notes with a late bitterness
Feel: light carbonation
A hearty porter.
**

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

General Washington's Tavern Porter from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 792 ratings
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