General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Yards Brewing Co.

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87
very good
83 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Washington's Reserve

Added by Philabeerphia on 10-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown, head dissipates, no lacing. About same levels of chocolate and coconut on the nose with some vanilla. Taste is light, some wood but not getting any bourbon. Below average body and average carbonation.

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Photo of BFCarr
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is vanilla with roasted notes. Taste is vanilla with some bourbon notes. Feel is a bit thin for a Porter, but not bad. Overall, an above average porter.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, PA.

This one pours a pretty dark brown, with a small wispy head, and not much lacing.

Smells pretty good- chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak- nothing unexpected, but pleasant nonetheless.

Unfortunately the taste is a bit of a disappointment. The base doesn't seem to be able to stand to the barrel aging, as there's a sort of watery hole in the middle of this beer, where I'd want some malt complexity to carry it. The base beer is much, much better than this BA version. The bourbon is slightly harsh. The oak and vanilla imparted from the barrel are pleasant, but not quite evocative enough. The beer just tastes a lot thinner than the actual base.

This is medium bodied, but way too thin for the style, unfortunately.

This is a disappointment, but Yards isn't exactly known for being masters of barrel-aging. It's not really their wheelhouse.

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Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jodybrutal
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.94/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

16 oz. nonic glass. From a growler filled at the brewery. Been in the fridge for a couple days.

L - Pitch dark brown, very little light coming through. One finger head. Nice abundant lacing on the glass. Epic looking porter

S - Notes: Vanilla, milk chocolate, molasses with a hint of the bourbon cask. Very nice smell

T - Dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and an very nice and pleasant bourbon finish. Wow.

F - Probably the easiest drinking bourbon beer I have had. Dark malts add some body and the bourbon add to the taste but pretty easily drinkable at 7%. Hefty but fit brew.

O - Simply amazing beer. Probably my new favorite of all-time. Comes out for a very limited time, I even made a special trip to the brewery just to get a growler fill. The General would certainly approve

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Photo of Aewachiw
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OGShotzy
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewlinson
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't review much but this was perfectly delicious. Had it on cask so that made it even more enjoyable. Vanilla taste is persistent throughout but not overly sweet. Well done to Yards and I'm from Pittsburgh :)

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Photo of jjd315
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amattocks2
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BoOmerG
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluehende
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The bourbon is somewhat subdued. I much prefer this style than big bourbon.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDHopster
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wertschy
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hamrwolf
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Yards Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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