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Williamsburg AleWerks Washingtons Porter

Williamsburg AleWerks Washingtons Porter

Rated 3.123 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Williamsburg AleWerks

Williamsburg, VA, United States

Style:  Porter

6.3% Alcohol by Volume

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Rich and smooth, AleWerks Porter is a traditional example from colonial times. A seven malt backbone is balanced with Fuggles hops. Sit back and relax after dinner with a pint.

ID: 26810 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank27829
Overall Percentile40.9
Style Rank1023 of 1350
Style Percentile24.2
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score3.6
Average Score3.160
Weighted Score3.123
Standard Deviation0.619

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SINGLEMALTER 229 reviews
rated 3.6 9 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

Quite a mixed reception for this entry, I see. Perhaps earlier bottlings fell short, but I find it a very enjoyable quaff. Sampling from a six-pack courtesy of my parents (God bless them) who picked some up at my request on their last visit to Williamsburg. A thinly-headed pour of a very dark, mahogany tone. Malty fragrance with notes of coffee and chocolate, chocolate repeated in the taste, along with some molasses and a hint of coffee. I like it. Not the best in the class, certainly, but worth a try.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle courtesy of mwiscount. Black brown pour with a tight short tan head, nice lacing. Roasted malt aroma and flavor with a hint of molasses, toasted bread, coffee and cocoa. Nice and flavorful. Thanks Melanie.

  • CYBERCAT 9915 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Strong, smoky aroma has an overtone of cocoa and hints of licorice and miso. It pours an opaque warm sable with a fairly thick tan head that is not overly persistent but leaves some generous lacing. Flavor has a core of roast malt and subtle notes of caramel, molasses and licorice. Texture is a bit on the thin side and not overly fizzy. If not outstanding, still a decent porter.

  • SINGLEMALTER 229 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Quite a mixed reception for this entry, I see. Perhaps earlier bottlings fell short, but I find it a very enjoyable quaff. Sampling from a six-pack courtesy of my parents (God bless them) who picked some up at my request on their last visit to Williamsburg. A thinly-headed pour of a very dark, mahogany tone. Malty fragrance with notes of coffee and chocolate, chocolate repeated in the taste, along with some molasses and a hint of coffee. I like it. Not the best in the class, certainly, but worth a try.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Black colour, tan head. Classic coffee nose, toast and malty and brown sugar. Extremely vigourous pour produced a small head, but it retains really really well. Some lacing. Nice espresso on the taste, medium bodied, smooth, quite bitter actually, event though the aroma suggests otherwise. I do not personally find any of the tart/sour notes that others detect. This is a great example of the style and quite easy to drink. Well enjoyed. A winner

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours dark brown with a tan/light brown head - thick and it hangs in there for a while... phenomenal lacing. Smooth and rich on the pallette with chocolately roasted malts - slightly sweet and lacking just a bit.

  • FOAMDOME 505 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Pours deep brown with reddish hue, and clear. Head is light brown, dense, and very (!) long-lasting. Great lacing, too. Pretty amazing variety of sensations in the complex aroma. I get floral and fruity notes over a base of earthy, musty tobacco smells. After such a tantalizing set-up, the flavor was a bit disappointing. Tangy-sour taste, like a coke and listerine cocktail. Mouthfeel is smooth and warming. The sensation is like having a coke throat lozenger. Aftertaste is like cherry pipe tobacco.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 2.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    Bottle, poured with a ton of carbonation, really nice looking chocolate head over top of a full brown-black body. Head retention was very solid. The aroma was lightly roasted chocolate. The flavor was a pungent, astringent sour/lactic milky chocolate with a nasty roast bite also in the end, just a really horridly tasting product. Aftertaste full of some metal elements, lingering acidity and astringency. I'm not sure I could brew a more offensive porter and feel guilty passing along a couple of these as bonuses, since this brew was rating a bit better earlier. Ouch!

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 2.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    Dark brown pour with beautiful fluffy head and excellent lacing...but, I think something was wrong with this bottle. Rich chocolate malts with some coffee, as the aroma indicated, but some god-awful tart sour citrusy acidic yucky zing that just can't be intended (can it?). The beer is overcarbonated as well. It's a shame because I think this would have been a really good beer if that nastiness could be surgically removed.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 2.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 2

    Very dark, close to opaque in color. the head is head and one of those that cling together so that it’s able to rise over an inch above the rim without spilling over. The aroma isn’t off, but the flavor is decidedly tart and it covers the other flavors.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours with an almost four-finger thick, creamy-chocolate brown colored head that sits atop a blackened brown colored brew. The aroma is thick with dark malt aromatics; notes of dark chocolate, blackened malt sugars, toasted malt, lightly roasted coffee beans, some notes similar to burnt malt husks, and heavily toasted crusty bread are all quite prominent. The aroma really has a rich, dark malt character to it that is a mix of roast notes and rich, dark malt sugars; it is quite nice, if perhaps a little simplistic in its focus on dark malt driven aromatics.

    Pretty well carbonated, though not overly so, it fizzes a bit as it first hits my tongue. It is not quite as rich as the aroma might suggest, but it is still a bit chewier than one might expect from your typical Porter. The finish has some lingering notes reminiscent of bitter espresso and roast grain husks. A solid malt sweetness is here, but is quite hidden by all of the roast flavors. Tastes something like a coffee, thickened with cream, but without the milk flavors, that has some solid dark chocolate flavors and is lightly sweetened by dark, but not quite burnt caramelized sugar. This really is a chewy, rich Porter and it is quite enjoyable. At times it seems there might be a touch of vegetal like flavor in the finish, though it is only noticeable at times

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