Brewed in one of the most iconic cities from the times of America’s fight for Independence, Philadelphia, and adorned with a portrait of the nation’s first president, George Washington, its a shame that I missed out on this one during the 4th of July festivities, as I would have fit in with any fellow American patriot.
Bottle: As stated, Washington stares you down as a man who has seen and done more than you can imagine in his life as the dark brown beer rests behind him on the label.
Pour: Brown hue with a slowly dissipating foam head and a fantastic lacing that covers the surface.
Flavor: A treat for fans of porters as a bitter yet spicy blend meets you at the rim. It is complex and brooding as it changes and develops in your mouth in to a full-flavored taste.
Aroma: A strong and aromatic blend of spices wafts out of the bottle and doesn’t hold back with a rich and bold aroma.
Mouthfeel: Thick and rich with a bold layer of foam that refuses to dissipate, even when consumed. The last touch of this porter is a tingling bite that lingers well in to the next sip.
Structure: Complex and layered. Each sip mystifies but also reveals a new level, if consumed properly and patiently.
Food Pairing: This is a thick and prominent porter that is meant to wash down the heartiest of meals, yet meant to be downed slowly to prevent bloating and a false sense of fullness.
Overall: If you like porters, and furthermore, a spicy porter, then this is the one for you. A bold and complicated mixture of brewing expertise that has made Yards a go-to for me, regardless of the type of brew.
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