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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 15
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Penn Quarter Porter is our first in a line of draft-only limited-release beer, and it's a robust porter! In the way that The Public is on the line between a pale ale and an IPA, this is on the line between a porter and a stout - with chocolate notes and a dry, roasted finish.

(Beer added by: starrdogg on 05-12-2011)
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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured into a standard pint glass: color dark, near black, not even any brown or amber edges; head is tan, almost dark tan, fine and medium sized bubbles that present 1/2 inch thick then dissipate to a solid top with some nice lacing on the glass.

aroma is exceptional, very nice and aromatic, coffee, chocolate flavors dominate, some subtle grassy and earthy hop aromas are present.

taste is also very good, very forward in the sweeter flavors but also dry in the finish; sweeter flavors follow the aroma with chocolate and coffee forward; hops are earthy and grasy

mouthfeel is very pleasant, nice lingering flavors on the tongue and cheeks with the drying quality on the tongue

mvanaskie13, Yesterday at 11:47 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

pasjc2001, Saturday at 05:16 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

PaleAndBitter, Thursday at 02:08 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

chadwicktorres, Sep 11, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

DeadWalkerAir, Sep 05, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%

tectactoe, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Budinetz, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mattmarka1, Aug 27, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

BTHU, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Leiermann, Aug 18, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

georgiaboy8686, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tpeters, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

BarrytheBear, Aug 04, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am not a big fan of the can beer. It was a little rough of the edges. I am porter fan but this had a little bit of a coating on the mouth. We were doing a tour of the east coast and this was kinda of a road block on the tour. DC beer that was to be the best of the batch, it was a little rough.

malprep, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BeersAndBears, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BrewStrong2156, Aug 03, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a mug. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and very slight fruitiness. Tastes of slight berries with a very strong coffee. Beer is full bodied lighter carbonated but very drinkable. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tvghost, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Mesa512, Jul 30, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: dark, dark brown to black, nice giy edge head with significant lacing.

S: roasted grain notes and coffee, coming through more with warmth

T: dark roasted grains, some medium body coffee, just on the bitter side of a balance against sweetness. The middle taste I get a little oat flavor. The end taste is a bit of generic green (shrub-like) hops taste that lightly dries the mouth.

M: besides the light drying, which I like better than a hop-bomb ending in porters, the overall feel is just a tad weak. The taste does hit all parts of the mouth, though, so I'm between a notch higher and what I gave it.

O: I think to me it's one of the best porters I've had as far as enjoyment. Roasted malt characters backed by a light, dry bittering effect in the back, that's what I enjoy. This one is also right I the edge of being a stout, maybe that helps.

cjgiant, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Amedlin18, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

patdunkel, Jul 23, 2014
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Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.