Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Damian:
4.48/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Drank on-tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
Served in a pint glass
The beer poured a deep, dark brown/black. A flimsy cap of khaki colored froth topped the liquid. The head quickly faded to a clingy ring of foam.
The aroma was interesting initially and got better as the beer warmed. French roast coffee came through strong. Good amount of dark chocolate. Some distracting, metallic notes were apparent, but they dissipated with time. Sweet cream and vanilla notes were detectible well. Touch of smoke and roast.
Like the nose, the flavor profile was quite robust. Rich, smooth and remarkably well balanced. Strong roasted and caramel malts appeared on the front end. Creamed coffee and semi-sweet chocolate notes competed for dominance. Nice shot of vanilla. The beer finished moderately roasty, smoky and dry. The dryness was just enough to keep the beer balanced but not so much as to shock the palate. To my liking, the hops were kept to a minimum.
The mouthfeel was amazingly lush, creamy and smooth. A fine, moderate effervescence lent the beer an amazing suppleness.
The brewer's note states that Penn Quarter Porter falls somewhere between a standard porter and a stout, and this description is spot-on. Porters rarely get any better than this. Definitely seek it out.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2012 03:28:10 | More by Damian
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours out almost pitch black with a frothy tan head that leaves a very streaky pattern of lace
Smell: Surprisingly ashy, with chocolate and coffee tones
Taste: Ash, chocolate and coffee, up front, with the hops building into the finish with a leafy, resinous character
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A surprising hop bite for this style, but I rather enjoyed it
Thanks, Dave_Treat, for the opportunity
Serving type: can
03-03-2014 02:09:02 | More by brentk56
3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can. Pours a brownish black with an inch of brown head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and earth. The taste is more of those roasty malts followed by some coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Hints of smoke. Roasted malts and earth at the finish with some more bitter dark chocolate. Velvety, slick mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Overall, this is a solid Porter I'll be buying again.
Serving type: can
02-27-2014 19:04:27 | More by PicoPapa
4.24/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Found a can for 3 dollars at the House of 1,000 beers. Into a pint glass.
A - For such a low ABV this beer sure is rich and thick. Very pitch black with no hue at the base and the head is excellent well of a 1/2 inch that settles to a thick lace ring. Very sticky.
S - Very rich porter with some chocolate malts, ashy roasts, herbal hops, and some dry yeasts.
T - Somewhat herbal, very smooth dry finish like woody. Taste of balanced chocolate malts and ashy roasty. Tasty.
M - Simple, sticky, slick and creamy. Medium bodied goes down smooth.
Overall a very well crafted porter. I would pick it up again.
Serving type: can
02-12-2014 23:49:34 | More by DrDemento456
Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.