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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Penn Quarter PorterPenn Quarter Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | 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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Reviews by Damian:
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
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
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Mesa512

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-30-2014 01:13:52 | More by Mesa512
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2014 22:18:04 | More by cjgiant
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-26-2014 23:51:13 | More by Amedlin18
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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patdunkel

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-23-2014 13:06:34 | More by patdunkel
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2014 10:19:23 | More by cysiam
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-21-2014 21:20:21 | More by michaelfcasey
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-20-2014 14:16:14 | More by Howlader
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2014 14:57:06 | More by DavidHume
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JoeyCc0922

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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flagmantho

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: deep, rich brown hue, which lets no light through. Head is a thick finger of creamy tan foam with OK retention and not much in the way of lace.

Smell: slightly sweet malty aroma with a good chocolate character. It's got a nice roastiness, but not a big astringency, which I like. I'm a fan!

Taste: much roastier than the aroma with a little bit of burnt malt right up front. This subsides into a more balanced, but still quite roasty, porter profile. Bitterness is a little high, with hop character a little bit vegetal. Not bad; definitely robust.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: I find this beer quite drinkable indeed. I wouldn't mind if it were available here on the West coast.

Serving type: can

07-12-2014 05:26:39 | More by flagmantho
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Classic dark chocolate color with mocha tan head. Poured into snifter, 2 finger head. Poor head retention/lacing qualities.

S: Light caramel, baker's chocolate, light cherry smoke. Weaker than expected even for such a light ABV, and it takes some time for it to warm and develop.

M: Good amount of bite immediately, medium carbonation, less bodied, but balanced with flavor. Semi-dry finish.

T/O: T: cinnamon macchiato, coffee ice cream finish, roasted grains, hazelnuts, orange bitter, white chocolate accents, balanced b/t sweet and roast. It makes a very good morning/breakfast beer.

Serving type: can

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Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.