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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

Penn Quarter PorterPenn Quarter Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%


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 MCain04:
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MCain04

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks for the extra, dave_treat. Can poured into my perfect pint sam adams glass.

looks dark brown/black with a mocha head, good retention and great lacing

smells of chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, roasted nuts, raisins

Taste is kind of thin, but bitter coffee and roasted malts dominate, a little dark chocolate, bitter hops.

Mouth is thin for a robust porter, and carbonation is a bit high, medium body. Faily dry finish.

Overall, a decent porter that I enjoyed, but there are a several better options in my back yard that I'd turn to first.

Serving type: can

08-19-2013 13:32:51 | More by MCain04
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jayluf

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-17-2014 00:00:27 | More by jayluf
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-15-2014 23:44:47 | More by bostonryan
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-15-2014 22:28:57 | More by nebula1999
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with ruby edges. There was a full finger of fluffy beige head that dissipated rather steadily. The nose was roasty but there was also an acidic note. This offering is full-bodied and the flavor is bold. The finish is nothing but dry roasted bitter goodness. This is an excellent example of a standard porter.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 04:09:39 | More by 57md
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tylergoov

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-14-2014 22:44:37 | More by tylergoov
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-14-2014 21:57:02 | More by devilfluff
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doldham

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-13-2014 18:49:19 | More by doldham
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Laulau

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-12-2014 20:39:31 | More by Laulau
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JayQue

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good and surprisingly robust for a 5% abv stout. Pours a dense dark brown color with absolutely no light coming through. Big frothy light brown head with good retention and thick lacing.

Smell is roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Fairly pronounced.

Flavor is strong. A good malty beer with the bitterness coming from the chocolate. A little coffee flavor as well.

The look, aroma and taste rival some Double Stouts. The mouthfeel is a bit of a disappointment, not because the beer is thin or watery, just that it is more like what it should be, rather than super rich like a 10% abv Double Stout.

This beer is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: can

04-10-2014 01:49:57 | More by JayQue
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can > Pint Glass

A - Ruby dark brown with one finger of tan head with spotty lacing
S - Lots of roasted malt and nut aroma, chocolate notes as well.
T - Awesome flavor, big roasted malt, some coffee, lots of nutty flavor, almost a roasted peanut quality, big dark chocolates.
M - Creamy silky smooth texture, rich but not overly so.
O - Really good porter, solid stuff goin on here, if you love your porters roasty, this is the one for you. One of the most pronounced roasted flavors I've ever come across.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 04:12:47 | More by Omnium
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-08-2014 03:38:29 | More by teamwiggum
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-07-2014 11:46:22 | More by Burkbom23
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-06-2014 22:28:28 | More by erialbill
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Full bodied porter with a lot more carb than I've seen on a porter. Deep rich chocolate color and a big cocoa head. Not a lot on the nose with some roast. Big roast character in the body. A little one note, but certainly a flavorful porter at a very drinkable ABV. A nice offering.

Serving type: can

04-04-2014 15:03:31 | More by PHBoiler
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CraftFan5

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-31-2014 13:08:32 | More by CraftFan5
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-30-2014 15:14:15 | More by TriageStat
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-30-2014 11:59:01 | More by BColton1
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socon67

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-28-2014 23:43:39 | More by socon67
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-28-2014 23:12:25 | More by JohnathanColeman
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-28-2014 20:57:50 | More by HollyHops
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-25-2014 04:03:07 | More by brpendergast85
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Cook82

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-25-2014 00:02:18 | More by Cook82
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wyckydsceptre

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-24-2014 05:21:06 | More by wyckydsceptre
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-24-2014 01:27:03 | More by JasonTaverner
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Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.