Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jhawth:
3.9/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Poured from can into a tulip. Pours a beautiful thick black with a chewy-looking, light tan two finger head. Decent retention, nice lacing.
Aroma: Mild chocolate notes, coffee grounds, roast malt notes.
Taste: Roast malt is more prevalent, followed by smooth and subtle chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, smooth, light carbonation. Excellent.
Overall: Very nice, easy drinking porter. Not amazingly complex, but nicely balanced and well-executed.
Serving type: can
01-09-2014 02:53:37 | More by jhawth
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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
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
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
06-28-2014 16:36:45 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.