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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 16
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: starrdogg on 05-12-2011

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.
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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had a cold and still managed to enjoy this beer on draft at the brewery. Nice. Served in a plastic cup (seriously guys, make some glasses, I'll be the first to purchase one - a tulip too).

Beer is dark brown / black with a tan head, nice, one finger, medium and large bubbles, some lacing moderate carbonation.

Aroma is roasty and mildly sweet.

Beer is medium to light in body with a mild sweet leadoff and some roasty notes to the entire thing. The finish is moderately bitter, a mild coffeeness and some darker ashen notes. Interesting, a nice porter. I'd have it again.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Started off my Friday at ChurchKey with a glass of the new DC Brau Porter, even though I usually hate the style. Well, for all you Porter haters, this is your beer. Much closer to a stout than I'm used to, compared with something like Founders Porter which is much thinner. I brought this up with the bartender I was there with and he told me that's exactly what the brewers were going for - what a respectable goal...

Within that creamier-than-usual body, a very roasty batch of malt and some great coffee/cocoa notes. The beer also strikes a great balance between upping the body ante and maintaining some porter-critical carbonation. Sometimes I think those goals can conflict (I'm thinking Exit 13 from Flying Fish). Overall, a very balanced beer and probably the next Porter I have plans to reach for - can't wait for more DC Brau-

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 57md
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of smcolw
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, dark brown color where light only shines through the edge. Beige head that leaves a blanket of slippery lace.

Lots of coffee to the nose with absolutely no sugar or cream. Very bitter but no notable hop aroma.

Creamy texture with nearly no carbonation. Strong dark berry flavor behind the powerful mocha Mildly sour swallow. Short bitter dark chocolate aftertaste.

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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance (4/5): A tightly bubbled head of two fingers sits atop a jet black body. Good retention. I particularly like the dark tan color of the head. Just an outstanding looking porter.

Smell (4.25/5): Roasted malt, dark chocolate and black coffee notes really dominate. This is quite a rich and intense-smelling porter, especially one that is fairly low in ABV. Perhaps the richest one I've ever smelled. I'm impressed, for sure.

Taste (4/5): Wow! Dark chocolate and light espresso flavors dominate. The roasted note doesn't stand out quite as much in the taste. Nice and rich and robust. A hoppier porter than most–the hop bite comes on late. You get a nice herbal/piney hit of moderate bitterness at the very end that combines really well with the roasted malts and bitter coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel (3.5/5): The mouthfeel unfortunately does not quite live up to the higher standards set by the aroma and flavor. It has a nice dry and roasty finish, but the body on the beer is thin. I would have liked a creamier feel than I'm getting here. I understand that it's a Robust Porter and not an Imperial Porter or Stout, so I cannot dock too many points. But placed side by side with Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald, it's clear that the mouthfeel could be better.

Overall (4/5): DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter is a solid beer and a good example of the American Porter style. It features intense chocolate and black coffee notes in the aroma and taste and a more aggressive hop profile than most Porters I've had. The only drawback here is the mouthfeel, which I thought was too thin, unfortunately. Still, it's a good beer worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.