1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

Penn Quarter PorterPenn Quarter Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

279 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 279
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 279 | Reviews: 72 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of damngoode
damngoode

Indiana

1.83/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

An infected bottle, I'm afraid, as an extra from a great trader, siege06nd. Left a beautiful head lounging in the tulip for a good 5 minutes before creeping back down into the glass. At least I know definitively what an infected beer tastes like. Old penny, sour - but not a good sour, a bad hiccup stomach bile sour. Really tough to even get some of the good notes out of the beer the acid was so intense. Sad to see it go, but down the drain it must.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 00:26:27 | More by damngoode
Photo of scottfrie
scottfrie

California

2.16/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

22oz bottle into NB snifter. Thank jbck109.

A: Popped the cap and poured a glass full of foam. Huge reactive, foamy and soft light brown head, filled the glass. Creamy looking. Infected looking… Crazy retention, great sheets of lace.
S: Mild roasted, coffee, licorice, dark roasted grains, and something slightly sour. Uh oh.
T: All kinds of infected. Sour fruits up front with hints of the “normal” roasted porter flavors poking through. Aftertaste is bitter and then sour, almost like a warhead candy mixed with citrus rind. Pretty awful to be honest.
M: Foamy, sour, medium body.
O: Very disappointing that I got a bad bottle as I’ve heard good things about this brewery and was looking forward to try this beer. I can tell by the flavors that do poke through the infection that this would have been a great brew. This infection was worse than 09 Abyss. Undrinkable. Thanks for trying though, Jay. Sad to see I'm not the only one with a bad bottle. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 00:55:43 | More by scottfrie
Photo of JohnGalt1
JohnGalt1

Idaho

2.53/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My first DC Brau Bottle... Big thanks to Kmccabe33 for a great trade!!... Thanks Korey!!

Poured into my standard slim tulip... good brown head.. little lacing and cap.. the brew is BLACK.

Nose shows dark malt.. hints of chocolate and lesser coffee.... some weird dark fruit phenols with warmth...

Ahhhh... tart... sour cherry... chocolate covered tart cherries... initial signs of infection... Wow.. sorry to be the bad-news guy... but this bottle is probably infected... dark malt is there.. and I already "know" that dark malt can sometime impart some tart properties, but this is too much by a long shot.

Very prickly carbonation... reminds me of the Laughing Dog Dogzilla infection a long time ago...

Things are mild right now... but the bugs are on the run.. I would suspect a mobile bottling line with problems that carried over to this batch. It is only going to get worse.

Don't delete this review... I want to see how things work out.... DC Brau is a good brewery and I expect that this SHOULD be a pretty damn good porter... but right now, find the culprit and take care of business.

3.5/3.5/2/2.5/2.5

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 06:21:44 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

2.76/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Split with rudzud as he mentioned. Bottled in 2012

Pours a dark mocha color fizzy head that hits a finger and fades pretty quickly, little lacing, pitch black color.

Nose is bad, probably infected, sour malt, sour fruit, faint roast and dark malt, little caramel, but mostly like a sour cherry.

Taste starts soured, infection soured, some light porter flavors with light roast and caramel, light acrid, creamy dark porter, light cocoa, but mostly sour cherry and soured malts. Fairly acidic too and tart. Finish the sour flavors at least die off, and its bready biscuit caramel with light roast char and cocoa lingering. The finish mostly gives glimpses into what the beer should have been, without the sourness.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, nice carb at least.

Overall it seems like it would be pretty good of not infected. But undrinkable and pretty bad with the sour infection.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 13:09:31 | More by jlindros
Photo of rudzud
rudzud

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Split with JLindros. I got this in a box a while back as a thank you for sending a trading partner a case of heady topper for a wedding peresent.

A - poured a nice black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Gaahhhh that's infection. Damnit. Sour chocolate cherry....hints at what would have been a decent beer.

T - Taste is burnt malts, acidic sour cherries....ugh. just not good at all. Flashes of chocolate. But really meh.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and not bad.

O - Overall this beer was decent enough but ugh....infected.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 22:40:41 | More by rudzud
Photo of flexabull
flexabull

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of joshdykema, thanks again!

Pours a very dark brown color, almost like a stout with a nice off white head.

Aromas are roasty, with some hints of cream, brown sugar, and grains.

Taste is roasty up front. Almost brunt and charred like. Light hints of cream and sugars, and a fleeting bitterness on the finish. Certainly is full flavored.

Mouthfeel is too thin. Especially for what this claims to be, a robust porter.

Overall, this is a pretty decent porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 07:17:50 | More by flexabull
Photo of MarkIntihar
MarkIntihar

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the growler into my Half Acre pint glass. Big thanks to Matt for sticking with this one and sending me a second growler after FedEx lost the first one.

A - Pours jet black with a nice half finger of tan head. Looks very thick for a porter, and I like it.

S - Rich roasted coffee with overtones of dark chocolate. Not verry hoppy, which I rather prefer for a porter. Lots of roasted malts and some chocolate.

T - Follows fairly well from the nose, but I think the travel did not treat this one well. A bit of a tart/cherry flavor that would suggest some oxidation in this one. Which is a shame because the base taste of this beer is very nice. Would love to try this on tap at some point (guess I'm in need of a road trip out to DC). However, oxidation did provide a somewhat interesting twist to this one, as my buddy put it: "It tastes like a chocolate covered cherry!" I'm somewhat hesitant to agree, but I can definitely see where he's coming from. Still a nice roasted malt backbone and coffee finish. The chocolate to me is more muted than in the nose, but still present.

M - The mouthfeel on this one is pretty awesome. Coats the mouth nicely with no alcohol burn whatsoever. Also has a thicker, almost syrupy quality to it, which I love.

O - Overall, I think this would be incredible on tap, but unfortunately did not survive travel very well. Still glad to get to try it, and I look forward to making it out to DC sometime to give it another shot!

Serving type: growler

11-07-2011 13:45:51 | More by MarkIntihar
Photo of Beer_Runner
Beer_Runner


3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in 2012 (the label does not provide the month or date).

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass produced a very large, three finger head that a dark mocha color and very dense. After a few minutes the head dissipated to about an eighth of a finger and left some good lacing. The brew was a deep brown and opaque.

S: The aroma was full of rich chocolate, toasted barley and grains, and dark dried fruits.

T: The taste consisted of charred barley, some toasted grains, dark dried fruit, and just a bit of unsweetened chocolate along with just a little earthy hops.

M: The body was full, rich, and heavy, and very smooth, too. It only had a small amount of carbonation, which was just about right for this beer.

O: This was a good porter. Its defining flavor was charred barley. The char went just a little too far for my tastes, and, it did not have any malt sweetness to help balance all the char bitterness. This is a little bit of a different type of porter due to all the char flavor. It is an okay porter, but it is not one that is in the top tier of the very competitive craft brew market. Still, I am glad I had this beer and I will probably have it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 22:25:02 | More by Beer_Runner
Photo of Alieniloquium
Alieniloquium

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very dark, but transparent at the edges. Nice khaki head. Retains a thick collar and nice surface wisps.

Smell - Very roasty. Almost smokey. Some vanilla. Nice.

Taste - Still very roasty. Bitter chocolate and some smoke. Carbonation takes over and masks a lot of the flavors. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. Lingering chocolate finish.

Overall - Pretty good and very flavorful for its size.

Serving type: can

04-18-2013 00:44:25 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of tone77
tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of strong coffee, eye opening. Taste is coffee, some bitterness, a bit smokey, enjoyable flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer, and if you are a fan of coffee, worth a try.

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 01:23:43 | More by tone77
Photo of SpeedwayJim
SpeedwayJim

New York

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black with a 1.5 finger frothy, mocha head with great retention. Lacing is web-like and thin with great cling. Thin, oily legs. One of the better looking porters out there.

Nose is liquorice, toasted malt, and some coffee. A very mild sweetness lingers in the background. Decent but not the most aromatic.

Opens toasted malt, liquorice, smoke, and ash. Some chocolate and coffee notes in the middle with a slightly tart roasted note at the end. Finishes more liquorice and coffee with a lingering, roasty aftertaste. Solid but nothing memorable.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down mellow with some warmth. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Very appropriate feel for a ROBUST porter.

A solid interpretation of the style overall but nothing really makes this beer stand out. Look is amazing and the feel is very good but the flavor is just average and leans a bit towards the roasty end. If you like that type of porter, this is more than solid, otherwise, its worth a try but not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 03:25:34 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of PHBoiler
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
Photo of delta490
delta490

Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- a really deep dark brown. About one finger of fizzy mocha head that hangs out a while a leave nice lacing.

S- roast malt dominates and a little alcohol lives in the background

T- big roast malt flavor. A little but of coffee and some hop bitterness

M- a bit thin and fizzy. Not bad but not the best.

O- a solid but not outstanding porter. Would definitely drink it again.

Serving type: can

10-16-2013 23:01:24 | More by delta490
Photo of yourefragile
yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On draft at CK.

Dark chocolate color with a quickly dissipating foamy mocha head. Airy, sparse lacing rings the glass. Roast dominated nose, with light cocoa and coffee and faint hops. Flavor is much more dependent on the roast notes and the malt and chocolate are only at trace amounts with a slightly hoppy, dry finish. Mouthfeel is the only real negative, as this is slightly over carbonated with a thinner than appropriate body. Overall, a solid porter, though not as complex as something like Edmund. I enjoyed the Public more than this but will happily enjoy this local again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 15:34:20 | More by yourefragile
Photo of BEERchitect
BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In commemoration of a dark, mysterious and sinister occurrence, the death place of President Lincoln became the inspiration for an ale that speaks much the same language.

As prescribed, the ale is dark, nearly black but halts with deep brown hue and modest tawny highlights. A cap of mocha-stained mousse builds atop the ale and retains stubbornly and laces with isolated islands along the way. Its a very sturdy looking beer.

Bold aromas of heavy toast, charred wood, malted milk, and cocoa give a robust scent from the perspective of malted barley. A woodish note provide sight hop balance to the malt, along with a mild roasty twang that might hinge on tart berry scent.

Tasting similar, the Robust Porter greets the front of the mouth with burnt toffee sweetness, just ahead of light char, toast, strong coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Roasted walnuts and burnt pine gives the ale balance and intrigue. Heavy whipping cream provides fuller and milkshake taste in the middle taste before slipping into coffee-like bitterness to finish. Mild alcohol flavor extends with a taste of grape and berry in the distance.

Medium-full on the mouth- its carbonated sweetness provides a fully engulfed creaminess. But the sweetness quickly dissolves and the ample carbonation drives the roast and toast into a firm dryness. Mild alcohol warmth and slight roast-derived astringency closes the beer with pleasant spice and bite.

When thinking about what beer would best commemorate the life and tragedy that is Abraham Lincoln, I think that the Robust Porter makes perfect sense. It's tall, confident, and stately from sip 'til finish.

Serving type: can

08-16-2013 04:27:06 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of Durge
Durge

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thick black brown in color with a sturdy chocolatey tan head that leaves an impressive cascading lace behind. The aroma brings a definite milk chocolate with a hint of orange citrus wheat. Very nice but not too strong. The flavor follows with more bitter coffee blended with the chocolate. There's arguably some lemon edges and touches of malt sweetness. It's very tasty and leaves clear ashy charcoal at the finish. The feel is velvety with some chalky sensation and although it is a medium bodied brew it has a slightly aqueous quality as well. Overall this an easy drinking and very likable porter.

Serving type: can

11-24-2013 03:31:32 | More by Durge
Photo of RblWthACoz
RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't know if this is past its prime, but it seems a little thin. It says it ages well, but at 5.5% I would have to doubt that. Nice character on it. Almost seems English in its interpretation. Fairly smooth feel. Easy drinker. Nice enough. Glad to try something from DC Brau, but will look forward to trying their cans more so than this.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 16:23:31 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of Jesstyr
Jesstyr

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a glass of this at Churchkey in DC - my first brew from DC Brau, definitely an interesting a different kind of porter. I would suggest calling this a stout, based on its flavor and color characteristics.

First thing you notice is how deep black this beer is, with an exceptionally deep brown head. This definitely appears to be a stout. Nose has strong roastiness, almost overwhelming. Almost like a deep cappuccino.

Taste has a bit of cocoa/chocolate characteristics, very subtle, but a positive addition. Very roasted, and deep in malt with a slight hop aftertaste. Mouthfeel is slightly oily, like it was barrel-aged, something consistent with the flavor, but not part of the brewing process. Overall a good, unique beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2011 00:51:38 | More by Jesstyr
Photo of HattedClassic
HattedClassic

Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance:
The beer ours a dark tan head that is not very vigorous and appears to diminish very quickly. The beer itself is a dark black with hints of dark brown and obscure.

Smell:
The beer smells different from other porters and resembles how a root beer smells like. Dark chocoalte with hints of roasted malts and coffee dominate the smell. The dark chocolate definitely dominates the smell with very little if any hop smell.

Taste:
The taste is not as rich as the smell. The coffee notes come out very strong and dominate the malts as well as the dark chocolate. The hop taste at the end is fairly bitter.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and a bit thin for a porter. The finish is fairly dry but not surprising given the use of coffee.

Overall:
A decent porter and one that I might get again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 23:47:51 | More by HattedClassic
Photo of MCain04
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
Photo of 1up
1up

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Gorgeous deep opaque dark brown with a light brown, moderate sized head. Not much lacing which makes sense given the small head size.

S- At first I get roasty mild coffee grounds, ever so slight chocolate. Later it turns into horse barn or hamster cage. Not sure what happened.

T- Charred, roasty, refreshing, somewhat astringent, a bit sweet at the beginning and finishes dry like a good dark chocolate bar.

M- Moderate thickness, small bubbled carbonation, carbonation feels right.

O- This was surprisingly much better than I was expecting. I like DC Brau's OTWOA but I'm not a huge fan of their other beers. This was one of the better ones I tried.

Serving type: can

04-16-2013 02:54:11 | More by 1up
Photo of jhawth
jhawth

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Photo of woodychandler
woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am becoming jaded in my travels as it now bothers me when I CANnot score singles and am forced into sixers (or more). Such was the case (but not a whole case) for The CANQuest (TM) at Magruder's in DC during my recent visit to my aunt and uncle. I saw a sixer on the shelf and a) knowing their no-breaking-of-sixers policy as well as my own CAN-in-the-hand policy, I pulled the trigger. Shortly thereafter, I was at Connecticut Avenue Liquors and they had several singles in their cooler! Grrr. CAN you say "Trade bait"?

From the CAN: "Limited-Release Robust Porter"; "Serve in a Tulip, Goblet or enjoy from the CAN"; "Please Recycle - Pack In, Pack Out"; "Penn Quarter Facts [:] Penn Quarter is most famous for Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and his coat and hat CAN still be seen to this day."

I have been to Penn Quarter many times, but to Ford's Theatre only once, back when I was a pre-teen, to see a play with my grandmother and uncle. Ford's Theatre now strikes me as too touristy and I just pass it by on my way to the E Street Cinema, where I CAN have a beer from their snack bar to go with my popcorn as I watch films that will never come to the screens of Lancaster, PA. That's my $ .02.

I got a bit of a spritz across my fingertips on the Crack!, but nothing suggested that I should not CANduct an inverted Glug, especially since I had a shaker glass at the ready. They are optimal vessels for deCANting a beer and so I proceeded. The darkness of the foam allowed me to see a pseudo-cascading action as it transitioned from foam to beer. The end result was two dense fingers of deep-tan head with fantastic retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose was at once smoky and chocolaty, reminding me once more of my late-Pops' favorite - a Hershey's Special Dark bar. I eschewed them as a kid, but today, I get it. Bittersweet is much better than outright sweet, The head was slowly falling as I typed, leaving behind some great lacing, so it was time for my first draught. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, approaching, but not quite achieving, creaminess. The taste was much like the nose - smoky and chocolaty, but I felt like something was missing. Do not misunderstand me. This was a fine porter, but knowing that the style takes so well to barrel aging and/or the addition of adjuncts, it felt like a blank slate waiting to be written upon. I have had one of the one-off versions of this before so I know from whence I speak. Finish was dry with a charcoal flavor that kind of lingered well past the swallow. How did that little bird get in here, anyway? Sorry, I CANnot resist. I know precisely which beer I want to review next as a result of this one! Thanks for the inspiration.

Serving type: can

01-04-2014 09:28:51 | More by woodychandler
Photo of Thorpe429
Thorpe429

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont. Served in a pint glass.

Pours near black with a small mocha colored head that diminishes pretty quickly and leaves some sparse, spotty lacing. The nose is heavy on the malt with some chocolate, coffee, and roast dominating. Light toasted bread in the background. Light hop character there as well. The flavor is mostly roast with a bit of chocolate and espresso. Mild hoppy character in the finish, which is slightly bitter and dry with strong roast. Medium body with average carbonation. A bit thin-bodied for the flavor. Nice and well-rounded.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 13:58:11 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of JayQue
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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.