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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Penn Quarter PorterPenn Quarter Porter

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87
very good

421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 15
Gots: 33 | 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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1.83/5  rDev -52.6%
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.

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2.16/5  rDev -44%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

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2.53/5  rDev -34.5%
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

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2.6/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am not a big fan of the can beer. It was a little rough of the edges. I am porter fan but this had a little bit of a coating on the mouth. We were doing a tour of the east coast and this was kinda of a road block on the tour. DC beer that was to be the best of the batch, it was a little rough.

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2.76/5  rDev -28.5%
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.

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2.83/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

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Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.