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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Penn Quarter PorterPenn Quarter Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 29 | 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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chippo33

Vermont

1/5  rDev -74.1%

11-16-2012 05:36:50 | More by chippo33
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GruntsterNJ

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -67.6%

05-25-2013 15:34:37 | More by GruntsterNJ
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damngoode

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 00:26:27 | More by damngoode
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -48.2%

05-04-2013 14:57:00 | More by spoonhawk
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -48.2%

10-20-2012 03:14:20 | More by lupercmda
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scottfrie

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 00:55:43 | More by scottfrie
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Bike2work


2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

05-10-2012 16:58:35 | More by Bike2work
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

05-02-2014 03:34:11 | More by Walkerjgt
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 06:21:44 | More by JohnGalt1
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Adkins1203

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-07-2014 04:03:43 | More by Adkins1203
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-09-2013 01:00:33 | More by bonez05404
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slowandlazy

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

07-13-2012 03:30:31 | More by slowandlazy
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 22:40:41 | More by rudzud
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BeerBucks

New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-23-2013 23:37:45 | More by BeerBucks
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Mtusa08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-21-2014 18:29:03 | More by Mtusa08
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imyourhero21

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-21-2013 17:58:57 | More by imyourhero21
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-21-2014 21:20:21 | More by michaelfcasey
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Health


3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-20-2012 21:57:41 | More by Health
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JoeyCc0922

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-13-2014 23:33:53 | More by JoeyCc0922
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AGust82

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-13-2014 20:06:20 | More by AGust82
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pjs234

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-07-2013 23:35:41 | More by pjs234
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-28-2013 20:51:16 | More by drummermattie02
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neurobot01

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-28-2014 02:42:18 | More by neurobot01
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours pitch black and opaque with a two finger mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing on the way down.

Slightly smokey, deeply roasted dark malt aroma that's countered by sweeter, dessert-like lighter malt notes. Robust with hints of liquid smoke, burnt toast, dark chocolate and gourmet coffee bean followed by baker's chocolate, caramel, toffee and fudge. Well balanced aroma with the sweeter notes standing out a bit more as it warms. Smells good but nothing really stands out or elevates it above slightly better than average.

Lighter body than expected with tight carbonation and a nearly acrid, roasted dark malt flavor that lingers over the sweeter notes into a bone dry finish. Strong burnt malt/overly roasted robust coffee grinds along with some charcoal, oatmeal and bitter dark chocolate. Not overwhelmingly dry/overly roasted, however, with prominent sweet malt backbone. These sweeter notes really stand out as it warms with some toffee, caramel, light chocolate and alcohol. Not nearly as complex as the nose suggests and the sweeter, dessert-like notes are severely muted. Decently drinkable but lacks balance and complexity.

Serving type: can

05-10-2014 05:07:31 | More by corby112
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Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.