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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

Penn Quarter PorterPenn Quarter Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
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)
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can > Pint Glass

A - Ruby dark brown with one finger of tan head with spotty lacing
S - Lots of roasted malt and nut aroma, chocolate notes as well.
T - Awesome flavor, big roasted malt, some coffee, lots of nutty flavor, almost a roasted peanut quality, big dark chocolates.
M - Creamy silky smooth texture, rich but not overly so.
O - Really good porter, solid stuff goin on here, if you love your porters roasty, this is the one for you. One of the most pronounced roasted flavors I've ever come across.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 04:12:47 | More by Omnium
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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
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz can poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours pitch black, completely opaque, with 3 full fingers of chocolate/caramel colored head that lasted for quite a while before dissolving into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Massive aromas of dark chocolate and coffee. Some subtle notes of freshly baked dark bread, but it’s almost completely overpowered by the coffee and dark chocolate. Slight caramel and burnt sugar notes too.

Taste: Like the aroma, the predominate flavors of this beer are dark chocolate and coffee. Actually there’s a lot of coffee flavor in this beer, bur surprisingly, and thankfully, none of the coffee bitterness. The beer finishes with the dark chocolate and some mild sweetness. Some slight tobacco flavors too. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-thick and creamy. Chewy. Coats the mouth well!

Overall: Goddamn, this is an AWESOME Porter!! I really enjoy the roastiness that this beer has, and the wonderful balance between the coffee and the chocolate. One of the best porters I’ve ever had!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 21:44:16 | More by Jeffreysan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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cosmicevan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

big thanks to portable for this treat. enjoyed from a dc brau can glass.

bottle from 2012

a - brew poured watery black with an insane head that filled about half the glass. the head was frothy and foamy and a deep tan if not creamy brown. really thick and frothy. looked like a milkshake. the head hung out forever and left chunky lacing in the few spots that it dissolved.

s - robust roasted malt. has a crispness and a char to it, but more of a milky thing than a charcoal char. really pleasing.

t - very soft. roasted black malt. stale coffee. soft bitter bakers chocolate on the finish. cooling.

m - crisp and easy drinker. brisk. almost milk stout, but with a char.

o - overall a really nice porter. very classic and tasty. good char without being too much and nice subtle chocolate notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 04:18:46 | More by cosmicevan
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from Liquor Outlet.

Brown out of the bottle, in the glass its Pitch black with the thinnest of ruby red line around he bottom of the glass. Six fingers of light tan very rocky foam. Good ripping lace.

Deep roast coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate and nuts.

Taste finds the coffee's rough dark roast edge smooth out by rich dark chocolate.

Very good mouthfeel. Thick, rich, syrupy.

A well done porter, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:15:17 | More by RonfromJersey
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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
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, gifted by a friend - who'd received it from a different friend upon her return from the DC-area last fall. Split to two pints with my wife yesterday afternoon.

Limited Release Robust Porter
Bottled in 2012, 5.5% abv.
'Vertical/Ages Well' wasn't something I expected on this relatively low-alcohol porter, but there it is, right beneath 'Penn Quarter Facts' (which are: Penn Quarter is most famous for Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln's coat and hat can still be seen to this day.).

A: Very dark pour, nearly black - hardly a trace of light breaking through. A gigantic khaki head (almost 4 fingers) led me to suspect this as a little 'old' or 'off' - soooo much carbonation. But the fizzing foam stabilized, turned creamy, held nicely. Lacing was pretty gorgeous as a result, twinkling bands of cobwebs.

S: Nothing too 'off' in the scent - it's malted milk balls, cocoa powder, mild coffee. There's just a touch of fruity sourness, light & berry-like. Strength is appropriate.

T: Chewy chocolate fudge with "coffee & cream" undertones. A very slight tartness (hints of apple) give a little tangs. Finish seems dark, bitter, sorta ashy... but then surprises with some vanilla sweetness in flashes. Pretty interesting.

M: Steady, lively carbonation, a 'crisper' porter in the mouth. Once effervescence wanes, the feel thickens, a strengthening 'medium' weight with good coating and lasting dark chocolate bitter/sweetness.

O: Quite nice, we both liked it well enough and finished (too?) quickly. Would have preferred a little smoother carbonation, but I guess it's better than too little/dead mouthfeel. It'd be interesting to try this as part of a Vertical, but frankly I wouldn't wait on the 2012 too much longer. Only my second time tasting something from DC Brau - good work, y'all!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 00:23:36 | More by msubulldog25
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Side of the bottle "Penn Quarter Facts: Penn Quarter is Most Famous for Ford's Theater. Where President Abraham Lincoln's Coat and hat can still bee seen to this day." I've actually visited and it's pretty amazing how much history that tour has to offer, totally worth the visit if you're in to history.

22 oz. bomber poured into the lager version of the Sam Adams perfect pint glass. A nice hard pour has the liquid coming out close to black in color, but has some deep mahogany highlights. Nice coffee with a small amount of cream brown colored head that erupts pretty high, but has mostly small bubbles to it. Better than average lacing on this one.

Smell is very good, SUPER roasty. One of the more robust porters of this low ABV that I've had the pleasure of sniffing out. Lots of coffee with some mild chocolate, but an additional sweetness I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste is equally as excellent, and big for just a 5.5 ABV. Again, super roasty. Coffee flavors arn't as strong as the smell, but plenty present, sort of mixed with a fudgy chocolate without being too rich and decadent. In the back there is sort of a very weak creamy vanilla flavor that's not too strong, but it's present, maybe that's the sweetness I couldn't pick up in the smell.

Mouthfeel is really good. It's big and heavy, sort of like an imperial stout, but not so strong. Has all the strong roasty and flavorful. Smooth, rich (but not too rich), and slightly silky feel with a good carbonation level. Nice finish and super drinkable, very easy drinking porter. I think I'd rather see this in six packs though. This bomber was a nice treat, but I could see how it could get a little old and wouldn't mind having a bottle (or can) on my own that wasn't a bomber. Great beer, have one more bottle that I'll be cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 04:21:11 | More by AndyAvalanche
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, bottled in 2012, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours black with a thin khaki head, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Roast, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit, nice aroma overall.

T- Roasted, smoky grain, milk chocolate, some chocolate and fruity sweetness towards the end, which is dry and bitter.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy feel with a dry, roasted finish.

O- A solid porter, very drinkable and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 08:31:40 | More by WillCarrera
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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
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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
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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
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours black, with a couple fingers of rich milk chocolate colored head. This maintains a smooth ½ finger, which coats the sides of the glass with creamy foam that slowly drips down the sides. The aroma is a nice flavorful blend of chocolate, toffee, coffee and ripe green citrus. The roast in particular here has a nice flavorful smokiness that stands out.

The taste is very similar, with a SMOOTH blend of chocolate, caramel, bitter leafy citric hops and then that same smoky roasted character on the back end which leaves this a bit charred and bitter on the finish. That finish never gets out of hand though, which I think stresses just how balanced and accessible the flavor profile is overall. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some initial crispness on the tongue before this spreads out into more of a bubbly creaminess that gives this a very drinkable feel.

Man, this was a TASTY take on an American Porter with a rich mix of delicious flavor and a smooth feel that had me gulping this much faster than I had anticipated. I’d be down for a glass of this anytime.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 14:37:06 | More by Kegatron
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First I'll note that I could smell this right after opening it, chocolate with light roast, cacao nibs and cocoa powder. Very chocolaty on the nose.

Quite dark, more than I expected. It has a slight touch of tan where the light gets through near the mocha colored head. Lacing is really nice, it's quite full and pretty much sticks to the glass.

Solid mix of roast, coffee, and chocolate from start to finish on this one. It was a bit strange at first, but I like it. Ends with a bitter note, but it's more like a coffee bitter than a hops bitter. It flows nicely and was unexpected, but good. The carbonation is medium to low with a creamy moderately full body. Smooth drinking and satisfying. A nice local porter for me to enjoy in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 00:26:18 | More by tlazaroff
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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
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bum732

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Bold, roasty maltiness, some liquorice, milk chocolate, vanilla.

L: Very dark black, fairly thick. Tan creamy head that dissipates to a dusting.

T: Dark chocolate and cocoa, very cream like tasting. Medium herbal bitterness leading to a ore creamy maltiness with some dry coca and roastiness. Finishes semi-dry with a touch of chalk. Some dark fruits and vanilla as it warms.

M: Medium full creamy body, almost has a texture of a milk stout.

Very bold and creamy for 5.5%. Just fantastic, my favorite from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 01:09:32 | More by bum732
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2012.

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped glass.

A: First of all, this sucker is EXTREMELY carbonated and bubby.... sort of like a black champagne. The liquid itself was pretty much abysmally dark as it should be, and boast a whopping 3-4 + finger head that I had to wait a while for the die down.

S: Lots of char, roast, and even maybe a tinge of figs, milk chocolate, and/or molasses. Really nice and unmistakable porter-like.

T: It has a really nice cigar-like roast on the front and back end, along with some fig and cocoa in the middle. There was nothing pork-like or sweet whatsoever here.

M: This and creamy, tempered sweetness, and a nice bit slap on the palate due to the char. The linger left on the palate afterward was just pure flavor, vs. anything sensory that might have made it cloying. That's a true compliment!

O: Man, DC Brau has their shit together, for sure! I've yet to have a bad beer by them... as a matter of fact, I can now name about 2-3 of them that I would call exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 00:34:43 | More by Chaney
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billab914

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into my Devil's Backbone glass. It poured pitch black in color with a thin, frothy, tan colored head to it. Great looking beer of the style. Great head retention as well.

The aroma shows a lot of roasted malts to it with both milk chocolate and dark chocolate coming together nicely. I get a little coffee to it as well in the aroma. Very rich, flavorful and appealing aroma overall.

The taste also really mixes the sweeter, malty flavors with the bitter, roasted ones nicely. Caramel and milk chocolate come out a little more up front, while roasted coffee and dark chocolate linger into the finish. It has some bold flavors, but the balance between them is really well great. The flavors were really good, but I thought they were fantastic relative to the lower alcohol content.

The mouthfeel is very creamy and silky feeling, which I love for the style. Carbonation is moderate. Overall, I absolutely loved it. It was bold, flavorful, balanced, but what really wowed me is it's only 5.5% abv. It definitely has a ll the flavor of much bigger, imperial beers. This was spot on for my tastes, I can't think of many porters I'd choose over this, and probably none under 6%. I really hope they can this and put it in 6 packs.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 21:16:44 | More by billab914
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 04:09:39 | More by 57md
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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
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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
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Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.