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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | 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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Ratings: 398 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ShepardCommander, May 10, 2014
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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.

corby112, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jbaker67, May 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Adkins1203, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this robust beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was truly black. The beer poured a dark head very rich looking. The beer smelled nice and fresh. Yummy. Fresh cofee that is. The beer was a little sweet but not too bad. I liked the beer very much and would buy it again.

Minkybut, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

stephenjmoore, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopfenpeter, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Walkerjgt, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

baybum, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

PretzelCity, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

tclipse, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

neurobot01, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

StoutItOutLoud, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Geech, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Date: 4/23/14
Location: Total Wine Norwalk
Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: The appearance is black with browned carbonation. There is both an opaque ring and some carbonation. The beer has minimal cling and resets quickly. Pours with little head.
Aromatics: Strong bitter and sweet chocolates and roasted coffee beans introduce themselves immediately when smelling this beer. Marshmallows, fudge, toffee also play a nice part in the aroma.
Flavor: The beer clearly falls in the Porter category for me as stronger flavors of bitter coffee, chocolate, a little bit of ash remind me of a nice pub. Not as sweet as I was expecting from aroma but the beer has good flavoring.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium to light with a little bit of chew due to chocolate and malt. The middle is watery and cleansing but the beer finishes ashy and bitter.

KornWallace, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tsp247, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bubbalito, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Knapp85, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jayluf, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bostonryan, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nebula1999, Apr 15, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

57md, Apr 15, 2014
Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.