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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

376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 15
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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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-27-2013 21:05:00 | More by Blaze5445
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-25-2013 20:08:55 | More by polopaul20
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-25-2013 03:16:35 | More by Zimm
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-20-2013 22:20:23 | More by apasternak
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kasubot

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-17-2013 19:32:02 | More by kasubot
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delta490

Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

10-16-2013 23:01:24 | More by delta490
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-14-2013 13:57:00 | More by BuckTuckian
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-14-2013 13:36:15 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-13-2013 13:13:27 | More by robwestcott
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Organic_Sam

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-10-2013 17:56:22 | More by Organic_Sam
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-07-2013 23:29:13 | More by Dave_Treat
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-04-2013 01:19:38 | More by Mersh
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.86/5  rDev 0%

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.

10-03-2013 23:47:51 | More by HattedClassic
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-28-2013 22:48:01 | More by MSandahl23
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-22-2013 07:07:24 | More by KevinGordon
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-20-2013 19:34:44 | More by scottDC
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-19-2013 01:59:44 | More by egrace84
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hagbergl

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance (4/5): A tightly bubbled head of two fingers sits atop a jet black body. Good retention. I particularly like the dark tan color of the head. Just an outstanding looking porter.

Smell (4.25/5): Roasted malt, dark chocolate and black coffee notes really dominate. This is quite a rich and intense-smelling porter, especially one that is fairly low in ABV. Perhaps the richest one I've ever smelled. I'm impressed, for sure.

Taste (4/5): Wow! Dark chocolate and light espresso flavors dominate. The roasted note doesn't stand out quite as much in the taste. Nice and rich and robust. A hoppier porter than most–the hop bite comes on late. You get a nice herbal/piney hit of moderate bitterness at the very end that combines really well with the roasted malts and bitter coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel (3.5/5): The mouthfeel unfortunately does not quite live up to the higher standards set by the aroma and flavor. It has a nice dry and roasty finish, but the body on the beer is thin. I would have liked a creamier feel than I'm getting here. I understand that it's a Robust Porter and not an Imperial Porter or Stout, so I cannot dock too many points. But placed side by side with Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald, it's clear that the mouthfeel could be better.

Overall (4/5): DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter is a solid beer and a good example of the American Porter style. It features intense chocolate and black coffee notes in the aroma and taste and a more aggressive hop profile than most Porters I've had. The only drawback here is the mouthfeel, which I thought was too thin, unfortunately. Still, it's a good beer worth a try.

09-12-2013 19:35:50 | More by hagbergl
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-11-2013 01:25:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-09-2013 23:01:46 | More by Hanzo
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seanchai

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-08-2013 17:32:50 | More by seanchai
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-08-2013 01:52:41 | More by Sonofalime
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-04-2013 14:26:08 | More by dfhhead25
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-04-2013 12:50:24 | More by BMart
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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!

08-29-2013 21:44:16 | More by Jeffreysan
Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.