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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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Ratings: 376 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
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timotao

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-10-2014 05:29:14 | More by timotao
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scripna

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-10-2014 00:38:14 | More by scripna
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joegard

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-09-2014 19:36:29 | More by joegard
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-07-2014 19:05:08 | More by Kmlund
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TheCuriograph

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-06-2014 23:40:48 | More by TheCuriograph
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 22:13:56 | More by Bilco
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2014 20:31:02 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-03-2014 04:04:14 | More by ethanmc12
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

A: Classic dark chocolate color with mocha tan head. Poured into snifter, 2 finger head. Poor head retention/lacing qualities.

S: Light caramel, baker's chocolate, light cherry smoke. Weaker than expected even for such a light ABV, and it takes some time for it to warm and develop.

M: Good amount of bite immediately, medium carbonation, less bodied, but balanced with flavor. Semi-dry finish.

T/O: T: cinnamon macchiato, coffee ice cream finish, roasted grains, hazelnuts, orange bitter, white chocolate accents, balanced b/t sweet and roast. It makes a very good morning/breakfast beer.

06-28-2014 16:36:45 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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parkwood

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-28-2014 13:25:32 | More by parkwood
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Lucnifter

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-27-2014 02:25:41 | More by Lucnifter
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JDeming

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2014 01:50:48 | More by JDeming
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-24-2014 16:01:33 | More by Davepoolesque
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-23-2014 03:37:30 | More by wrightst
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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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speedvagen

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-21-2014 10:44:27 | More by speedvagen
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Jamco_76

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-21-2014 03:15:48 | More by Jamco_76
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MA08

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-18-2014 02:47:32 | More by MA08
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-18-2014 02:14:09 | More by hilgart1
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. The taste is big and malty, nicely roasted and smokey. In the taste, big coffee flavor with vanilla and char rounding it out. Mild bitter, piney hop character with mild citrus, but the big roasted malts work here hinting at cocoa and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, well carbonated and smooth. Overall, this is a winner. A great porter.

06-18-2014 01:31:23 | More by Stinkypuss
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-17-2014 12:34:20 | More by VictorFranco
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-16-2014 11:50:36 | More by ConradKenney
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer pours jet black, with a tall, foamy, dense, dark tan head that slowly settles into a solid surface coating. Aromas of heavily roasted coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate, hints of smoke, and earthy highlights. Flavors are robust and smooth, with a blast of mocha flavors, a solid chocolate backbone, and some bitter coffee highlights. The chocolate lingers through to the aftertaste, with roasted notes to highlight. The body is smooth and bold throughout, with a slick, smooth, slightly linger finish. Easy drinker and damn flavorful. Good porter.

06-16-2014 00:38:36 | More by GarthDanielson
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +1%

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pitch black color - no "very dark brown" nonsense, I mean pitch friggen' black. The head is three fingers high, and tan in shade. Retention is okay and lacing is spotty. The texture is a bit less creamy than I truly like, as well - but otherwise, it looks good in a glass.

S: This is positively loaded with roasted malt. Chocolaty and smoky touches abound as well, along with some piny hops. I love how roasted this is - one whiff and I can tell it's trying to say to me "Porter? FUCK YOU I'M AN IMPERIAL STOUT!"

T: The taste is closer to a porter, albeit a roasty, dry one. An initial flavor of piny hops lead to a smoky, roasty, and chocolaty everything else - midtaste, finish, aftertaste, you name it. The duality between the roast and the dark chocolate sweetness is very well balanced, leading to a porter that's very enjoyable.

M: It's actually not as dry as I thought from the first sip. The sides and the tip of the tongue get parched, sure, but a chocolaty wetness lingers right smack dab in the middle of the palate. This feature gives it a very long finish. In general, though, I wish the texture was fuller and creamier - maybe even a touch less carbonated.

O: I'm really loving the roasty flavors coming out of this. Even though the mouthfeel could be beefed up a tad, it's really hard to complain about this otherwise. This needs to be a year round beer, stat!

06-14-2014 21:00:04 | More by ThisWangsChung
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dooglas

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-13-2014 01:40:29 | More by dooglas
Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.