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Penn Quarter Porter - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 15
Gots: 33 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Mesa512, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: dark, dark brown to black, medium-to-dark tan head. Nice foamy head congregates at edge head with significant lacing.

S: roasted grain notes and weak coffee, coming through more with warmth. There's also a bit of roasted nuttiness in the background.

T: dark roasted grains, some medium body coffee, just on the bitter side of a balance against sweetness. The middle taste I get a little oat flavor. The end taste is a bit of generic green (shrub-like) hops taste that lightly dries the mouth.

M: besides the light drying, which I like better than a hop-bomb ending in porters, the overall feel is just a tad weak. The taste does hit all parts of the mouth, though, so I'm between a notch higher and what I gave it.

O: I think to me it's one of the best porters I've had as far as enjoyment. Roasted malt characters backed by a light, dry bittering effect in the back, that's what I enjoy. This one is also right I the edge of being a stout, maybe that helps.

cjgiant, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Amedlin18, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

patdunkel, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

cysiam, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

michaelfcasey, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

JoeyCc0922, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

djtomain, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: deep, rich brown hue, which lets no light through. Head is a thick finger of creamy tan foam with OK retention and not much in the way of lace.

Smell: slightly sweet malty aroma with a good chocolate character. It's got a nice roastiness, but not a big astringency, which I like. I'm a fan!

Taste: much roastier than the aroma with a little bit of burnt malt right up front. This subsides into a more balanced, but still quite roasty, porter profile. Bitterness is a little high, with hop character a little bit vegetal. Not bad; definitely robust.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: I find this beer quite drinkable indeed. I wouldn't mind if it were available here on the West coast.

flagmantho, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

timotao, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

scripna, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

joegard, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Kmlund, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

TheCuriograph, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bilco, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ethanmc12, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

orcrist_cleaver, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

parkwood, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Lucnifter, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JDeming, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Davepoolesque, Jun 24, 2014
Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.