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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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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-10-2014 18:50:46 | More by Iamjeff6
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-09-2014 15:39:30 | More by Danny1217
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-08-2014 23:51:58 | More by stephensinner
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baconfromwalmart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-08-2014 21:05:18 | More by baconfromwalmart
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Lorianneb

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-08-2014 14:29:04 | More by Lorianneb
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deonreds

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-08-2014 01:02:13 | More by deonreds
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Ultimate

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-07-2014 03:58:29 | More by Ultimate
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-07-2014 02:32:38 | More by TX-Badger
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tedgelee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2014 20:00:13 | More by tedgelee
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2014 03:18:33 | More by itracy63
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

An interesting take on the porter. The appearance was a nice dark brown with a coffee colored head that stuck around for a bit. The smell was very nutty with some citrus in the nose. The taste was a very earthy with hints of walnuts and peanuts, but also some interesting sweetness, almost banana flavors. I thought the complex flavors paired very nicely with one another. The only thing I didn't care for was how thin the beer was. Overall I liked it and would recommend to porter lovers.

06-04-2014 18:32:12 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-04-2014 05:12:42 | More by jaymo18
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RichD

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-01-2014 12:14:03 | More by RichD
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-31-2014 21:21:41 | More by ScotNH
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-31-2014 13:10:15 | More by DrunkinYogi
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BushwyckCraft

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-28-2014 21:03:15 | More by BushwyckCraft
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-27-2014 06:06:16 | More by KevMo84
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-26-2014 16:32:46 | More by metter98
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-26-2014 00:26:24 | More by ridgeline23
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-24-2014 04:59:28 | More by AlexFields
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-22-2014 20:04:40 | More by NJBeer265
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2014 18:54:44 | More by bcrossan
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -8.3%

a solid B of a porter here from dc brau, who keeps randomly showing up in colorado with no rhyme or reason or consistency. this porter is quite dark in color, bakers chocolate tone, but with excessive carbonation thats unflattering to most porters. huge roasted barley notes to this with very little else. i get some coffee in the smell as well as in the finish, and perhaps a light cocoa appearance, but this is a rather one dimensional brew. this is one of those breweries we get excited about because its new to our market, but one that has really yet to impress me with anything. this is a well made porter on all counts, but is definitely lost in the crowd. nice full body to it, but the carbonation level is way too high, especially or the style, and it feels like a soda. there is a great deal of bitterness from the grain too, maybe more than necessary. this beer is in need of some refinement, a six pack would be a chore for me, but its nice to see some new breweries coming into the colorado market these days, and i welcome them all.

05-18-2014 15:20:21 | More by StonedTrippin
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musicman7070

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-17-2014 03:35:04 | More by musicman7070
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Windigo

Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +20.2%

From the can and into the rather large snifter.
Lighter weight pour than expected, effervescent, faint carbonation present - thick, mocha head over an inch plus - Almost sugary, hickory, slight almandine aroma.

My first taste was cocoa, small amount of sea salt, creamy mouth feel and taste, not too heavy or syrupy. The middle of the palette is typical caramel hops and that gives way to the expected coffee bitterness, still cafe au lait, the slight bubbling carries the butteriness through to cut hard acidic earthy bitter taste short.Lacing is a little chunky, but I drank it so quickly, not entirely certain it had tie to set up.
*The light carbonation was different but I really enjoyed the effect it had on the brew overall.

Lacing is a little chunky, but I drank it so quickly, not entirely certain it had tie to set up.

My best friend had been crowing about this local brew for weeks and I have to admit I'm excited about it as well. Beautifully made beer that I plan on sharing with other beer geeks.

05-15-2014 19:45:22 | More by Windigo
Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.