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Penn Quarter Porter - Whiskey Oak Barrel Aged - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 20.37%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DapperGrowler on 02-07-2012)
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Reviews by russwbeck:
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This porter rests very black in the glass and doesn't really have much head. Deep and dark, it's on the average end of the porter spectrum.

The aroma explodes out of the glass with hints of dark chocolate, roast, rye, some booze and oak. The balance here is outstanding and leads me to believe this is going to be a really robust porter that aged nicely with the whiskey.

The taste is surprisingly fruity. Dark fruits come out on the palate right up front and I can't really place them. Chocolate in the middle, with the rye resting on the back of the palate. Overall, however, the taste is a little bland, which I'm sure you can understand disappointed me.

Medium body with a pretty average carbonation. The beer sure does go down easy, I just wish it tasted a bit better.

This set me back $4.50 for the 4oz glass, which accurately represented the drop off in taste. Perhaps the slight drop in price also has to do with how expensive the Rye Whiskey barrel was compared to the Pear Brandy one The Citizen was aged in.

It wasn't the best BA porter, but it surely wasn't the worst. I enjoyed the aroma a lot and the taste has some surprises, but it didn't quite pull through in the end. On to the next barrel aged DC Brau barrel aged beauty.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 23:39:00 | More by russwbeck
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Dark brown. Big khaki head. Thick collar. Reddish transparency at the edges.

Smell - Some roast. A lot of acids and cherry fruitines. Ruh roh. No barrel.

Taste - And it's infected. Lots of fruity acetic sourness. Some roast still comes through, but it's fully infected.

Mouthfeel - Dry. Well carbonated. Sour.

Overall - Obviously, I had a different experience than everyone else.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle through mail order...interesting black tape over cap on 22 oz bottle. Bottled in 2012...5.5% abv. Photo of oaked stamp is in different place than photo in picture as of 2.2013.
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22 oz. bottle courtesy of Crabbicuss. I assumed this was the regular version until noticing the "OAKED" stamp across the label. Nice surprise. Bottled in 2012 and poured into an Allagash goblet.

A - Pours midnight black with about a finger of mocha head. The head dies to a halo after a few minutes, but leaves behind a tiered lacing.

S - Roasty character on the forefront along with noticeable contributions from the barrel and its contents. Sweet toffee is balanced with bitter blackstrap molasses. The aroma is quite complex and vibrant considering it's un-imperial status.

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