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Philadelphia Engine 1892 Market Stout | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rifugium on 04-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9
Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.54/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served at Friday the Firkenteenth

A - Black with marginal head, no lacing. Cask beer is naturally carbonated, which tends to mean less carbonated. However, that's not a rule. Further, the tap has a lot do with foam production. Fortunately, this beer was frothier than usual. Also, it was poured in to a clear plastic cup, which I prefer to glass tumblers.

A - Some dark, almost burnt notes and some sour. A little hop action going on.

F - Was too sharp. Lots and lots of vanilla and lactose. That tart twang of sour milk really rides through. I am sure they were taking notes from legends like, Young's Double Chocolate. Locally, we have Lancaster Milk Stout, which has a following. There's a taste of coffee then too. It's too much like a late, and not enough like a Stout. Stouts give suggestions of familiar flavors, but I find it cheapening when breweries try to replicate or aggressively feature them.

M - For 6% and casked, this beer was perfectly balanced. Not too heavy, never watery. TBH, I dunno I would do this one of draught, even if I liked the flavors, because it might be watery. But for being on cask, it didn't just hit the nail on the head it drove, it drove it thru the fuggin wall.

O - Really nasty flavors. Cool idea, highlighting the booths at our treasured Reading Terminal. But beer is beer, leave it that way. Men complain about fruit beer and light beer. Finding ways beyond utilizing hops, malt, yeast, water and minerals tends to undermine the extraordinary resources brewers have to work with. I couldn't finish this one, too much going on, and not enough of it was being a Stout.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at The Boilermaker, Philly, PA

PBC "has brewed this beer to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the Reading Terminal Market. The beer, named 'Engine 1892 Market Stout' via a Facebook contest conducted by the Reading Terminal Market, is a roasty stout brewed with chocolate and vanilla beans sourced directly from market vendors."

Poured like a stout should, dark brown-black, with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty with hints of cocoa. Taste of dark roasty malts up front, leading into flavors of cocoa powder and coffee roast mid-palate, finishing off with a very light vanilla sweetness and a grassy hop bitterness; mildly mineral. Nice, but not quite full-flavored. Medium body, and decently drinkable, but not tremendous.

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Philadelphia Engine 1892 Market Stout from Philadelphia Brewing Company
3.23 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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