Penn Quarter Porter | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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549 Ratings
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Penn Quarter PorterPenn Quarter Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by starrdogg on 05-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
549
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
63
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of Bisco42
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very sweet. Could be more mellow and balanced for my taste. A beautiful head, opaque black body, lacing for the whole drink.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown, opaque, with tan head, moderate and rocky, with significant lacing.

S - Roasty notes, a touch of sugar, cocoa, a bit of burnt toast.

T - Primarily roasted grains, a bit of bitter coffee, a touch of minerality, and a strong bitter hit in the close.

M - A touch thin, significant drying in the close.

O - A porter focused on the roasted notes, char and coffee. A bit more bitter than I prefer - I like some sweeter malt notes that are not a focus of this porter - but a decent porter nevertheless.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On nitro; certainly looks and feels like a nitro porter.

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Photo of DrStiffington
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 3/14/2015 at The Engine Room, in Mystic, CT served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains coffee, roasted malts, a touch of dark fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out creamy with flavors of black coffee, licorice and dark fruit followed by some smokiness. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are other Porters that I would pick first.

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Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Right down the middle of the style. Nothing special but very well made.

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Photo of seanzig
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amorrn
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at brewery. Taster served in plastic cup. Dark brown with tan head. Hard to get a sense of lacing or retention. Aroma is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Flavors are similar with light up-front sweetness and a bitter coffee finish from the hops. A little thin.

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Photo of Brushkanna
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd43
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDHopster
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

At first it seemed a good brew but then towards the end of a glass it seemed gritty, like coffee grounds were settling to the bottom. Indeed a residue was Left behind

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Photo of tigg924
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An above average chocolaty and roasty porter. Very true to style. The dark chocolate and milk chocolate flavors mix well. That said, I have others in the style that I prefer.

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Photo of MacQ32
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phishfoolme
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smaxy
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierleichen
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 549 ratings.
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