Penn Quarter Porter | DC Brau Brewing Co.

Penn Quarter PorterPenn Quarter Porter
BA SCORE
3.86/5
551 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#9,448
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
551
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
62
Trade:
2
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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of razorsdescent
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The dark brown, almost black, liquid pours out into a Duvel glass with a dark tan head that recedes slowly leaving a thin, irregular shaped film of foam on the surface and lots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates arches and sheets of lacing that turn into some scattered spots of lacing.

At first aromas are faint but become stronger as the beer warms a bit. They include chocolate, coffee and some almost burnt dark roasted malt.

The flavors are much as expected with the chocolate, coffee and some char from the malt.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and fairly smooth with the moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the flavor fade some allowing a touch of hops to emerge as the final ending becomes dry and a bitter from the char.

A solid, well made beer that i'd certainly have again if offered. That said, I won't be going out to find it again and it doesn't displace any of the porters that are part of my current rotation. One issue I have with the flavor profile is that the dark roast burnt bitterness borders on being unpleasant, especially given how long it takes for it to disappear from the back of the palate.

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Photo of jak
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can to a pint glass. I was in a fairly dark room, but the beer was almost black, with no light getting through.

I had trouble pulling any noticeable aroma's. Slight malt, slight chocolate.. nothing grand. I love it when a beer tastes as it is described by the brewer. A bit dry throughout, great blending of the malts and a slight chocolate overtone..nothing too strong. Very smooth, and without bite.

I enjoyed this Porter, and look forward to having it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 2.40 (Including beer club discount and tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.20/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD.
Canned 1/30/17. Served at 42 degees into a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Allowed to warm to 54 degrees.
Aroma – chocolate.
Head – large (Maximum 5.9cm, aggressive pour), brown, frothy, average retention, diminishing to an irregular five to seven mm ring with drag marks and a thin layer with some rocky heaps.
Lacing – good. Wide complete rings of tiny bubbles.
Body – dark brown/black, opaque.
Flavor – bitter chocolate malt. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, watery, soft carbonation.

A passable porter, well priced. Picking up a sixer of this is not out of order.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can, it is almost black but not opaque with a thin quickly dissipating head. It is malt-forward with a modicum of coffee and chocolate flavors, but the full mouth feel of a Porter is lacking. There is moderate carbonation and a bit of hops tang at the end. Overall, far more interesting than a lot of Lagers at this price range, but just adequate as a Porter.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carolvs
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RyWi34
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertunes
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beatjunkee for this one, from the NBS BIF #3 box. 12oz can poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black, with just a thin cap of tan head that dissipated quickly, and left no lacing.

The aroma featured some solidly roasty malts, bordering on coffee-ish, and just a hint of cocoa. Pretty similar on the tongue, with the roast lingering on the back of the palate.

The body was just a bit thinner than I look for in the style, but smooth and clean. Drinkability was very good, the beer was gone quickly and easily. Overall, a nicely solid example of the style, and worth trying if you encounter it.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DuaneL
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DL likes but not overwhelmed.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of belgianvan
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 551 ratings
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