Penn Quarter Porter | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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549 Ratings
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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:
62
For Trade:
2
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Classic dark chocolate color with mocha tan head. Poured into snifter, 2 finger head. Poor head retention/lacing qualities.

S: Light caramel, baker's chocolate, light cherry smoke. Weaker than expected even for such a light ABV, and it takes some time for it to warm and develop.

M: Good amount of bite immediately, medium carbonation, less bodied, but balanced with flavor. Semi-dry finish.

T/O: T: cinnamon macchiato, coffee ice cream finish, roasted grains, hazelnuts, orange bitter, white chocolate accents, balanced b/t sweet and roast. It makes a very good morning/breakfast beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. The taste is big and malty, nicely roasted and smokey. In the taste, big coffee flavor with vanilla and char rounding it out. Mild bitter, piney hop character with mild citrus, but the big roasted malts work here hinting at cocoa and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, well carbonated and smooth. Overall, this is a winner. A great porter.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer pours jet black, with a tall, foamy, dense, dark tan head that slowly settles into a solid surface coating. Aromas of heavily roasted coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate, hints of smoke, and earthy highlights. Flavors are robust and smooth, with a blast of mocha flavors, a solid chocolate backbone, and some bitter coffee highlights. The chocolate lingers through to the aftertaste, with roasted notes to highlight. The body is smooth and bold throughout, with a slick, smooth, slightly linger finish. Easy drinker and damn flavorful. Good porter.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pitch black color - no "very dark brown" nonsense, I mean pitch friggen' black. The head is three fingers high, and tan in shade. Retention is okay and lacing is spotty. The texture is a bit less creamy than I truly like, as well - but otherwise, it looks good in a glass.

S: This is positively loaded with roasted malt. Chocolaty and smoky touches abound as well, along with some piny hops. I love how roasted this is - one whiff and I can tell it's trying to say to me "Porter? FUCK YOU I'M AN IMPERIAL STOUT!"

T: The taste is closer to a porter, albeit a roasty, dry one. An initial flavor of piny hops lead to a smoky, roasty, and chocolaty everything else - midtaste, finish, aftertaste, you name it. The duality between the roast and the dark chocolate sweetness is very well balanced, leading to a porter that's very enjoyable.

M: It's actually not as dry as I thought from the first sip. The sides and the tip of the tongue get parched, sure, but a chocolaty wetness lingers right smack dab in the middle of the palate. This feature gives it a very long finish. In general, though, I wish the texture was fuller and creamier - maybe even a touch less carbonated.

O: I'm really loving the roasty flavors coming out of this. Even though the mouthfeel could be beefed up a tad, it's really hard to complain about this otherwise. This needs to be a year round beer, stat!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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