Penn Quarter Porter | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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551 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:
551
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
62
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Definitely doesn't seem to be draft only any longer.

A- 12oz can is released into a tulip revealing an almost pitch black brew with a very tall, thick creamy mocha tan head. Good retention and lacing is plentiful with thick blankets around the glass.

S- Towards the roaster side of things but distinctly a Porter and some of those Brown malty notes come out as well. Charred barley, milk chocolate, slight coffee beans, toasted nuts and a bit of caramel but mostly dark things here.

T- Chocolate malts seem like the focus because at times it really tastes like milk chocolate and sort of like a chocolate milk shake. This is joined by notes of blackened barley, nuttiness, earthy hops, coffee, slight caramel and a hint of dark fruits. Some citrus hops come out with time.

MF- Moderately thick considering the 5.5%ABV but the big body is appropriate with the rich cocoa tones. Medium-high carbonation level and a dry, roasty finish as advertised.

Rides the line on the roasty side of the style but for me it still feels plenty like a Porter. Heavy notes of chocolate and roast complimented well with other toasty malt tones. Drinks more decadently than (not more alcoholic) 5.5% ABV.

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Photo of benzalman
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcbeers
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runner72
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Everybody rates everything far too high and I have to write reviews for nearly every average beer.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz can poured into nonic pint

A: Dark and rich looking nice slightly mocha head

S: Nice roast smell with some chocolate and licorice very rich aromas

T: nice roast flavor some licorice and slight bitter chocolate

M: very lush and thick creamy very nice feel

O: This is a winner a great porter very thick and it comes in a can that is awesome.

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Photo of Kelp
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of horshack7
4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: On top is two fingers worth of dark beige head. Underneath is very dark.

Aroma: Heavy dark roasted coffee, roasted walnut, twinges of smokiness, very faint chocolate, dark roasted malts.

Taste: Roasted coffee, traces of vanilla bean, nuttiness, smokiness, dark roasted malts with a few charred hop notes. It starts with a crisp bite and finishes silky smooth much like a chocolate malt.

Notes: Well what we have here is a bit of a dark horse in the world of American Porters. I was not sure what I was in for but dam this is something tasty. Not only would I pick this one up again but It's one of the best American Porters I have ever had what a treat. Cheers to D.C Brau for this gem of a beer.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R_Ruiz
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benesi88
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JMay419
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Nitro...very good beer. Obvious that it was a nitro porter...thick and creamy.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

A: Deep brown as it pours, and a dark black in the glass. A rich tan head sits on top.

S: Roasted malts, and rich chocolate, with a hint at espresso. Choco-tastic.

T: Lovely. Rich with burnt caramel, rich chocolate, roasted grain, and a touch of coffee. This is one mean porter.

M: Medium in body, with moderate carbonation. Very creamy mouthfeel.

O: Really impressed by this. Solid beer, tasty, rich and delicious.

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Photo of WoostaBia
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Pours very dark with a thin, dark head. Mild lacing. Aroma is a spot on Porter suggestion. Bitter chocolate, chalky Porter yeast, burnt and dark malt, slight soapy hops. Flavor has an element of lactose. Cream and milk with chocolate with bitter chocolate. Dark roast and slight char. Bitter dark malt. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with a creamy feel but a finish that is bitter. A very robust Porter that doesn't slam you with high alcohol. I would like more offerings like this. A good ol' Porter-sign me up!

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Photo of liquorpig
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 551 ratings.
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