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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This full-bodied dry cousin of the stout has a slight roast flavor and is dark brown in color with a red hue. This is London’s classic beer style named for the baggage carriers that appreciated it so much. Governor Pennypacker was one of Pennsylvania’s more notable politicians. He oversaw the construction and held the lavish ceremonies designating the opening of the Commonwealth’s beautiful Capitol Building.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Darkbrown color, with minimal tan head. Aromas of dark maltm slight chocoff, and some roasty rauchy notes. Medium palate with dark malt and chocolate notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1001) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2006
This brewery seems to make beers according to style, restrained and easy to drink yet with some subtlety. This porter has subdued roasted malt notes throughout. Smooth, creamy, finishing fairly dry with a hint of smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2006
On tap at brewpub (Harrisburg). Dark brown pour, almost black, with a small off-white head. Coffee and light chocolate nose with some roasted malt. Deep roasted and burnt malt flavor with lots of coffee on the finish. Nice clean flavor. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, actually a little too fizzy maybe. Pretty crisp finish with good length. Nice roasty Porter, maybe a little thin on the finish but nicely balanced and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Black with fine small head of little bubblies. Can’t detect much aroma, however a bubblegum burp from all the other ABC beers I’d just had may have hidden some! Smoky roasty prototypical dark american flavor. Coffee & chocolate. Not bad at all. A little light, easy drinkin’, slightly fizzy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Nice smooth chocolate porter. Had it on tap at their brew pub in Gettysburg. Maybe a little thin, but definately smooth and drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
very simliar to ABC’s stout. Not as dry or as dark. More of a roast to it, more flavor overall. A slightly above average porter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Thin-bodied, with lots of bitter chocolate and roasty coffee. Typical porter; passable but I just couldn’t get excited about it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
A good porter; does everything the style says it should, but it doesn’t stand out. I thought this was the most enjoyable of App’s beers, outside of the barleywine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2004
A solid porter, but I have had many just as good. Still, worth a try if you like the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5267) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Cask... Poured a dark brown / red color with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing. Weak roasty, chocolate cream aroma. Nice chocolate taste, some more roast and light smoke, cherries as well. Very thin mouthfeel. Not a bad porter.


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