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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2004
On tap at the Lehigh Valley Brew Fest ’04. Poured a dark reddish, brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. Smooth body. Very light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
On tap at ABC. THis was very smoooth and enjoyable at the brewery, however, when I had it at another bar on tap it was somewhat different and had a metallic taste and wasnt nearly as smooth.(maybe bad tap lines) Overall it had a slight roasty aroma and flavor, but the caramel malts came through a little more. Although this beer is well attenuated and has a dry finish, it somehow retains a very nice body and mouthfeel. Very well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
A little chocolate on the nose, but rather thin porter without much character. Not impressed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
(Draught) Foamy, beige head with an opaque body. Hardly any nose? Coffee malt. Boring...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Dark color. Black olive notes in flavor and aroma. I like black olives, so i thought this was ok, but could be better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Pretty average porter, black in color with a nice tanish head, some roasted flavors, very little by way of aroma, balance was decent, body was medium

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2003
A mild, English-style porter that has little in the way of aroma or roastiness. While I miss the aroma, there are times when I enjoy a mild porter with some malt and little bitterness. Pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Looks very promising with a thick dark body and a full rich white head. Not much in the way of aroma. The taste is roasted almonds w/ a bite. This beer promises a lot but just never delivers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2003
a very middle of the road porter. good color and average smell let down the iffy palate and unremarkable flavor... not overly impressed

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