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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2006
GBof A PA-on tap-pours a thin creamy light brown head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-faint coffee. Taste is dark malt, coffee, licorice. OK carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
A little chocolate on the nose, but rather thin porter without much character. Not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9100) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, woody hops and leather notes. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Draft @ Camp Hill. Rich, dark brown colored body with some dark walnut brown light at the top and sides. Chocolate malts heavy in the nose, and overall the smell is rich and sweet, with notes of chocolate syrup, crtusty, bready malts (but not toasty), and some lighter notes of cheese funk/yeast which probably aren’t meant to be smelled. Frothy, moderately thick/regular texture for a porter, with that godawful resinous/oily quality that you find in almost every ABC beer. Semi-sweet twang of chocolate syrup sweetener in the finish. A pretty basic porter, but nothing to turn your nose up at.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5196) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4694) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2006
KSBF 2006. Pours a dark brown with a large foamy light tan head that was creamy and laced. Aroma of cocoa and light coffee. Flavor of the same with some roast.


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