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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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Rich dark body with a frothy tan head. Caramel malts, thick, refreshing, delicious. Strongly approve of this one.

   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

   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1443) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2012
tap at abc gettysburg 6/12/12. typical color with an ow head. aromas of nutty caramel, spicy earthy hops, mild chocolate, roast and milk. the taste is the same... nice and spicy on the finish with a lingering tingly mouth feel. creamy texture. i’d drink the hell out of this if i lived close. 7/3/7/4/15+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6067) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a very dark brown with a lacing, off white head. Graham crackers and chocolate on the aroma. Sweet, with hints of ground, roasted coffee, bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Draft. Opaque brown color, thick tan head with good tetention and lacing. Aroma of cocoa. Taste is cocoa powder, brownies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5800) - 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.

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