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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
GABF and a bottle after. One of the best porters I’ve had. Brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is full and rich. Lots of chocolate, coffee and some light lactose notes. Flavor is a spot on perfect combination of sweetness and roast. Great chocolate and coffee. Awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Poured from can. Dark brown with big tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Big chocolaty roasted malt flavor with coffee finish. This is a really nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1483) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2013
My grateful thanks to Travlr for dragging this across the earth for me and Cantabrian. It appears inky-black in colour with a robust mocha head. What is that smell? It seems like perfumey jasmine with char, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, redwood chips, currants, dates, muscatel sultanas... Wow. The flavours are just what it says on the label: robust with an immediate foamy mouthfeel which subsides and becomes bitter, crispish and has lengthy fruitiness. Wow. Landmark beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2013
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Very dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Heavy smoke and coffee are on the nose. Expected coffee, chocolate, and smoke are detected in the flavor. Finishes with a touch of floral hops. Tons of flavor and very impressive for a 5.5% ABV beer. One of the best porters I have tried. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
An excellent porter. Dark and rich in chocolate and coffee flavor. A bit of licorice rounds out the flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Deep, super pitch black coloured body with a dense, three centimetre tall deep light brown head - about 80% opaque in the body with a hint of cola colours coming through when held to a light. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, concord grapes, grass, nuts and a hint of spice. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavour with oatmeal and milk notes perceptable with a hint of squash, but the caramel comes out along with a bit of figs and a good amount of milk sourness and sugars. Aftertaste shows quite a bit of body with the malt really picking up any other flavours, some caramel sugars and a hint of light fruitiness at the end. Overall, a nice and rather full-bodied (for a porter) beer with an emphasis on caramelised sugars, roasted malt and lactic notes - definitely good to sample, and although not easy to find, worth searching out for. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Fern Street Gourmet in Alexandria, Virginia on 07-July-2012 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington a few hours before the 2013 Inauguration here, on 20-January-2013.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2013
On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013 Rich chocolate and roast with some caramel and a solid bit of earthy hops. Creamy silky mouthfeel. This is a fantastic porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a minimal beige head. Coffee, chocolate aroma with some tar notes. Similar flavour with some smokey notes. Nice porter :-)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Can. Says limited edition for some reason. Roasted malty nose. Hints of toffee chocolate and espresso. Dry. Solid porter. Hopefully not limited in the 6 pack cans! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12 oz can in a trade, thanks Devin. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a nice roasty malt. Flavors are chocolate, coffee, light smoke, and a great roasty malt. Great beer. Really loving all the dc brau beers I’ve had so far.


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