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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

Brigadier's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brigadier (3335) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for sharing this one evening. It might have been a bit past its prime but showed some promise. I would love to try a fresh bottle to see if it is better (as I suspect).

Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base offers promise of a rich experience. A chocolately mocha head releases coffee, chocolate, and sweet hints. The evidence of problems comes in the form of a slightly bitter tang.

Flavor / Palate - Tartness permeates through the coffee. If it were intentional I’d say it works well but knowing it should not be there detracts from a balanced profile. Take that away and this would be a nice run of the mill local.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours pitch black and opaque with a two finger mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing on the way down. Slightly smokey, deeply roasted dark malt aroma that’s countered by sweeter, dessert-like lighter malt notes. Robust with hints of liquid smoke, burnt toast, dark chocolate and gourmet coffee bean followed by baker’s chocolate, caramel, toffee and fudge. Well balanced aroma with the sweeter notes standing out a bit more as it warms. Smells good but nothing really stands out or elevates it above slightly better than average. Lighter body than expected with tight carbonation and a nearly acrid, roasted dark malt flavor that lingers over the sweeter notes into a bone dry finish. Strong burnt malt/overly roasted robust coffee grinds along with some charcoal, oatmeal and bitter dark chocolate. Not overwhelmingly dry/overly roasted, however, with prominent sweet malt backbone. These sweeter notes really stand out as it warms with some toffee, caramel, light chocolate and alcohol. Not nearly as complex as the nose suggests and the sweeter, dessert-like notes are severely muted. Decently drinkable but lacks balance and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (177) - Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours very dark. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste similar, malty, coffee notes. Overall a very pleasing porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micmillon18 (35) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12oz can poured into a pint glass. Aroma - Dirt, roasted malts, touch of coffee. A hint of bacon? Appearance - Two finger, chunky mocha head. Deepest, darkest black complexion. Taste - Roasted malt lends a distinct coffee and chocolate character. Bitterness, both from the aforementioned malt and hops, make a reserved but lasting appearance and adds some acidity on the finish. Palate - Medium bodied with a creamy, slightly slick aspect. Bone dry. Overall - Robust is the proper word for this quaff. A great American porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
Can at SBWF. Dark brown with mid sized off white head. Chocolate and coffee aroma with some roasted notes. Mid sweet taste with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Mildly bitter finished. Nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark maple brown nice roasted and coffee aroma, some green.paprica, chocolate. Light body, lightly sour. Taste is coffee and fruity chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4599) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Can at BrickSide. Black body with thin tan head. Nose is roasty and toasty, lots of caramel, dark fruits. Some chocolate. Taste also full of chocolate, cofffee, malts, caramel. Really nice. Creamy texture. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Clear dark brown body with a small wispy light brown head. Nose is chocolaty and nicely hoppy with lots of citrus. The flavor is chocolaty with light roast and minimal bitterness. Nice chocolaty finish. Lighter bodied with soft carbonation. Nice Porter, a little lacking in body for a robust porter, but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
On nitro tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tan head. Big roast, chocolate and cocoa. Medium bodied, roast, cocoa chocolate. Thins out a bit, but the flavors hold up. Long roast and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma of espresso and chocolate, flavor is very roasty and chocolaty. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
How: Can.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel, some liquorice, chocolate.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, caramel, fruit, some coffee.

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