Rogue Mocha Porter vs. DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter

I picked up these two worthy Porters while on a jaunt to my favorite local beer and wine store, Grateful Red. Both came highly recommended by the staff. I decided to put them head to head and see how they compare. I would say both were very nice choices and you can’t go wrong with either. They were different, however. Both look very similar poured into the glass. They both pour a nice oily black with a thin off-white head. They both have about a 5.5% ABV. They are also both medium bodied and have a slightly creamy texture. Ironically, though, the Mocha Porter had much less noticeable chocolate flavor than the Penn Quarter Porter. The Mocha Porter carried a much stronger coffee flavor, though both had some coffee. They both had the trademark roasted malt flavor of a porter. Overall, I would say I liked the Penn Quarter Porter better. The flavor was a little bigger and more of chocolate. I’d rate both four out of five proper pints.

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