Bad Moon Porter - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Bad Moon PorterBad Moon Porter

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85
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-20-2003)
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.78/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had from the cask at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Pours a deep brown, nearly black, with a thin brown head.

S- Smelled of coffee and roasted barley.

T- Tasted of coffee and chocolate, but finished with a slight wet cardboard flavor, which really disappointed.

M- Smooth from the cask, medium on the tongue.

D- I have had this beer at the DuClaw outlet in Arundel Mills and enjoyed it much more, maybe this was a one-off bad batch?

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of claytri
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured a rich black with a fine tan head. The aroma was of toasted malt with no evidence of hops. The taste was of toasted malt, but not overly sweet a pretty standard stout. The feel was appropriately medium and dry. This was a decent, but not outstanding stout.

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3.16/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of thain709
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bacon Infused Bad Moon Porter on cask at Bad Decisions.

A - Deep, dark brown body that bordered on being black...the head was a light brown color...it was short lived as all that was left was a bubbly ring...not much lacing...a nice piece of bacon was dipped in the beer

S - The nose was smokey and meaty with notes of roast and chocolate...the bacon stood out especially as the beer warmed

T - Roasted malts catch your taste buds first...they help to coat the palate and leave some dark chocolate flavors behind...the bacon sets in towards the middle and finish...it gives off a decent smoke flavor, but after a while it becomes too much...there is a chewy, meaty flavor that lends itself to the beer

M - Medium bodied...adequate for a porter with a meaty texture

O - I liked the idea behind this one, but I'm not sure how well it went over...the bacon garnish was a nice touch as it was delicious at the end of the beer...the smoke became too much and the meaty texture might scare some away...it was hard finding the base porter

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of stakem
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Draft offering served in a standard pint glass. The brew appears black in color with a mocha head. A thin film of bubbles maintains across the top and rises with an aggitating swirl.

The smell is dark and roasted grain with an essence of cocoa and unsweetened chocolate. Some citris coffee bean element is present that smells more abundant than hops which i have no complaints about.

The taste is roasty with citrus hops and just like the aroma hinted, a bit of citrus coffee bean element. Some chocolate and coffee lasts into the aftertaste mixed with some mineral and herbal inclusion that is mildly reminescent of melon-like yeast aspect.

This is a medium to light bodied brew. It is easily approachable and light but there is some dirty yeast/herbal inclusion almost vegetative that I just didnt care for. Its not terrible by any stretch but its strange enough that im not interested in paying to have it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Rich mix of dark chocolate and coffee. Solid beer to sit around and sip. That said, I feel DuClaw produces several more interesting beers than this.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jredner
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a growler. The aroma is strong with roasty notes, coffee, earth, puppy breath and a dose of soapy/detergenty chocolate. The body is flat black and golds a firm two finger thick mocha head that diminishes slowly. Fore is creamy chocolate, light coffee. Very creamy palate. The roastiness isn’t really present the way it was int he aroma. still has a slightly detergenty note in the far finish. Has a great feel to it making it a fantastic session brew, but the flavor range is narrow and isn’t by any means perfectly realized.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of hunteraw
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in a pint glass at the Arundel Mills location. Arrived at the table very dark, almost opaque. No head or lacing to speak of.

Smell was reminiscent of french roast coffee beans - there's a burnt characteristic here. A touch of chocolate in the nose as well.

Taste is much the same: roast/burnt malt, with the distinct bitterness associated with it, underscored by coffee and chocolate notes. Level of hops was appropriate for the style.

Mouthfeel: the promotional material calls this "medium to full body," but honestly it's just medium. Lighter than I expected, but I think I had to remind myself that this was a porter, not a stout.

Drinkability: my girlfriend had two of these, one with dinner and one with a chocolate dessert, so it was worth re-ordering. I just had one with dessert, but I'd say this is a solid porter, but I think I'd prefer more of the coffee and chocolate characteristics and less of the "burnt" ones.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Bad Moon Porter from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.