1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bad Moon Porter - DuClaw Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Bad Moon PorterBad Moon Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-20-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JuniperJesus
JuniperJesus

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-24-2013 18:37:19 | More by JuniperJesus
Photo of jrohrbacher
jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-03-2013 22:49:14 | More by jrohrbacher
Photo of Heathbrook
Heathbrook

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-26-2013 13:45:45 | More by Heathbrook
Photo of bmur112
bmur112

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-15-2013 15:36:16 | More by bmur112
Photo of weaselchew
weaselchew

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-24-2012 02:11:23 | More by weaselchew
Photo of ryser2k
ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-03-2012 17:23:52 | More by ryser2k
Photo of Boone757
Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-02-2012 20:28:38 | More by Boone757
Photo of xnicknj
xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-14-2012 13:30:49 | More by xnicknj
Photo of DrinkSlurm
DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass from tap at duclaw in Bowie. Pours a deep brown with ruby wine color hue. No head at all. Meh
Smell is roasted chocolate malts which dominate. This carries over to the flavor. Dominating sweet roasted chocolate malt. It does have a nice bitter finish though. Its a solid porter. Not amazing but not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 00:18:23 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of Tucquan
Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-11-04 at BWI airport Duclaw pub.

A - Dark brown with 1-finger tan head and very light lacing.

S - moderate aroma of chocolate, expresso and medium roasted malt.

T - medium roasted malt with a bit of char. Light chocolate and coffee. Slightly sweet. Mildly bitter and sour dough finish.

M - Medium body and medium carbonation. Thinish.

O - Good but not remarkable

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 16:28:21 | More by Tucquan
Photo of mcdsports
mcdsports

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

10-24-2012 21:59:35 | More by mcdsports
Photo of djre4orm
djre4orm

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-04-2012 16:25:41 | More by djre4orm
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-23-2012 14:45:20 | More by t0rin0
Photo of waiting4lunch
waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-11-2012 23:00:09 | More by waiting4lunch
Photo of stephenjmoore
stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very dark body with a hint of amber highlights on the top and bottom. Thin tan head that leaves behind some bubbles as it settles.

S- Roasted malts with a hint of chocolate malt. A slight aroma of coffee comes through as well.

T- Very roasty with a dash of coffee and hops.

M- Medium bodied, smooth.

O- Nice, solid porter.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 23:05:36 | More by stephenjmoore
Photo of stakem
stakem

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 13:05:51 | More by stakem
Photo of jculler82
jculler82

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-10-2012 17:26:34 | More by jculler82
Photo of nickfl
nickfl

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A poured with a small head of tan foam on a black body, good retention and lace.

S roast malt, light coffee and some smoke.

T sweet malt up front with a bit of coffee. Some toffee in the middle and a toasty, dry finish.

M medium light body, moderate carbonation, and a bone dry finish.

D not bad, it is definitely a porter rather than a stout,but not overly complex.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 02:20:25 | More by nickfl
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Half finger dark tan head on a clear but dark brown body. Excellent lacing. Aroma is full of coffee and espresso with a subtle dark fruit sweetness. Flavor follows nicely with Coffee, roasted malts and like dark chocolate moving to a light cherry and toffee sweet finish. Semi dry finish with light to moderate carbonation and typical thin porter body. Very flavorful compared to do many porters out there. A must try IMO.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 02:13:32 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Savarese85
Savarese85

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

07-24-2012 12:42:14 | More by Savarese85
Photo of greyghost86
greyghost86

Delaware

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-28-2012 12:31:22 | More by greyghost86
Photo of Lee_Hancock
Lee_Hancock

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-17-2012 21:45:42 | More by Lee_Hancock
Photo of tln13
tln13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-20-2012 21:07:48 | More by tln13
Photo of mikerems
mikerems

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-07-2012 06:16:22 | More by mikerems
Photo of JerseyKirk
JerseyKirk

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pitch black in color. Nice khaki colored 1 finger head.

S: Smells like coffee, cream, cocoa, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts.

T: Tastes like coffee, cream, cocoa, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts...same as above.

M: Nice and crisp beer that has a long dry coffee finish.

O: Great. However, this beer tastes a lot more like an Irish Dry Stout than a porter. Based on the style though this loses a point here but otherwise it's a great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 00:26:49 | More by JerseyKirk
Bad Moon Porter from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.