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Bad Moon Porter - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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)
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Whelanjh
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We first encountered this beer at Arundel Mills Mall DuClaw brewery store. Wife and I ate lunch there and had a glass of Bad Moon Porter... Delicious. Another couple of exposures to this brew and we bought two growlers to take home. Each time it was a thoroughly enjoyable, rich, dark beer with a firm head, mild hopping and bold flavor.

I will admit to being an unsophisticated beer consumer, but we really enjoyed this beer. The problem is, despite DuClaw characterizing this as a "year-round-availability" beer, we have found it out-of-stock for quite some time now ( as of October 2013 ).

DuClaw e-mail promises that a batch is being brewed right now ( October 2013 ) but my recent run to Arundel Mills Mall DuClaw store yielded only some Dark_Side_of_Oz... Enjoyable, but only 50% content of "Bad Moon Porter".

So, Does anyone in the DC area have success in buying "Bad Moon Porter" ?

Jerry

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Photo of Tucquan
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
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

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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.

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