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DuClaw Exile 1 (Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter) - DuClaw Brewing Company

DuClaw Exile 1 (Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter)DuClaw Exile 1 (Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%


Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thain709 on 10-17-2011)
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color - hell, I think I'll call it pitch black. The beer looks decently thick while it's being poured, as well. The head is a two finger lighter tan color with lowish retention, but a fantastic texture; one that leaves a spotty wall of lacing as it recedes. A damn nice looking beer.

S: Chocolate (lots of it), lighter coffee, some licorice, and plenty of roasted malts. A textbook porter, yes, but the aroma is nonetheless tantalizing. Rye malts are neutral on the nose.

T: Fantastic. It's partly reminiscent of Founders Breakfast Stout, one of those beers so good it's hard for me to analyze and pick apart the flavor profile - I just want to drink the stuff. The initial tastes of chocolate are awesome, before giving way to a midtaste of darker fruits and faint vanilla. Slight rye spiciness finishes things nicely as a complement to the roasted malt, providing a nicely subtle layer without hurting balance. Not too bitter or sweet, although midtaste flavors have a light sweetness to them.

M: The body is medium, while the texture has a nice smooth feel to it. Rye partially scrubs the palate clean with a pleasant drying sensation, but there's still a slight lingering aftertaste of roast, fig, and plum. Moderately carbonated and insanely drinkable.

O: It's one of those beers that manages to combine a big flavor profile with incredible balance/drinkability, to the point where I'd seriously contemplate killing a second bomber of this. Pairing this with dark chocolate really allowed this to come into its own. Without a doubt, it's one of the better porters I've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 23:40:02 | More by ThisWangsChung
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Exile 1 pours black with a small tan lacing head. There is a roasted and slight chocolate aroma. The taste is dry, has a nice roasted flavor, and some chocolate notes; the chocolate is not overpowering. Good body nice flavors. Overall it s a nice full porter with some goo flavors.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed in a snifter.

A - Very dark inky black colour with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Sweet chocolate, molasses, roast and lighter spice and coffee aromas.

T - Sweet milk chocolate, molasses, roast and a light spiciness form the rye. Gets very sweet as I continue to drink it.

M - Medium, almost full body. Light carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Libbey Stout/Porter glass.

A: Pours a deep and mysterious opaque black with a nice thick mocha colored head which lasts and lasts.

S:Chocolate, some rye spiciness, slight fruitiness

T: Chocolate, dark malts, roasty, spicy, slightly fruity. Not much hops flavor, no lingering bitterness.

M: Full bodied and satisfying. No burn from the carbonation, no alcohol heat.

O: Great job, guys. This is a really good beer. I will buy this again if I can find it. It works well on a winter evening.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours blackwith a two finger thing light brown head. Retention isn't overwhelming but I have a nice little layer sticking around. Nice lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malt and cocoa. Nothing overwhelming.

Taste: Thick chocolatey flavor. with roasted malts, rye, bittersweet dry cocoa, and hints of coffee.

Mouthfeel: Full body with a nice medium roasted malt flavor profile highlighted by the rich velvety chocolate. A bit heavy as a porter, more on the stout side. ABV is not a problem here. Carbonation is very soft.

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DuClaw Exile 1 (Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter) from DuClaw Brewing Company
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