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Soul Jacker - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 03-05-2012)
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-26-2014 04:39:11 | More by DrBier
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-07-2014 02:34:56 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-27-2014 03:40:44 | More by wrightst
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ccrida

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber picked up in Harrisburg PA in Dec 2013, cellared since. Color is pitch dark brown with a small tan head leaving foamy lace with brown edges.

Smell is sweet stone fruits, malt sugars, bread pudding.

Taste is estery, grapes, almost BSDA, with a little roast and general maltiness. Mild phenols. Fine. Some sweet alcohol character, but clean and rounded.

Mouthfeel is sticky, pushing full.

Drinkability is fine. This lacks wow, and is a little syrupy, but more so in perception than body. The grape esters remind me of a Belgian, which I like, but it lacks the digestability. And I'm not sure there is any extra complexity from the blend to off-set that negative, the kitchen sink feel is neutralizing flavor profile wise.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 03:24:58 | More by ccrida
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-23-2014 21:30:37 | More by Latarnik
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-27-2014 01:41:32 | More by jagada
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-30-2014 18:40:21 | More by VeganUndead
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.69/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Dark reddish brown that pushes toward black as it sits. Small light tan head drops to a tiny hint of a cap and collar. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Mildly roasty with a ton of super caramelized malts. Caramel, toffee, and even some butterscotch and brown sugar. Crazy bready with a mild earthy hop presence. Slight push of apple and some almost jammy dark fruit. Not a ton of depth.

Taste: Caramel malts. Cooked and caramelized malts. Pushes hard to toffee with some dark sugars rounding it out. Very mild dark fruit, mainly plum and some generic berry. Solidly bready with some toasted elements. Slightly roasted. Sweet, but not cloying or syrupy. Some earthy elements coupled with an almost dirty finish.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body. Minimal carbonation. Cleanish.

Overall: Shang Tsung got nothing on me.

It's ok. A hybrid that doesn't do either style justice.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 00:27:09 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 1/14/14

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Deep, dark brown, pours with a medium, light tan head, fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Cooked malts, with some roasty, and burnt aromas - kind of a strange blend - some big burnt, roasty, and cooked notes - some caramel, caramelized malts, very cooked - the barleywine aspect really shines in the aroma here - nicely sweet without being too sweet - roasty nuts and roasty coffee - plenty of booze as well

Taste: Cooked, caramelized malts, with some burnt notes - apparently this is a blend of a barleywine and a RIS, but it mostly tastes like a barleywine with some burnt tones - roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and molasses - a lot of dark fruits as well - definitely sweet, but not necessarily in a bad way - lots of alcohol - lots of earth and a general dirtiness increases as this warms up

Mouthfeel: About as heavy as medium gets, I wouldn't necessarily call this full - low carbonation, smooth, oily, finishes with a lot of booze

Overall: My soul does not feel jacked

This is definitely interesting, but this is a good example of why "more" does not necessarily mean "better." Mostly this tastes like a barleywine, with a lot of cooked, caramelized malts, and molasses. But there are some RIS notes here, with some burnt and roasty notes. It could use some more focus.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 23:54:39 | More by angrybabboon
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lisalsd1

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-31-2013 21:15:26 | More by lisalsd1
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jungj3

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-30-2013 23:19:25 | More by jungj3
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RollBounce

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-24-2013 20:16:44 | More by RollBounce
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-22-2013 18:06:19 | More by Boone757
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-12-2013 01:29:00 | More by KevinmusPrime
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everlong353

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

11-09-2013 22:04:29 | More by everlong353
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-27-2013 17:34:38 | More by jbaker67
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cosmicevan

New York

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

big thanks to WorldWideStout for this amazing extra! enjoyed from a michael jackson beer hunter snifter.

a - beer pours a stunning ruby brown...almost purple-ish with a 1/2 finger of creamy off tan head that hung out and left nice lacing.

s - as soon as the bottle opened, the air filled with a fruity nuttiness. closer inspection shows dark fruit over some roasted chocolate. Barleywine crossed with a RIS? sounds about right.

t - well, that's different. pretty much tastes like you took a barleywine and added some IRS to it. the barleywine dominates giving a big nutty dark fruit. sweetness and booziness...some oxidation on the backend.

m - tingly. chewy.

o - overall an interesting brew. not a bad american strong ale and although that category tends to be a catchall, i find that there is a quality within the style that really defines it...that nuttiness and dark fruit that this one possesses. it's good, but the IRS in the background is a bit odd. i think i need to seek out devil's milk.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 01:53:04 | More by cosmicevan
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-11-2013 02:21:33 | More by oline73
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-07-2013 23:11:33 | More by ejimhof
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bmmortale

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-19-2013 22:41:48 | More by bmmortale
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-15-2013 16:38:01 | More by AngusOg
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-13-2013 19:58:24 | More by djre4orm
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-19-2013 18:50:24 | More by ROGUE16
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-30-2013 06:29:31 | More by nickfl
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

picked this up at Wegmans, enjoyed chilled in a snifter.

The color is deep brown with opaque clarity and thin beige cap with tight bead. The lace clings in spots with good retention. The smell is very malty with lots of toffee-like aroma and slight hint of alcohol and hops, mild roasted ester with gentle pine and toasted smell rounds out the aroma. The feel is good with slight warmth of alcohol and toasted grain element with mild sweetness and mild pine tinges in the bitterness.

The taste is good with mild roastiness and slight caramel malt elements up front with light toffee and raisin like yeast flavors with a subtle accent of pine from the hops and gentle alcohol in the semi-dry finish. Overall a decent strong ale, nicely balanced with just a little heat from the alcohol -might be a good candidate for aging.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 16:39:08 | More by Slatetank
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Soul Jacker from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.