Guilty Filthy Soul Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter | DuClaw Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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216 Ratings
Guilty Filthy Soul Imperial Chocolate Rye PorterGuilty Filthy Soul Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Guilty Filthy Soul Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter, a sliver medalist at both The World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival, is medium-full bodied with rich aromas and flavors of roasted malt and cocoa accented by underlying notes of peppery rye, and a strong 7.7% abv. The addition of chocolate to the beer imbues it with inimitable flavor, a velvety mouthfeel, and a crisp, bittersweet finish. Lay down your burdens and pick up our award winning Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter - you won’t regret it.

Added by jhartley on 08-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,632
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
216
pDev:
7.81%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Photo of Zlyice
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, spicy rye, fudge, brownie batter, toasted dark/brown bread, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready/rye malt, chocolate, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, spicy rye, fudge, brownie batter, toasted dark/brown bread, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/piney hop, roast/char bitterness; and peppery rye spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, spicy rye, fudge, brownie batter, toasted dark/brown bread, nuttiness, smoke, charcoal, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, herbal, pepper, pine, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/rye malt, chocolate, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and minimal acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/silky, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is an awesome imperial chocolate American porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/rye malt, chocolate, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV; even with the increasingly bitter/drying finish. Very rich and well rounded malt complexity, with great chocolate presence, and balancing earthy hops. Kind of a dessert beer in a way, but the drying char bitter/spicy rye finish keeps it feeling like an American porter on style. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pda22
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avisong
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of chocolate, some licorice. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, some rye, a touch of alcohol as it warms. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of Rdubbia
4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great stout, slight chocolate essence. Tasty.

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Photo of jschwamb
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schmaltz33
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on draft in pint glass. not a lot of aroma but very black color w darker than expected tan head that dissipated quickly. Lots of cocoa and milk choc in back of mouth. i like it but that could be a deal breaker for the uninformed

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Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very dark black in color with a tan head.

S: Huge chocolate with malt, and molasses following.

T: Chocolate, with caramel, and a touch of licorice, with a nice dash of spice rounding out earthy bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium to medium heavy in body, fairly high carbonation,

O: Overall a pretty tasty brew. Would recommend to friends.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: black, thin tan head, good lacing
S: not as much nose as I hoped, some coffee and chocolate
T: toasty, chocolate, coffee ...delicious
F: full body,
O: I really like this beer

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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GFD400
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
10/17/14
Aroma: dark fruits, chocolate, slight licorice.
Appearance: very dark, thickish for a porter. Small tan head. Lasting, legs, lacing.
Taste: you get the rye right away which i love. Light coffee,toasted malt, dark chocolate later. Some ash.

Very nice. I think my favorite from DuClaw."
**

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Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a standard pint deep dark cola color with a thick beige head atop.Chocolate stood out most in the nose with underlying roast and just enough spicy rye to make it interesting.Chocolate dominates the palate with some coffee roast and mild earth,the rye is not as big as in the aromas giving off a faint spicy finish.All in all not a bad porter but I would have liked a little more rye in the flavor profile.

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Guilty Filthy Soul Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 216 ratings