H.E.R.O. 2011 | DuClaw Brewing Company

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H.E.R.O. 2011H.E.R.O. 2011
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oline73 on 09-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
16.26%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of hdofu
4.61/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been awhile since I reviewed a beer here. So I thought I'd review this one since it was a pleasant surprise. To start off this beer looks incredible has a dark brown appearance with a thick tan head. Smell is noticeably of vanilla, a hint of cocoa and spices but not overpowering. Taste start out with a rush of chocolate almost like thick chocolate milk or even ice cream and finishes with a smooth peanut butter nuttiness. I have to say compared to some flavored beer Duclaws is good at making a beer taste like its style while enhancing it in pleasant ways, thank goodness I live near one of their brewpubs.

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Photo of younger35
4.52/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Generously received this beer from thebeast777 for no particular reason at all. He was supposed to just send me a poster and he sent a shitload of beer! This will be my first DuClaw beer and I’m super stoked to try it! Drank from my Darkness snifter while watching South Carolina vs. Florida.

Appearance- Pours a nice black with a beautifully fluffy light tan head. A great cap and collar stick around the entire beer along with a bit of spotty random lacing.
Smell- Wow, the peanut butter is immediately noticeable and very strong in the nose. It’s rich and smells just like a fresh can of Planters nuts. I really hope that translates to the taste. A touch of raw earthy chocolate and a fair amount of roast do peak in – especially as the beer warms. The peanut butter is definitely dominate though, I really don’t get much else.
Taste- A light touch of peanut butter upfront before a wave of dark bittersweet chocolate moves in. There is a touch of some bitterness in the middle of everything but it’s light and earthy and not really hoppy. A light bit of vanilla creeps in with just a hint of coffee. Nothing crazy but there is a tiny bit of that acrid sort of roast that peaks in. The finish is where it really gets awesome. Loads of peanut butter just seems to linger and linger.
Mouthfeel- Nice creamy feel that’s smooth as silk with a light tickle of carbonation. My favorite part of the beer is that even with peanut butter and chocolate the beer is bone dry. Nice job.
Drinkability- Super nice beer here. Usually these sorts of ‘gimmick’ beers are overly sweet and weird and it’s hard to drink more than a glass. This isn’t one of those beers. The beer is delicious and drinkable with some intense peanut butter and chocolate flavors. It does it without being cloying or obscene in anyway. Southern Tier needs to take note.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a bomber into two pint glasses with boyfriend(Shoky01)

A-Pours medium thickness, very visible carbonation, but no head, what little lace there is fades fast. Very dark but clear.

S-roasted nuts, heavy malts and very boozy. Interesting dark chocolatey sweet, almost like licorice.

T- Very sweet chocolate and fruitiness up front. Caramel maltyness. Much less toasty nuttiness as nose, tastes more like smokey wood (tannin?). Really boozy for a porter, drinks like an imperial stout.

MF- thin and sticky.

Overall..I enjoyed this one, have another I plan to check on in a year.

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Photo of larryi86
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a tan one finger head.

S- Roasted chocolate malts, peanut butter, really nice, surprised how much peanut is there.

T- Follows the nose, nice roasted peanut flavor in the finish, and a nice porter base.

M- Smooth, medium body, kind of creamy.

O- First peanut beer and first beer from DuClaw, and I really enjoyed it. Worth the money, definitely will be picking up a few more bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of GbVDave
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to Sara & Anthony for the hook up!

A: Pours a deep black that just slides out of the bottle. A relatively pillowy layer of foam spreads out on top, hangs around for a while, and leaves a fair amount of lace behind.

S: Hmmmm. Straight out of the fridge, we didn't pick up any peanuttiness at all. Pleanty of heavily roasted malt, like your typical American Porter, but none of the advertised peanuts.

T: Kind of the same thing that we noticed in the nose. Really standard. We put this aside for a bit and came back after a while. We're glad we did. After it had about 10 minutes of warming time we were amazed at the strong flavor of freshly roasted peanuts and milk chocolate. Like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup fresh from the pack. Lovely!

M: Big and creamy for a Porter. Nice balance between sweet & roast.

O: We really liked this beer! I sometimes approach these beers with a bit of skepticism but this delivered the goods. Temperature is the key with this one. Let it warm up!

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Photo of junjun1
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap at the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick. It can in an oversized brandy snifter...

A: A pitch black color with a mocha colored head...

S: A light roast, with a hint of nuttiness, as well as a bit of sweetness...

T: The taste is actually spot on. Not too much peanut, but enough, and a light fudgey chocolate taste, no alcohol to be seen...

M: Light carb, but it worked...

D: A really nice beer, a pleasure to have.

Btw...this was listed as 6.5%abv at the RH Pub

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H.E.R.O. 2011 from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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