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

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H.E.R.O. 2011H.E.R.O. 2011

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oline73 on 09-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kloby's as I mourned the dying embers of another wasted Phillies season.

Pours an oily opaque near black with a large, airy mocha head. Surprising lacing and retention. Rich, roasty and sweet aroma. Nutty and chocolatey, not overly artificial. Flavor is a little faker and less complex than the nose; tastes like a thin chocolately porter with a crisp dry finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Better than expected.

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Photo of BeerThursdays
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Snifter.

A - Surprisingly good amount of head on this dark brown brew for a peanut butter beer. Most of the peanut butter bears I've had have no head due to the oils, but this one looks great. I would say a full fingers worth of a tan head.

S - Just like the name says, it's chocolate and peanut butter. Lots of sweetness, and like a dark chocolate Reese's cup. Seeing as that's one of my favorite candy, this is one I can't wait to try.

T - The flavors are a bit more subdued than I though going off of the smell. Still lots going on, just not as powerful. That may be a good thing though, because if this tasted as sweet as it smelled, I may not have been able to drink it. Lots more chocolate than peanut butter, but you can taste the roasted nuts in the finish. Very well done, not over the top.

M - Because this is done with peanut's, you have to expect it to be a little oily, and it is. Leave a slight film in your mouth, and I can't imagine drinking anything after this that didn't have the same flavor. There isn't nearly as much carbonation coming through in the mouth as one would think form the nice size head.

O - Extremely impressed with this offering from DuClaw. Great sipper beer, and I can't wait to have one with a PB&J tomorrow for lunch. I'll also be going to buy up about 4 more bottles to share and enjoy.

Edit: Opened another one here in the last week. Not nearly as good.

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Photo of junjun1
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the brewpub.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with some light coming through at the edges. There is a layer of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Roasty dark chocolate with mild peanut and some sweetness.

Taste: Very roasty with a good amount of sweetness to balance it out. There is a mild peanut butter flavor throughout, but it doesn't dominate everything else. The finish is roasty. Tastefully done.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a great use of the peanut butter. It wasn't overpowering. The abv to this one is fairly low, and it is still really full of flavor. Really good.

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H.E.R.O. 2011 from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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