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DuClaw Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter (Peppermint)

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DuClaw Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter (Peppermint)
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2012
"XXX-1 Pin-sanity" at Arundel Mills location on 03/30/12. Came to the table a deep mahogany color with no head at all. There was some cocoa, Baker’s chocolate, roasted coffee, and candy canes present in the aroma. Went down fairly thin-bodied, yet kinda smooth. This version also had a relatively low level of carbonation. Plenty more milk chocolate in this version than others taste-wise. A semi-dry finish with some bitter black coffee, Godiva dark chocolate, and some hints of rye here and there. Candy canes were present from beginning to end. I’m not much of a fan of mint, but the peppermint here really worked well with this beer’s chocolate qualities. As a whole, the flavors just seem richer in this version than in the others.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1094) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Poured a dark brown color with almost no head. Aroma has lots of peppermint with a touch of rye and chocolate. Taste also has a huge amount of peppermint. A little bit too much, it dominates the other flavors. Overall I like the Jalapeno version the most.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with no head. Not much carbonation to this beer. Strong peppermint aroma. Some chocolate tastes as well. Beer tastes similar to a peppermint patty. Might have overdone the peppermint however. Oh wells.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Deep brown/black pour with a very small tan head. Huge chocolate/dutch cocoa aroma. Rich body of malt, cocoa and rye dryness. Great mouthfeel. Rich but leads to a dryness. Peppermint only comes out at the end after it warms a bit. Nice little experiment boys!


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