3xB: DuClaw Black Jack Stout
This Week’s Big Bottle: DuClaw Black Jack Stout
Every time I hear DuClaw I always think of Clamps from Futurama. I find the name hilarious. Especially when I say it like Clamps, “I’m gonna order DUCLAW!”
So, after spending 5 minutes doing my best Clamps impression (I’m gonna give ’em DuClaw! I’ve got a surprise for ’em DUCLAW!!!), I ordered the DuClaw BlackJack Stout. As I’ve said, probably too many times at this point, I really enjoy stouts. That rich malty goodness is really a favorite of mine. I had high hopes for this beer. It was solid, but nothing spectacular.
The Black Jack stout pours pitch black, reminiscent of motor oil. The aroma is a rich coffee scent. It’s malty sweet with a strong coffee flavor and a bitter finish. It’s slightly dry at the end, with a little more coffee.
I think the only think that disappointed me about this one was its overwhelming coffee flavor. I was hoping for a little chocolate to mellow it out a bit. Not bad though.