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Chocolate Hazelnut Porter

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
[Bottle] Pours a jet black color with a frothy brown head on top. Foam calms to a nice ring around the glass. Heavy roasted malt aromas are mainly centered around chocolate. Lighter ash and vanilla notes as well in the nose. Flavors include semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, hints of hazelnut, dry burnt grains, blonde roast coffee and brown sugar. More dry than creamy. Fairly low carbonation level. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pretty solid porter...mahogany bordering ebony with a medium sized cashew foam. Cocoa, caramel, toasted nuts, roasted malt, and a touch of vanilla. Flavorful, particularly given the lower ABV. Heretic has a proven track record and this one works as well. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (441) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2015
Smell is chocolate and nuts, like a candy bar. Tastes like a roasty porter with hints of chocolate and hazelnut in the aftertaste. Medium body, lively carbonation, and mild foam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigericsports (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bomber from Berkeley Bowl. Pours out near black. Mocha head which dissipates quickly, nice lacing. Lots of toasted hazelnut in the aroma. Some notes of molasses, chocolate with a slight smoky dryness. The hazelnut was a bit too toasted for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1489) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2015
A fine if not overly complex porter. Sweet. Strong chocolate notes. Undercurrents of hazelnut. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ngejo (470) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Black, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, & long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Keg at Tyler’s Carrboro. Clear dark red, large creamy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of strong hazelnuts, chocolate, roasted malt, mild dark fruit. The taste is Nutella, dark fruits, caramel. Thin bodied, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2052) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Keg the grove inn Huddersfield. Black thin head. Aroma is good hazelnuts milk chocolate taste same light roasted notes ok bitters. Ok body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1867) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Draft at Khyber Pass. Thick opaque brown pour that started with a good amount of tan foam. Nice nutty dark roasted malt flavors. Semi-sweet chocolate. Nutella. Hints of black leather and charcoal grill. Silky body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bomber from Hayduke that we had via facebook chat. A deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. The aroma is sweetish. Milk chocolate, hazelnut that you would add to your coffee, and coffee. I taste all of the above along with vanilla, fruit, and wood. Lactic. Just a little bitterness late. I like the complexity here. And the smooth rich feel. This one was in my wheelhouse and I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1914) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
On draught, this pours opaque black into the glass with a large choco-tan head that leaves huge soap lacing. The nose is of hazelnuts and chocolates. Lightly roasted grains, a huge wallop of hazelnut and chocolates finish with a hazelnut roasted essence. The mouth isn't overtly sweet, yet full of flavor and silky velvet to the palate. Gorgeous use of the hazelnut in this superb Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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