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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer has been specially brewed in celebration of the old world tradition of porters and European Winter warmers. The addition of pure cocoa powder and honey to each barrel of this unique offering, enhances a winter season filled with warm friendships and good times.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle: pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas are chocolate and sugar. Taste is a bit disappointing, watery mouthfeel, and only a light roasty chocolate flavor. Easy drinking and if I didn’t have my hopes up I wouldn’t feel as let down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
In growler nice chocolate flavor smooth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark brown color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is thin and watered down, with light notes of chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4126) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Ruby brown-burgundy body. Creamy beige head. Honey, brown chocolate in the aroma. A pretty decent Winter Warner, really throwing some Porter into the equation. On the fuller side of medium bodied. Not the thick, opaque black beer of years past. The honey really throws it over the top in terms of sweetness. Could use some hop character to even it out. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1pintatatime (46) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium head that dissipates relatively quickly. Mild cocoa aroma. Taste is sweet with toasted malt and cocoa. Mouth feel is on the thin side. If you really pay attention you can taste the honey smoothness in the finish. It’s fine. Nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting, light beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear ruby brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is light cocoa, hints of cinnamon, cereal....taste is light malts, with cereal, light cocoa, hints of honey sweetness, ending with hints of bitterness...mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low with light acid.This is a remarkably light Porter given that there were additions to the recipe. The malt back bone is too subdued, and hops are minimally present. BJCP 6/3/9/4/5

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Best by April 21, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a beautifully hued garnet with excellent clarity. The beautiful garnet is only seen through a light though, it appears a dark brown when sat down. Unfortunately there’s no head to speak of, only a very thin ring with a light coating.
Aroma: The aroma is almost non-existent. I smell some cocoa and some roasted malts, but they are hard to pick up. Upon swirling they are a bit more noticed, but definitely very hidden.
Taste: The flavor is stronger than the aroma, thankfully. There’s an underlying honey sweetness with a matching cocoa powder overlay. The cocoa reminds me a bit of Yoo-Hoo. The flavor is mild, but enjoyable, though a bit cloying after two sips.
Palate: Crisp body with mild carbonation, near full-bodied.
Overall: This is close to being a good beer, it really is. The problems I have are the flavor is a bit cloying and the aroma is completely lacking. Thankfully the flavor is mild though so it’s not overly cloying. I would give this a try again if I heard good things from next years batch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (373) - - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Roasted barley aroma with notes of cocoa. Pours dark brown with a short, light brown head and good lacing. Taste is very interesting. Cocoa and roasted barley to start. Finishes smooth with the sweetness from the honey really coming through nicely that lingers on the palate. Overall flavor is a little thin but still a good winter sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a huge bubbly off-white head that lingers. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, wood, grass. Taste is week, of dark chocolate, toasted malt, brown sugar. Lingering chocolate malt that ends watery. Nice nose, but the taste doesn’t match.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (746) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
(Bottle). Mild aroma includes some light cocoa and well roasted malts. Minimal head and very light body. The flavor has lots of roasted malt with some bitter-sweet cocoa flavor inserted. Please note, the artwork has changed on the label and the name "winter warmer" is now replaced with seasonal ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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