kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Name: St. Nicks Cocoa Porter
Date: November 24, 2006
Source: Taco Mac
Appearance: black, fine tan head, nice lace
Aroma: light chocolate and roasted aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, well balanced with a touch of bitterness to go along with only a hint of sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Name: Cocoa Porter
Date: December 02, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head
Aroma: big rich chocolate aroma, touch of malty sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, light spicyness
Overall: great job of bringing through the chocolate character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
garrison (807) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
From a 12 ouncel bottle - This pours a dark brown, sour smelling brew with a tan head of foam. Tastewise, it sucks...
all sour ale with a hint of Cocoa in the finish.
Headbanger (3720) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle- A dark body witha nice tan head. Aroma of cocoa andmalt. Taste of sourness with a little cocoa and sweetnees. Maybe bad but it should not have after a few months.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours just like a cola soda - dirty brown and extremely fizzy. Bad start right off the bat. Head barely had a chance to make a showing before it faded off into permanent oblivion. Some decent aromas of cocoa powder, roasted malts and sweet caramel can be barely detected. However, a very distracting and unpleasant sour or musty smell lingered in the background. Mouthfeel was just awful in everyway. Thin, watery with a stinging soda-like fizziness. Flavor very much like the nose but tougher to handle since you have to actually swallow this stuff. Some malty, caramel cocoa sweetness appears initially but is quicky followed by a fairly repulsive tart sourness. Perhaps I purchased a bad bottle and of course glad it wasn’t six; but serving this to your friends would be a good way to lose them!
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2007
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark brown with white flecks. Sweet aroma of cocoa. Supersweet taste that is sour, dirty and dry.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle Dark brown pour with little head. Wierd flavor. Pretty light and thin too, doens’t feel very portery. Pretty bad beer.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 Dark brown color with minimal lacing and no head. Smells like a porter left exposed to air for a week or so. Truly awful saccharine sweet taste mingled with fish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2007
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Nasty, sour, funky, bitter,infected, and medicinal. Utterly undrinkable. Just a sloppy brew. I can honestly say that this was one of the worst beers I’ve ever encountered. YUCK!! Drain Pour.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cloudy medium to light brown color with a tan head, built about two fingers thick on the pour and then quickly settling out. Nose of milk and cream and toasted grains, light burnt toast scent with a creamy milk chocolate character as well. Smells pretty good, but tastes absolutely horrible. What is going on? Tastes medicinal, lactic and sour – in a really bad way. Infected maybe? I’m not sure, I just know it tastes terrible. I poured it out.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle: Deep brown/red color, crystal clear, with smallish creamy light tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma has sour cherries, bit of chocolate and vanilla, slight metallic notes. Flavor has a bit of chocolate, cherries, and molasses up front, but quickly gives way to a striking chemically, lactic tartness that makes you pucker up throughout the finish. My first thought was that this was infected, but it seems like others have noted this as well. Not sure if this was just a bad batch, or if they were trying for this, but eitherway it doesn’t come off well.