JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown with hints of orange at the rim when held to the light. Taller, thin bodied head that diminishes slowly to a a ring around the edge of the glass. Heavy chocolate and raw damp malt aromas. Some earthy hops as well in the scent. The scent just seems unclean to me. Thin and fizzy feel. Lactic stuff this is. A milk stout going beyond the expiration date. Some sweet chocolate in the middle and dry roasty finish. This seems too sour for what they intended and the label indicates October ’07. Perhaps it all the zip that adds the acidic overflow. Anyway I slice it, its not very pleasurable.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ GDBTF. Pours a pretty deep brown with tan head. Nose exactly like sticking your head in a cup of hot chocolate, palate to match. Some coffee tones, maybe slight raisin. A bit one-dimensional, but not too bad.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium off white head. Aroma is funky and odd. Smells old and spoiled. Flavor is awful. Extremely sour and bitter. I couldn’t drink it. Drain pour. Somebody has got a lot balls calling this a beer.
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 (811) - 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 (3844) - 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.