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RATINGS: 365   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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (8311) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Pours turbid deep brown with fizzy, 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of scwarzbier, with the dark roast malt and slight dark chocolate and slight molasses and nuts. Tastes tart, with some fruity dry red winet notes, plus roasty malt. There is a definite lactobacillus presence here, which gives this one a sour flavor; a flavor which I am not sure was intended. Letís rate this and just say Iíll rerate with a fresh sample later. For now, it tastes like a mixture of chocolate syrup and vinegar poured over and collected from my wifeís unwashed feet.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eaglefan538 (2917) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Dark brown color with a tannish type head, decent retention, good lacing. Aroma was cocoa and coffee. Flavor was nasy sour cocoa/chocolate mixed with coffee, lactic notes, sour citrus, and diacetyl. This sucker was pretty bad, acidic, astringent, sour, nasty weak mouthfeel. Another TK bust beer.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2007
(Bottle (best by 4/07) from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julioís Liquors) Pretty hideous...Pours hazyish dark cola-like brown with about three fingers of light brown head. Aroma is weird - smells more like food than beer. It smells like a sour sauce of some sort, soy sauce and cheap chocolate. Sour honey smell, if thatís possible. Hmmmm. Mouthfeel watery and fizzy. This is crap. It tastes like leftover Chinese food, vinegar, honey and weakly carbonated YooHoo mixed together in somebodyís garage. Itís awful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Im coo-coo for coco porter! Most people arent a fan of this, but from what i had, i was! Chocaltey route for sure, but not too overpowering, tasty routes!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Clear brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa and roasted malts. Flavor of chocolate with a little bitterness at the finish. Not much carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Nearly opaque brown with a huge head. Spare lacing. Aroma is an unpleasant mix of toasted malts and hot chocolate. Taste brings out a little more roasty malts, which helps. Medium++ body. Some bitterness in there.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Dark brown bottle with little head. Aroma is sweet cocoa, and the flavor follows. The cocoa is not well brewed into the beer, though, it tastes as if chocolate syrup was added later. Not undrinkable, but I wouldnít buy it again.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nephilium (1459) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Well... this beer shows the horrors of beer exchanges. It pours like flat cola, no head, no lacing. It smells like chocolate syrup, and tastes like chocolate syrup added to water with a bit of bitterness in the end. This beer brings nothing to the table.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2007
dark muddy brown with an almond head. The aroma is not that inviting, really sweet smelling chocolate that has a burning bit like a citrus cleaner. This is going to be hard to drink. Sickeningly sweet, and not an enjoyable sweetness. Very thin body. Reminds me of ghetto kool-aid. The lingering taste of sweet tarts is not something I want out of a beer. 3 3 3 1 5

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 Original score 4. On re-rate it really does start out nice. It just get a bit strainy at the end. Smells like cocoa not coffee, so thatís a good a start. Taste is nice, wtih great chocolate characters. Really a good winter beer. Maybe since itís not too sweet people are scoring it low per style but I donít care, I like it.


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