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RATINGS: 354   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (115) - - NOV 30, 2012
Comes out dark brown with a very thin head that vanishes quickly. Smells like chocolate milk. Sweet dark cocoa taste. Palate feels thin and flat. Kind of watery. Being called "Winter Warmer", I expected this to be creamy and heavy so Iím a bit disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours an opaque brown-black with practically no head and minimal lacing and retention. Restrained aroma, but milk chocolate most prominent with roasted malts following behind. If the aroma is subtle, the taste is not. This beer is very flavorful with a roasted malts mingling with chocolate flavors. Problem is that this is all wrong. Itís as if someone took a perfectly fine porter and put cocoa in it it. It simply tastes artificial. Mouthfeel is okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (864) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Roasted malt, oak, wheat, chocolate, and something sour in the aroma. Taste is pretty much the same. Nothing special. Medium body, light carbonation. It was good at first, but the palate really doesnít have much to enjoy. It left me with nothing to hang on to. Rather disappointing in this aspect.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Fairly weak chocolate notes, lack of typical roasted/smoked character leave me wanting a lot more out of this winter porter. Does drink easily, though. Aroma is stronger than the flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Pours a deep opaque brown with a thin tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is malty and there is some roasty, bready, and cocoa characters. Flavor is very much like a porter with the deep roasty malt bill that has a little bit of a bitterness from the malt and very small hops. The cocoa comes through in the flavor as well it adds a little spice.Overall I think this is a very drinkable winter warmer, would go well around a campfire with some smores.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy beige head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong cocoa and chocolate roast. Thin mouthfeel with a light roast and vanilla with watery finish. Aroma was promising but not much going on with this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3807) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Strong roasted notes to the nose with an undertone of nuttiness. The cocoa doesnít come through until the taste, but it hits you first, then has a coffee finish. Remarkably light and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6876) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a softly hazed brown with a medium sized tan head. A touch of coffee, cocoa, and some warm roast on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and roasty, cocoa and chocolate. Cocoa, warm roast and chocolate on the finish. Tasty enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (751) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
From notes: Poured dark cocoa brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Full-bodied with a medium-thickness. Flavor of cocoa with a light, sweet note beneath (likely the honey). Nutty notes as well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1482) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2012
Appearance: Very dark brown. Some dark tan head. Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate. Roasted. Taste: Malt, but less than expected. Fermented something, odd. Chocolate in aftertaste. Info: 133ml draft, 21/4-2012


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