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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   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.


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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2001
Aroma: Mmmm...chocolatey, but not very strong aroma. Its a very black beer...looks more like coke than beer. Almost no head, but it does maintain a fine layer of lace. As for the taste...well, if I warmed it up, it would taste like a cup of cocoa...(go figure). Anyhow...its got a chocolate flavor with almost no carbonation and a lasting cocoa / bitter aftertaste. Its not horrible, but I definitely wouldn’t buy it again.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_rookie (329) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 11, 2016
12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a ruby color, maybe it’s mahogany, dark brown perhaps. But you can see light through it. About one finger khaki head. Little retention, some lacing.

Aroma is cocoa. Dark, rich cocoa. It’s almost chocolate cake sweet and rich smelling. Smells very nice. I also smell some honey. Not much else.

Taste is chocolate. I taste some coffee, but it’s deep in there. It’s sweet. It has to be to overcome that cocoa flavor..

Mouthfeel is medium light. Not a lot of body. Very smooth and creamy. Slightly bitter deep in the finish from the cocoa. Reasonably drinkable, no alcohol taste to be found.

Overall, it’s okay. There are far better porters out there. This one could be the best cocoa porter though, I dunno. If it had more body, it would be much better. Still not bad. Would I drink it again, yes, I would. I might recommend it as a dessert porter, because it is so sweet and chocolatey. Can you imagine pouring this over chocolate cake? Mmmmm....

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Toomio (475) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Laimeanlainen. Kookosta vähän maistan mutta ei tämä erikoinen ole. Mitäänsanomaton.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (3740) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2016
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Aroma of toasted malt. Opaque black color, 1" tan head, bands of lace. Taste is sweet malt that adds mild fizz on the swallow, turning from there to what seem like cocoa hops in the finish. All the parts don’t make a harminic whole, with much seeming to be awkwardly place. The good parts are there - they just don’t go together very well.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
DBoz87 (2) - - MAR 1, 2016 does not count
Heavy dark chocolate flavor. Not overpowering, but not much besides. Would drink again, but not if a better porter is available.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Twostal (37) - - JAN 24, 2016
Dark pour with a white head. Cocoa arouma. Sweet flavor. Overall great beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroadestTom (355) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Aroma caramel, chocolate, coffee, Appearance brown, minimal head, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy sweetness, Palate medium body, soft carbonation, Overall just a little bit to sweet for me. I would suggest this beer to a female friend.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (5934) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle @lakeuden panimojuhlat, Seinäjoki. Thx Timo and Euphemos! Pours deep brown with a thick white head. Nice cocoa Arona, some chocolate cream in aroma. Flavor has sweetness, cocoa and sweet milk chocolate. Bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5096) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
@Lakeuden Panimojuhlat 16 jan 2016.

bottle, thx euphemos! Dark brown blackish. Chocolate nutty nose, pretty sweet, kinda nice. Chocolate cakey. Med bodied, a bit light, not thin, but going there. Bitters feel a bit hard on that, finishes weak. Ok nose, dissapointing body.

-- bb

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1474) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2015
12oz Flasche. Dunkelbraune Farbe, kaum Schaum. Aroma von Schokolade und Toffe. Geschmack auch Schokolade und Kaffe. Etwas unrund.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (706) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma: cocoa, licorice, caramel Appearance: clear brown, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, long finish, Nice brew


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