Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great winter brew. Smooth pour, dark brown/black and opaque. Requires a "hard pour" to get a head that does not lace well. Otherwise this is a great beer. Rich with cocoa notes, malty bittersweet chocolate taste, with a hint of spice and oak in the finish. One of my favorite seasonal brews from a great brewery.
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tsd08460 (252) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: cocoa, licorice, caramel
Appearance: clear brown, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, long finish,
N3lson1 (527) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at ShopRite Liquors. Poured from a twelve ounce bottle to a pint glass. Pours a nice deep, dark brown with zero head. Not much aroma to speak of. Tastes of chocolate and just a nip of honey, tastes a bit watered down.
Beerathon (1588) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown pour with thin head. Like the head, the beer is very thin. Coffee and chocolate in the nose and flavor. The flavors and aromas aren’t good though, seem a bit off. Not digging it.
raymow (1049) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled - chocolatey, roasty aroma. Dark appearance. Dry taste - more of a stout than a porter. Not bad overall.
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery. Appearance: slight tan head that does not last, brown color, opaque, good lacing. Aroma: chocolate, molasses, light floral. Palate: average carbonation, full body, dry finish, light sticky texture. Taste: sweet chocolate and molasses into floral drying hops and light dark chocolate bitterness. Overall, not amazing, but somewhat unique.
arn8897 (155) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with red around the edges. Tan head with medium retention. Aromas of chocolate and dough. A little odd. Taste of chocolate and honey sweetness. Nothing wowing me. Ok average overall. A little smokiness in the finish.
TheBear11D (363) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
The Cocoa Porter pours black with a thick frothy light tan head that lasts a very long while. The aroma is chocolate, biscuit and honey. The flavor is chocolate up front with some honey and biscuit mixed in. None of the flavors are very pronounced. Overall this is a pretty average beer. Other than the odd mixture of honey and chocolate nothing really stands out.
voyageurmike (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wegman’s, served in snifter. Dark brown and medium bodied, with very little aroma. Cocoa and honey flavor is cloying at colder temperature but more pleasant when the beer has warmed some. Not an outstanding porter, but a decent beer.
theisti (3495) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft mason jar pour at Beaujos PIzza in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The pour is opaque brown with a small khaki head. The aroma is soft vegetal with sweet artificial cocoa along with some sweet malt. The taste is the sweet malt up front, followed close by the artificial cocoa and then some off flavors. The palate is light to medium bodied with the lingering sweet off taste.
nathan30533 (904) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cocoa and sweetness. Maybe caramel make this beer up. Not too much of anything. Average brew. Noting spectacular.