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RATINGS: 352   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajtrupp (223) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 After reading the description it?s not as sweet or chocolatey as I expected... which is fine. It?s nicely rounded, but after the last couple of beers Iíve had I miss hops. Hops over malty.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5328) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
12 oz bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have cocoa powder, honey sweetness, light roast, light earthy notes, the sweet, powdery chocolate is ok, probably just a touch better than its average in my book.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (936) - , Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
bottle to glass; looks like I was a positive outlier on this one. Enjoyed. aroma of chocolate, roasted malt. nice dark pour. I thought the mouthfeel was above average for a regular porter - thought this had some thickness to it. Taste was similar to aroma - very solid brew; would have again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ashworth8908 (10) - - APR 24, 2014
Aroma has chocolate and cinnamon. This porter has a smooth finish and the palate is complex.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADesenberg (561) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle: pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas are chocolate and sugar. Taste is a bit disappointing, watery mouthfeel, and only a light roasty chocolate flavor. Easy drinking and if I didnít have my hopes up I wouldnít feel as let down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (241) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
In growler nice chocolate flavor smooth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1973) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark brown color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is thin and watered down, with light notes of chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Ruby brown-burgundy body. Creamy beige head. Honey, brown chocolate in the aroma. A pretty decent Winter Warner, really throwing some Porter into the equation. On the fuller side of medium bodied. Not the thick, opaque black beer of years past. The honey really throws it over the top in terms of sweetness. Could use some hop character to even it out. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1pintatatime (66) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium head that dissipates relatively quickly. Mild cocoa aroma. Taste is sweet with toasted malt and cocoa. Mouth feel is on the thin side. If you really pay attention you can taste the honey smoothness in the finish. Itís fine. Nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2577) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting, light beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear ruby brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is light cocoa, hints of cinnamon, cereal....taste is light malts, with cereal, light cocoa, hints of honey sweetness, ending with hints of bitterness...mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low with light acid.This is a remarkably light Porter given that there were additions to the recipe. The malt back bone is too subdued, and hops are minimally present. BJCP 6/3/9/4/5

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1385) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Best by April 21, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a beautifully hued garnet with excellent clarity. The beautiful garnet is only seen through a light though, it appears a dark brown when sat down. Unfortunately thereís no head to speak of, only a very thin ring with a light coating.
Aroma: The aroma is almost non-existent. I smell some cocoa and some roasted malts, but they are hard to pick up. Upon swirling they are a bit more noticed, but definitely very hidden.
Taste: The flavor is stronger than the aroma, thankfully. Thereís an underlying honey sweetness with a matching cocoa powder overlay. The cocoa reminds me a bit of Yoo-Hoo. The flavor is mild, but enjoyable, though a bit cloying after two sips.
Palate: Crisp body with mild carbonation, near full-bodied.
Overall: This is close to being a good beer, it really is. The problems I have are the flavor is a bit cloying and the aroma is completely lacking. Thankfully the flavor is mild though so itís not overly cloying. I would give this a try again if I heard good things from next years batch.


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