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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.


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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. It’s as if someone took a perfectly fine porter and put cocoa in it it. It simply tastes artificial. Mouthfeel is okay.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1449) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (958) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
bottled - chocolatey, roasty aroma. Dark appearance. Dry taste - more of a stout than a porter. Not bad overall.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (795) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arn8897 (105) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBear11D (357) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
voyageurmike (122) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathan30533 (836) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Cocoa and sweetness. Maybe caramel make this beer up. Not too much of anything. Average brew. Noting spectacular.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3172) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2015
12oz bottle from Kenny Rd Market. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate, honey, toasty. Oily palate. Falls a little flant - not much going on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2298) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and some slight roast. Flavor follows. Slight coffee, more chocolate, and some roast. Nice, smooth beer.


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