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West Sixth Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter



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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A nice robust porter aged with cacao nibs.

Drink a Porter. Pay it forward. Support your community! Thanks for helping us pay it forward. For every six pack, West Sixth will give $0.50 to organizations doing great work in your community. For more info, go to westsixth.com/pif.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Cocoa powder aroma; deep ruby brown color with a brown head; rich, chocolaty cocoa flavor with a rich of roast; medium to medium-full body, velvety smooth. Thus beer makes AMAZING beer ice cream floats (vanilla, chocolate, black raspberry chip ice cream).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Draft at Pazzo’s. Dark briwn color, brown head. Nice aroms of milk chocolate, coffee grounds, toast. Taste has cocoa, dark roast coffee. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
UrbanCaveman (74) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
12 oz can, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 55 degrees F. A: Pours a dark brown with black highlights, ere pooling into an inky black mass capped with an impressively thick ecru head. Lacing down the glass was crazy sticky. The iPhone flashlight test revealed only a tiny ruby spot of light. S: The aroma is primarily smoke and earth, like the bottom of a well-used campfire pit at a campground, mingled with bits of light roasted coffee and dark roasted toffee malt. T: Alas, that earth note from the nose? It reigns supreme through the entirety of the tasting process, from opening through the middle to the finish. This porter is pretty much solid dirt hops in a wall-to-wall shag with a five-inch nap. Somewhere, buried about as deeply as James Hoffa is, there’s a spot of blackened grain flavors, and towards the finish, some notes of coffee make it through. I could find no cocoa to speak of, though - probably got mixed up with the mound of wet earth being shoveled into the tun. M: Creamy and smooth, with not much carbonation, though it does have a watery finish as many porters do. O: Meh. Another victim of the rush to add hops and hop-forward flavors to styles not normally known for such techniques to curry favor with the hophead crowd. If the CAT 963 Loader full of earth didn’t dominate the entire flavor profile, I may have been able to pick out more flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2014
From a can pours dark brown with moderate tan head. Taste is malty chocolate yielding medium to full body with a creamy feel. It is just a tad sweet for my taste but certainly is a worthy drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is dominated by chocolate with a medium coffee kicker. Flavor mirrors the aroma with a good malt bitter. Thins out a little at the end some. still a solid beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Black, with a splotchy brown head. Smells coffee and dark chocolate, with notes of burnt toast. Taste is much more cocoa forward, with subtle coffee flavors. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5869) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
12 oz. can at home. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma is all about the chocolate with a splash of brown sugar. The flavor has a nice chocolate character, roasted malt, light earthy bitterness, some sweetness, decent enough somewhat local porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Dark brown/black pour light khaki head. Aroma is light cocoa and roasted malts. Thin mouthfeel. Eh, it’s decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichCityBrewer (6) - richmond, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Poured from bottle to snifter. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Has a toasted Chocolate and coffee malt aroma with medium coffee and chocolate flavor. Finishes dry to the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Not bad at all, pretty much delivers on what it says: full-bodied porter with that cocoa lingering in the background. Probably West Sixth’s best offering I’ve tried so far. Serving size: 12oz can

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