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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Black with transluscent, ruby edged with a medium beige head. Smell is cocoa, cardboard and metallic. Taste is cocoa at first, but soon after a stale cardboard like flavor kicks in with a metallic finish and aftertaste. Body is a bit thin, but not overly, and although it doesnt taste terrible, there are some slight off flavors that detract. Drinkable, and not as bad as I expected.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ibrew2or3 (8283) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2008
12 oz bottle just purchased at Luekens in Dunedin, FL. Pours kind of dark brown and dirty with thin tan head. The aroma is bits of roasty and burnt malts hidden under a musty blanket of oxidation. The taste is just the same as the aroma with roasty malts, burnt malts, a splash of chocolate milk, malt sweetness and then a big roll of old wet cotton throw rug. Not so good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Single sample, after their Maple Nut Brown debacle I couldnt convince myself into getting an entire six pack...turned out to be the right call. Pours a dark brown with a fizzy head that quickly vanishes. No lacing and very minimal carbonation. Lush chocolaty aroma, very sweet to the nose. Flat and thin, poor mouth feel to say the least. Flavor is rich and rather nice. Heavy cocoa, reminds me of liquid Tootsie Rolls. A dash of maple syrup and honey along with an extremely faint bitterness. Overly sweet that tends to work out, My senses couldnt handle more than one of these at a time even if it were a much better beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
travita (4891) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Very dark brown to black in color with an ok head. Sweet smell you can smell and taste the cocoa powder. Seems a little artifically sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12853) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a dark burgundy body with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roastiness, and honey. Flavor of cocoa, lactic, and roasted malt. An easy drinker.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Broudys at Jax Beach. Pours a nice dark color with a light tan head. Aroma is all cocoa. Taste has a powdered cocoa tinge to it with a little bit of the usual porter follow up. A good porter...if youre a girl. Ill pass on this one next time.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5313) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Very dark brown body with a light brown sand colored head.The aroma is Swiss Miss hot chocolate with some light notes of caramel. The taste is light diet chocolate soda with some coffee flavored candy in the finish. There is also some root beer barrel candy, but not in a pleasant way. Overall, this is a strangely thin brew for a winter porter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SturmWulf (65) - USA - DEC 19, 2007
Nice aroma of malt, chocolate, roated malt, touch of honey. Poured a mahogany with a small, thin head. Left light lacing. Flavor is a dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa with a light touch of honey. Light in body, thin texture, very light carbonation, a long bitter then sweet finish that is pleasant. This is a nice beer. Its enjoyable flavor is predominently cocoa. I like it, but it is very thin and light and I like a bit of a head on my beer with some carbonation, both of which lack in this. A nice beer, definitely worth a try. I like it, but would rather have a Mackesons. Will definitely have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Pours a slightly ruby, dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is malty and sweet, of chocolate. It literally tastes like cocoa powder. Its quite good and chocolatey. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, though. 12 oz. bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Pours a semi-transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of semi-sweet cocoa powder and roasted malts with some earthiness and peat. Body starts a little thinner than expected but the carbonation helps to thicken it. Lots of sweet cocoa flavor with decent balance of mild bittering hops toward a lingering milk chocolatey sweetness. A pretty unique beer and I could see how some people might not like it, but the sweet chocolate character reminds me of drinking the milk in my cereal bowl after eating Cocoa Krispies, which is a good thing.


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