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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We created Hop Cocoa to be a smooth porter that packs a potent chocolate punch in every sip. Authentic Dutch cocoa powder combines with robust dark cocoa nibs from our neighbors at French Broad Chocolate Lounge to create a silky smooth balance with our heavy handed hopping process. This dark beauty is a comforting companion at the end, or beginning, of any day! Marshmallows not included.

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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (8349) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2017
all stanleys are assholes .. . standard brown .. foam started going nuts, almosta gusher .. mouth was quite airy .. cocoa powder and a bit of metal .. mouth is whack .. . i got paint cans from here to kalamazoo

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Some earthiness, chocolate, and some roast.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (8216) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2017
On tap at City Taphouse, pours a muddy brown with some soft, white head. Nose has cocoa powder, cracked grains, some toast, a little earthy soil. Flavor has more malt, some cola here, dark chocolate. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1707) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a dark brown color with a medium sized tannish colored head. The aroma is roasted malt, cocoa and pine. The taste is cocoa , malt and pine hops. A very good porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swesson (436) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2017
From a bottle. Pours a dark brown and makes a tan head with some good lacing. Aroma is of hops and a small bit of cocoa nibs. The bitterness of the cocoa and the hops present a very pleasant, but different taste than what I expected. This is cocoa, not chocolate, so there's no sweetness. Also a rich taste of roasted malts make this a unique, tasty combination. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (8547) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2017
1/3/17. Thanks, CORRRRALLLLLL! I was surprised that this not only worked but was quite tasty. Mild hoppy aroma, some chocolate. Great flavor, chocolate melds surprisingly well with the hoppiness and malts. Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (492) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2017
12oz bottle - its a very dark brown but not quite black with a med to thin silky tan head. The aroma is faint but I do detect some cocoa powder, a whiff of pine and roasted barley. Not as chocolatey as I had hoped for but I do like the roasty character, milk chocolate and hop notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3650) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Draft. Pours a medium, gradually collapsing, medium beige head, with minimal lacing, over a clear brown black (SRM 35) body......nose is moderate roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, no coffee, moderate hop spice, balanced......taste is roasted malts dominated by cocoa, chocolate, light hints of toffee/caramel, but dry throughout, finishing with hop spice and moderate bitterness......mouth feel, light of medium, no alcohol, high carbonation. This is a pleasant, easy drinking beer which meets the generic Porter style nicely. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8744) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Draft to mini-snifter at the Funkatorium. Looks good; a translucent brownish cola with lighter beige head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, piney hops, and chocolate with a pleasantly bitter medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but more like a Black IPA than a Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Draft at B Side. Poured a dark brown color, murky. Aroma reminds me of a black IPA. Flavor was pleasant cocoa powder, not overly chocolate, non-bitter bakers chocolate. Flavor had a decent hop character.


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