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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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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3.6
lavaaaron (115) - - NOV 24, 2017
Smells like a fresh bud with an ornament hook through it hanging from a freshly cut North Carolina Christmas tree. This is really well done. The cocoa nibs balance out the malts and hops perfectly, they did not get one measurement wrong in this. Was surprised to see the alcohol so high on this because it does not come through at all, again everything is perfectly balanced on this. One of the better beers I have had and will look for more from this brewery when I am in North Carolina. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
katrinaez (2307) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Aroma of hops and chocolate but the taste was all hops. Thick mouthfeel. Disappointing overall. Bottle.

4.1
dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Smooth beer with much more cocoa than hops. Interedting. Worth more exploration than the sample size I had.

3.8
ben4321 (6772) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2017
12 oz bottle from jcos.
Dark brown, thin head. Light, spotty lace. Aroma of lots of chocolate. Nice hop undertone. Good mouthfeel. Blind, I said chocolate and a little hops, somewhere between a Black IPA and a hoppy Porter, and that seems just about as accurate as you can get here. Sorry to see these guys him the same dark side as this website...

2.4
SudsMcDuff (8523) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2017
all stanley’s 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
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Some earthiness, chocolate, and some roast.

2.8
nimbleprop (8808) - 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
ordybill (1815) - 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
swesson (471) - 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
drowland (9161) - 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!


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