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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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3.7
EKGoldings (691) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2018
Tap Sharkeys Radford. Pours dam black, but clear and clean. Tan head is not persistent. Smells complex roast, clean, light hop. Tastes clean, roasted eith some cocoa and dark malt, not much hop coming through. Balanced, easy to drink, supposedly 6.5%. I like this a lot. Sweetness balanced with the dark roast and hop bitterness. A fine beer.

3.7
SpringsLicker (3700) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Can. Opaque black with a generous mocha colored head. Coffee and cocoa aroma. The flavor follows the aroma on a creamy body that holds hop bitterness and malt sweetness in a very nice balance.

3.7
edgallow (4847) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate. vanilla, coffee and grains. Taste is chocolate, coffee and some toffee.

3.7
Suttree (6651) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Can from Bearden Beer Market. Black, with a lot of frothy brown foam. Smells nice, like cocoa and coffee and a touch of cola. Taste is chocolate and vanilla, a bit sweet and a some pine notes. Nice!

3
GregMooreNH (577) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Pours mahogany with thick, foamy head. Aroma is heavy chocolate with a strong hop presence. Taste is dark chocolate, moving quickly to a strong hop backbone. Finish is bitter hoppiness. A decent porter.

3.2
MKromhoutNC (35) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2018
Bitterness / burnt is the first impression- not usually a porter guy, and this isn’t changing my mind ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
willisread (4207) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2018
Can from Craft Brewed. Pours a deep brown with a finger of quickly dissipating beige head. Light cocoa nose, coca cola aromas. More cola on the palate. Some dry cocoa powder and light metallic notes as it warms up. Not really digging this at all. Nice can design, but disappointing contents.

3.8
oobawa (2017) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Kind of a black pale ale, as opposed to a black IPA, with tons of chocolate porter goodness offset by a moderate, easygoing citric hop backbone. Cocoa, light notes of light roast java and coffee cherries, and a mild bitterness on the back end offset by a nuanced orange and lemondrop hop streak. Finishes with bakers chocolate and pinecones. Pours a dark, dark brown with an insane off-white head and infinite lacing. Nose gives up chocolate, not enough for comfort but it's there. Creamy texture is smooth and oh-so-sippable. Very nice pint.

4
Aurelius (5741) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Fab. Way fab. Roasty chocolate aroma, well developed. Root beer brown, carpeting khaki head. Keenly balanced, mild roast, not-too-bitter cocoa, implied cinnamon and coconut. Moderately sweet, pleasantly bitter. On tap, Beechtree, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, New Year's Eve, 2017.

3.6
lavaaaron (205) - - 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


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