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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1604) - 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 (401) - 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 (8152) - 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 (449) - 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 (3590) - 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 (8572) - 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 (7710) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4679) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2017
12 oz bottle. Lot of hops in the nose. They reappear in the flavor which has more prominent chocolate. Aftertaste of dark roasted grains and cocoa nibs. Mild-moderate bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blueshockey24 (560) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet sweet bitter and sourish chocolate malt with a malty chocolate roasted finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (8674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Deep clear heavy dark brown pour under a thin ivory cap. Lovely cocoa and leafy herbal hop bitterness on the nose with a biscuits semisweet chocolate nuance. Crisp semi dry body with a cocoa loaded flavor that lasts through the finish with a gentle leafy and pseudo piney bitterness. Only lightly chocolaty.


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