Nocturne Chocolate Ale - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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Nocturne Chocolate AleNocturne Chocolate Ale

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: JG-90 on 02-04-2014

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of ChadwickHines
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Awesome. The nocturne is some of my favorite stuff. Great taste, suddle hints of chocolate.

Photo of KTCamm
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

10/26...pours pitch black, still, tiny ring of tan foam. Espresso/dark chocolate nose - no sweetness. Coffee-like taste, modest bitter, bakers chocolate. Soft finish, bitter lingers.

Photo of JG-90
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nocturne Chocolate Ale is a deep, dark brown, almost black color. Pours a large, thick and creamy, coffee with cream colored head that has good retention and leaves below average lacing. The light aroma consists mostly of bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts, with a touch of milk chocolate.

Taste starts with milk chocolate, then dark chocolate and roasted malts, finishing with hearty dark bread and more bitter chocolate. Has a great roasty, dark chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is average with above average carbonation, crisp finish, a bit creamy, very drinkable.

Photo of woodychandler
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am in the process of clearing out some of the the interminable backlog here at Chez Woody. My thanks to The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop for being an ongoing resource of singles!

I Pop!ped the cap and almost achieved an inverted pour until the head really started coming up like I was losing control. I backed off and allowed it to settle somewhat, having put half of the bottle's contents into the glass. #TheOldLady hates when i do this, characterizing it as "making a big mess", but I like the release of esters. Settling, I ended up with two fingers of dense, deep-tan/light-brown head with good retention. Color was easy on this one - Opaque/Black (SRM = 44), since there was precisely zero light penetration. It looked like a glassful of ink! Nose smelled of dark, semi-sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was smoky, chocolaty, and very reminiscent of brownies. Damn, but this was good! Finish was semi-dry with the bitterness of the dark malt and the semi-sweetness that the chocolate malt imparted. I usually eschew sweet beers, but this was not sweet at all. That said, I would probably only want it as a dessert beer.

Photo of matty
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty decent,more on the hoppy side.I would get it again.

Photo of Jacobob10
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rating of 3.75 on 2/21/2014.
Re-reviewed on 2/15/2015.

On-tap @ Cricket Hill Brewing Co. in Fairfield, NJ.

Black in color with a small light brown head. Subtle aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The chocolate really comes through in the flavor which is very balanced. Medium-bodied and very easy to drink. Pretty smooth stuff. Recommended.

Photo of reds2harleys
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good - I'd drink it again.

Photo of Tim725
2.63/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Not much chocolate or coffee. All over the place for me. Body and flavors dont match what it seems like they want to do here

Nocturne Chocolate Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.