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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Cocoa Porter Winter WarmerCocoa Porter Winter Warmer

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BA SCORE
77
okay

404 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russpowell on 11-09-2006)
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Josievan

Iowa

3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark brown, but surprisingly transparent. Head is pretty weak, but some lacing mingles around here and there.

Smell: I mainly smell the cocoa, some roasted malt is there too.

Taste: Cocoa powder is present, but in an odd way. I was expecting this beer to be sweeter. Instead, there's a somewhat bitter aftertaste that doesn't mesh greatly with the cocoa taste.

Mouthfeel: Quite thin for a porter. Carbonation is moderate.

Drinkability: It took me awhile to get this down, but it wouldn't be too bad to have one of these at a time.

Notes: This beer looked exciting when I saw the tap: cocoa in a porter! It's a neat concept, but the beer just didn't execute for me. I'm a little disappointed, but that doesn't mean this isn't a decent enough winter seasonal to give a try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2009 07:01:08 | More by Josievan
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3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz into nonic pint
BBD 05/14
A- Typical dark brown with a lighter brown glimmer. Very little tan head. No lacing whatsoever.
S- A hint of chocolate, some roasted malt. Slight coffee.
T- follows the nose somewhat. Slight sweetness from the honey.
M- Light to medium mf, fairly smooth going down.
O- Decent offering from Tommyknocker. Maybe a little more honey presence would've sweetened it up a bit. Otherwise, pretty average porter.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle - best by May 5, 2014

Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter changed my [clear] pint glass into dark brown producing a 1-finger tan head. The nose is dominated by light roasted coca malt with just a hint of sweetness from honey. The taste is also dominated by light cocoa/chocolate malt along with light coffee flavors. Where did the honey go? - hardly if at all noticeable. There is a mild bitterness to help balance the malt with a light burnt and dry finish. The mouth feel is the Achilles heel of this Ale. A little thin - almost watery.

For the style Cocoa Porter is lighter making it not filling and easy to drink. However, I prefer my porters a little heavier.

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A- Deep brown. Some red hues. Light tan head retains at a ring.

S- slight roast and sweet chocolate, but a strange smell of iron. I can't describe it better than the smell of an "old person." Something is way off.

T- Subtle roast. Just a faint cocoa. A bit metallic, too.

M- Too light, near watery.

O- There wasn't really anything good about this. At all.

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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer from Tommyknocker Brewery
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