Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer - Tommyknocker Brewery
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Reviews by Josievan:
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
More User Reviews:
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 20:39:39 | More by bushbeer75
2.56/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12 oz. bottle into craft pint.
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 01:37:50 | More by BWED
Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer from Tommyknocker Brewery
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