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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
okay

434 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Moses13
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

August 15, 2014

12 oz bottle; nonic pint

A – Pours very dark brown with an inch of light tan foam. Head lingers for a while, about a cm of retention.

S – Very mild profile. Lots of chocolate and coffee, burnt notes. Sweetness on the finish.

T – Very sweet, get a lot of the honey, mild chocolate. Coffee, charred flavors perceptible only on the finish.

M – Medium carbonation, not enough to balance the sweetness. Definitely not a dry beer.

O – I like what this beer is trying to do, but there’s just not enough to get me there. Everything about it is mild, so it could be a very nice introduction to someone who’s never had a porter or a chocolate beer before. Other than the sweetness, nothing is really striking about it.

Photo of Stofko1992
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keystone
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: A dark, fairly lustrous body with a light, one-finger caramel head that leaves some lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Some light cocoa and maltiness on the nose.

Taste: As some others have mentioned, I didn't notice any honey. There's plenty of malt, along with some sweetness from the cocoa. It's a decent Porter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth on the tongue. A good balance with the malts.

Overall: I thought this was a pretty good brew, not the best in the world, but solid. It's good to have around in the winter weather. Outside it's sleeting right now, so I guess the atmosphere is right to be drinking this.

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Out of a 12 ounce bottle, with many thanks to Jon. On to the beer:

The beer is nearly black and leaves some spots of lacing on the glass. It has a pleasant dry cocoa powder aroma, mixed with a kiss of brownie mix. Luckily, the flavor isn't too sweet. Tomoyknocker delivers an easy drinking cocoa porter which leaves notes of brownie mix, brownie batter, and a dash of citrus hops. It's a light bodied beer, and I feel it's more than just a beer to snuggle with during the winter. I personally would happy to drink this as dessert during the summer.

Photo of noro
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Strong cocoa taste

Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Mpenders
1/5  rDev -70.3%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dcscientist
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

This is my favorite Tommyknocker beer. You must get some around the holidays. Tastes like beer-flavored hot chocolate, and that's a very good thing when it's below zero outside. It's got a good porter base, but the chocolate addition really gives it a great flavor without being bitter or heavy. Light alcohol content helps too. One of my very favorite winter seasonals.

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

Sweetened cocoa powder in the nose, darker chocolate but not at all bitter. Taste matches the nose, with a touch of honey on the tongue in the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and and rather slick. Nothing about this suggests a winter warmer - just a simple, straightforward English porter tweaked to taste like a cup of cocoa. Needs a better-defined body and malt foundation.

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

Photo of misternebbie
2.36/5  rDev -30%

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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer from Tommyknocker Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.