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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer - Tommyknocker Brewery

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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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4/5  rDev +18.3%

01-02-2012 05:42:50 | More by Huffaroma
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-01-2012 22:06:58 | More by dbell23
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3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

It's a dark brown with a cream colored head that leaves a nice lacing.

It's got a big malt nose. There is also a prevalent cocoa powder aroma.

Dark chocolate flavors. This is not a very sweet beer. There is a nice roasted, caramelly maltiness to it as well. Little hops in this one.

It's medium bodied with a creamy carbonation.

Overall, this beer's pretty good. I don't care for the price tag, but I'll put one in a mix-a-six occasionally.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 20:24:13 | More by TippySelenoid
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-01-2012 19:57:37 | More by mcorwin
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2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looked watered down on the pour with its light brown color and the way the glass was filled. Dark brown with translucency when hit with any light, not directly. Small head that leaves a little bit of lacing. The smell is a little sweet and toasted bready, but fairly faint.

Taste confirms the appearance, watered down. Light browned-chocolate. But other than that, the taste is pretty disappointing and weak.

Way too weak and light-bodied for a porter. Not much of a "winter warmer" either. I'd avoid this beer. Plenty of chocolate/cocoa porters and stouts that are way better than this. It's barely sessionable, as the watered down burnt cocoa isn't all that appeasing to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 02:47:42 | More by mjw06
Photo of tone77


3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a very small head. Smell is of cocoa, some coffee notes. Taste is also cocoa up front, some mild malts, a touch of coffee. Feels rather light in the mouth and overall this is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 17:41:31 | More by tone77
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

12-30-2011 20:58:38 | More by reeemer
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4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-black with a thin tan head

S-thick scent of cocoa powder. good strength

T-comes in with a full flavor of cocoa powder. slightly creamy, very awesome. matching after-taste with some bitterness.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-this one surprised me. last time i had tommyknocker, it really tasted like a subpar craft beer, so i'm glad i decided to give it another chance. this is a really decent porter that lacks any negative qualities. i could drink this one all night.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 03:29:23 | More by AdamBear
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

12-28-2011 13:56:06 | More by Lantern
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-27-2011 07:41:53 | More by DBIII
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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Best By: May 21, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a small-sized, beige head, despite an aggressive pour.

Smell: Coffee-accented roasted grain nose with some solid toast accents, ahead of any cocoa powder notes and, as it warms, some vague honey candy hints.

Taste: Moderately sweet blends of roasty coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, featuring the aforementioned toast accents, with a small hint of caramel leaking out as the roast, toast, and chocolate tapers off. Very low hop character, low bitterness, with the little bits of bitterness coming predominately from the cocoa powder and well-kilned grains. Goes from roasty-toasty to toasty-roasty as you near the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I'd tried this when it was initially released a few years ago, and it was pretty damn icky (I'd have scored it squarely in the low-2's). Looks like they got things squared away, which is a good thing, though, that still leaves it, at best, a gentle porter given a small cocoa infusion.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 23:43:51 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

12-26-2011 16:26:08 | More by cooler4life
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5/5  rDev +47.9%

12-26-2011 03:25:14 | More by teyuders
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New York

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-25-2011 23:25:17 | More by jhenson1
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-23-2011 19:11:50 | More by mweso2000
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

12-23-2011 03:41:02 | More by ebonrooster
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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Small and wispy off-white head dissapates down quickly to a patchy sheet on top of a dark brown beer with only a little light coming through. Not much lacing. An earthy cocoa powder aroma hits the nose first followed by a bit of coffee and cream. Roasty grains are prevelant in this aroma and are pleasantly aromatic.

A thinner body than I expected, but it remains refreshing that way. The roasty grains are there, but not as much as they were in the nose. There is definitely a dark chocolate influence in that it isn't very sweet or milky, and it seems to lead into a thin and watery mouthfeel. The honey contributes a sweet, almost juicy middle that seems a bit at odds with the chocolate and malts. A hint of coffee in the finish, as well as some very mild hops that contribute a touch of quickly disappearing bitterness.

Seems a bit light, even for a porter. Maybe would have benefitted from some more bold flavors in the malt department. Overall, not terrible though and it is a nice and refreshing beer. Just nothing spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 03:54:11 | More by chodinheaven
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-20-2011 18:13:48 | More by rj10340
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2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best By: May 07 12
"Ale brewed with cocoa and honey"

A- Thin tan head on a black beer. Poor head retention but very nice lacing, hmm.

S- Sweet cocoa aroma...borderline artificial but not quite.

T- Follows the smell, semi-sweet cocoa. Low level of roastiness for a porter. Touch of vanilla perhaps.

M- Medium to medium-thin. Good carbonation.

D/O- Very average porter. Easy drinking at first but got worse as it warmed. Nothing off-putting per se, but nothing that stands out either...nothing that would want to make me buy/try it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 04:27:20 | More by Duff27
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-17-2011 00:24:15 | More by Paul68
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-16-2011 03:47:23 | More by grandimperialc
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

12-15-2011 21:55:03 | More by apintofknowledge
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-15-2011 03:30:55 | More by jheezee
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2011 00:40:14 | More by Brown120
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3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Sweet chocolate, coffee, worty dark malts.

Appearance: Pitch black even when held up to a bright light. Very thin, light brown head, which is never more than a thin layer around the edge of the glass.

Taste: Mild. Cocoa, coffee, very worty. Aftertaste is of bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Mild to moderate carbonation, a bit above average for a porter. Syrupy feel, thinned out by the carbonation.

Overall: Very worty, just like their Harvest Pumpkin Ale. Works for me though. Nothing much more to savor than that unusual strong worty malt flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 17:50:55 | More by soulfly1492
Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer from Tommyknocker Brewery
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