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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
okay

439 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.99%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: russpowell on 11-09-2006

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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2.36/5  rDev -30%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer from Tommyknocker Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.