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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
okay

412 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 19.29%
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 +18.7%

prock180, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

MonicaC, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

JakeWright, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

OKCNittany, Oct 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ROGUE16, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Morey, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

timjim1327, Aug 14, 2013
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3.34/5  rDev -0.9%

To be fair best by June 17 2013 but considering its a porter it should be fine. Sadly our local distributor is not fine as they just started caring Tommyknocker's guess they got a deal.

Pours a dark brown good burgundy highlights when held to the light. Small tan head falls to ring some light lace left behind.

Aroma is only lightly roasted malt with fruity notes, light coco and even lighter coffee. On the light side but not bad.

Taste is sadly lighter then the nose light roasted notes that seems watery in the middle. Light fruity notes with coco hints and light coffee. Finish is lingering fruit and light hops.

Mouthfeel is on light side for a porter. Carbonation is good lightly peppy.

Overall kind of average not really bad just not anything that stands out.

mntlover, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

WOLFGANG, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Hoppytree, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

GABrew, Jul 08, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +9.2%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/6/2013. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, honey, toast, light coffee, light nuttiness, floral, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark and roasted malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, honey, light nuttiness, light coffee, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, honey, light nuttiness, and light coffee on the finish for a bit. Good balance of dark and roasted malt flavors with cocoa and honey additions; with a fair amount of robustness and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice porter. Good balance and solid robustness of roasted/dark malt flavors with cocoa/honey; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jul 03, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +9.5%

Renamed and re-labeled as Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter Seasonal Ale. Still 5.7% ABV and IBU = 18.
Slightly past May 2013 "best by" date stamp.
Pours clear but very dark reddish brown, with a small head that soon reduces to a partial film and ring.
The aroma has a substantial and appealing cocoa element that mixes nicely with the dark roasted malts. No obvious sign of hops here or in the flavor, yet only ever so slightly sweet. Plenty of chocolate in tasting too, along with a hint of coffee.
Mouthfeel seems too thin for a brew with these other sensory characteristics. Medium carbonation. Good use of chocolate(?) malts.
O: great aroma but the flavor and feel fail to keep pace.

chinchill, Jun 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

mrfrancis, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Eric908, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Pillowburn, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

twenty5, May 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

MinorThreat, May 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

tommyguz, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Bill235, May 09, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured into a new belgium globe glass. Best by date May 2013. Pours a dark black with a hint of red/amber with a tiny bit of head that dissipates quickly. Little lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of cocoa powder, coffee, and licorice. Taste is full of roasted coffee with a cocoa finish. Faintly sweet. Lightly carbonated and a good clean mouthfeel with this beer in my opinion.

bennett_loves_good_beer, May 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Bigben0328, Apr 24, 2013
Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer from Tommyknocker Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.