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Chocolate Porter - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Chocolate PorterChocolate Porter

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very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 03-10-2008)
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

08-05-2014 12:43:11 | More by Steeda89
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-18-2014 03:12:26 | More by oriolesfan4
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2014 00:59:40 | More by paulish
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-26-2014 00:49:43 | More by tabhill
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-19-2014 02:18:00 | More by Evarigan
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2014 18:00:31 | More by Wortman1998
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-28-2013 04:09:10 | More by CaptDavyJones
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-16-2013 04:18:01 | More by BillRoth
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

Poured from a bomber, no freshness info.

Appearance: 3 fingers of light tan head sit atop a completely black body, some lacing left behind and a fat creamy ring left.

Smell: Rich chocolate, brownies, nice but could have more intensity.

Taste: Mix of chocolate syrup, milk chocolate, creamy, some cocoa.

Mouthfeel: Initial sip is full but as soon as i swallow, no lingering feeling.

Overall: An average porter that does have chocolate but it`s one -dimensional and the feel could be fuller. Good but not great.

08-07-2013 10:13:09 | More by papat444
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-15-2013 08:47:23 | More by deonreds
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-22-2013 17:37:08 | More by NJBeer265
Photo of keithmurray

New York

4.7/5  rDev +20.8%

Appearance - mahogany with tan head

Smell - Cocoa powder is most prominent, vanilla bean, smells like dessert

Taste - The flavor on this lives up to its namesake, chocolate is most prominent, a bit of roasted coffee bean is in there along with some hops to balance things out

mouthfeel - sweetness upfront, medium bodied, medium carbonation, enough hop bitterness to counteract the sweetness

Overall - this is a really good porter, I am glad that it lived up to its namesake with plenty of chocolate goodness in the flavor profile. That'd be great if this is ever released in 6 packs in the future.

Price Point - $5.99/22oz bottle

03-10-2013 21:51:56 | More by keithmurray
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

3.89/5  rDev 0%

Sample at the brewery.

Pours a cleark dark brown, almost black. One inch head, not much lacing.

Aroma include bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of vanilla.

Similar taste. Cocoa powder all over this, with some dark chocolate as well. Some vanilla-like creaminess, and a little bit of bitter hop flavor. A medium amount of roasty bitterness as well.

Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Horseheads is quietly a great brewery, and this is another example.

03-06-2013 00:57:55 | More by GreesyFizeek
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-23-2013 19:13:58 | More by chalkda01
Photo of tviz33

New York

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured from a Horseheads growler filled right from the brewery, served in to a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a nearly black body with one finger worth of light brown head and light lacing.

S- Smells so good I actually stuck my nose in it trying to get more. Lots of chocolate, roastiness, and a little coffee. It's everything you want on the nose.

T- Fairly sweet with a dark chocolate taste up front, but extremely balanced. Just the right amount of hops. This could go down all night.

M- A solid medium-bodied brew with a creamy mouthfeel that goes down so smooth. Adequate carbonation.

O- This is all that it is hyped up to be. Worthy of the 2012 TAP NY bronze medal.

02-03-2013 23:15:57 | More by tviz33
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-15-2012 15:15:48 | More by DrunkinYogi
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3.58/5  rDev -8%

Courtesy of THE CPJ. Cheers!

Pours a fairly dark black with brown edges and a dense mocha head. Overcarbed like hell, needed to pour VERY slowly. Still lost a good chunk of the bottle to foam-over. Nice aromas of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and roasted malt. Nice and chocolatey, and fairly authentic. Reminds me of a candy bar, definitely. Taste consists of more chocolate (of the darker variety this time, not as sweet as the nose suggested), dark malt, and some roasted nuts. Pretty nice, and the bitter chocolate finish is a good touch. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner and sharped then I like, wish this was a bit creamier. Dunno why this was so badly over-carbed, the temperature was low and I'm not getting any infection. I'd like to try a different bottle, but overall still a nice Porter.

08-30-2012 02:19:46 | More by jsanford
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3.45/5  rDev -11.3%

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Byrne Dairy in Syracuse by the fairgrounds.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/4" dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head holds status quo for a long time, with lasting lace. Aroma is smoky yet sweet chocolate.

Taste continues with the sweet chocolate, but gives a slight off tartness in the middle, then chills out through the close with dark malts and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. If that tart didn't rear it's ugly head, I'd be all over this.

08-19-2012 01:55:31 | More by ppoitras
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2012 19:43:32 | More by THECPJ
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-03-2012 03:21:52 | More by 3Hops
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Well, I wasn't supposed to drink for a few days due to supposed to be getting a vasectomy tomorrow, however, due to circumstances, I canceled the appointment and decided to open this. Thanks to Cuzco for this extra.

Pours a rich looking black with a tan head. Smells sweet. Nice milk chocolate, and more than expected vanilla on the nose. Mmmm, vanilla. Taste follows the nose. Chocolate and vanilla. If this had a fuller mouthfeel, it would be outstanding, but it runs a bit thin. Still really good, and very smooth. This is going down way too fast. Overall, I'm really glad I was able to try this. I would drink it again in a heartbeat. Thanks Cuzco!

05-23-2012 18:53:06 | More by 1Adam12
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

a: pours dark brown but settles pitch black. three fingers of mocha colored head. excelllent lacing and retention.

s: milk chocolate, roasted coffee, hint of vanilla.

t: all the above plus a nice addition of hops bitterness on the finish.

m: rich and creamy on the start and finish, however seems to thin out in the middle.

o: very nice! gets better as it got closer to room temperature.

thanks to laxer8811 for sending this!

05-08-2012 02:03:58 | More by match1112
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-18-2012 01:31:40 | More by laxer8811
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-11-2012 18:37:09 | More by Mudawg
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New York

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

The chestnut head is creamy on top and rocky below. Initially dark brown, but actually black, there is a thin film and patchy lace on my Dogfish Head snifter.

Sweet malted chocolate, and oddly some white wine notes, are accompanied by floral scents.

Initially sweet, but quickly followed by bitter, black coffee. Bittersweet chocolate is here and the flavors progress in waves. The finish is sharp, followed by subtle lingering bitterness and hints of fruit.

Silky with a medium to light body that coats. Alcohol is more prominent than anticipated, while carbonation is soft and lively.

Would easily pair with friends and an afternoon of finger food. While certainly not a show-stopper, Horseheads has a staple offering her.

01-29-2012 22:31:11 | More by SLeffler27
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Chocolate Porter from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
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