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Chocolate Porter - Amherst Brewing Co.

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Chocolate Porter
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83
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amherst Brewing Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ppoitras on 04-22-2005)
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sulldaddy:
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My second beer on a recent visit to ABC. The beer arrives chilled in an 8 oz mug. Brew is a dark cola brown with some subdued ruby highlights. A creamy tan head rests across the surface .3 cm deep.
Aroma is some roasted grain and some cocoa powder, almost sweet chocolate milk. First sip reveals a silky smooth beer with very fine gentle carbonation almost non-existent. Flavor starts with sweet chocolate and some brown sugar, then moves to strong roast notes with almost coffee bite. Finish is lingering roast with no hops to be found anywhere. A tasty beer for sure, thought it would be sweeter going in, but was not disappointed in the roastiness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2007 05:33:36 | More by sulldaddy
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-05-2014 15:44:20 | More by waiting4lunch
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tberry1693

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-07-2014 21:57:51 | More by tberry1693
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jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-05-2013 05:49:16 | More by jkeefe1800
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JohannesRaatz

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-08-2012 23:42:39 | More by JohannesRaatz
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Black body poured into a pint glass. Small light mocha head with decent retention. Lace coats the whole glass.

S- Cocoa porter for sure. Rich chocolate, nutty and caramel malt. Not the strongest overall aroma, faint.

T- Cocoa forward porter. Caramel malt, dark chocolate, nutty, dark fruit and grainy notes.

MF- Lighter body with a slight watery feel. Moderate carbonation and a cocoa bitterness.

Solid porter with a definite cocoa aspect to it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2011 04:49:48 | More by cbutova
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currysage1

Maine

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a cask pour at the brewery, beautiful pint of Porter. Pillowy two finger beige head with dark brown swirling. Stuck around most of the way down, lacing was good and all the way down the glass.

Smell was of a good Porter, bitter cold coffee, somewhat acrid, slight chocolate.

Taste was a surprise, I love Porters but this was very bitter. Much more so than normal, also no real chocolate taste to be had, if it was there it mingled with the dark coffee flavors so much it got overwhelmed. I still enjoyed it but it honestly was just an average Porter in my book.

Mouthfeel was nice though, good carbonation on the tongue, very easy drinking, just the right thinness to it.

Serving type: cask

04-03-2008 14:39:45 | More by currysage1
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another drink sampled at the ABC. The beer had a very dark appearance with a brown head which lasted a long time on the beverage. The aromas were much more oak-like than chocolate leading to a good taste but a bit disappointment in expected flavor. The taste was a bit frappe-like, however, making it a desert beer. However, the beverage did have a bitter aftertaste. The porter had a medium body with some fizzy carbonation when drank. In general, it was not as desert like as I hoped, but it was a good porter.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2007 23:49:57 | More by fitzy84
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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a 3 finger head into my ginormous 32 oz. mug.
Black in color with insane retention.

Smell: chocolate malts with some caramel and pale that are very faint in the back. A little bit of a sour blend. As the beer warms, choclate comes out more and more.

Taste is very nice. This is a real porter, there is a nice caramel malting balanced nice chocolateiness that creates a sort of minty undertone.

Mouthfeel is a little overcarbonted. It clings well but lacks creaminess that I expect from porters. Has a slight wateriness on the palate while being crisp.
2Thanks to ppoitras for the sample. A nice beer for the 35 degree weather here.

Serving type: growler

11-25-2007 04:56:30 | More by jasonjlewis
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Presented in a pint glass.

Dense 3/4" head above this opaque dark brown/black brew. Laces well, with an aroma dominated by dark grains, and defined by the sweet chocolate tinges, even in the nose. Taste puts on display a range of dark malts, with chocolate sweetness dominant, but coffee roastiness and even some light smoke making cameo appearances. Smooth mouthfeel, and quite drinkable, even for the heartiness of the brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2005 12:45:36 | More by ppoitras
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brown, hoever it poured an extremely dark brown. No light penetrated. Thick, creamy head on top. Aroma was burnt toast, dark chocolate, and coffee. An explosion of flavor was similar to the nose. But if this is the chocolate beer, the smoked porter must be SMOKEY! The flavor was more smokey than choclate. But very, very nice. Brought the taste buds to life. Body was very full. More than two of these would deaden the taste buds for a bit, but those first couple would be very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2005 21:18:12 | More by MuddyFeet
Chocolate Porter from Amherst Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.