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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mentor on 10-17-2013)
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mentor

Colorado

3.13/5  rDev -20.2%

Pours a thin layer of fine head over a pitch liquid with dark brown edgings when held to light. Smells like peanut-butter. Actually, more like Ben & Jerry's made a Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. Clean chocolate over sugary peanut-butter. Not much else.

Tastes very peanut-butter with chocolate and cream beneath. The peanut-butter is quite dry; not sweet candy-like as the nose suggested. The chocolate is also a bit dry, but there is a non-descript sweet that is disconnected from the two primary flavors. With searching I get mild roast and some cherry sour. This beer is too sharply carbonated and the fine drying sting leaves the beer astringent in the finish. Pretty unpleasant. I will swirl to release carbonation (it's not highly carbonated) and share more details. Yes, much more pleasant with the carbonation gone, but it still tastes like peanut-butter, rather than hazelnut. Not much here in the way of a porter. Not sure what kind of porter these things were added to, so hard to judge to style. Medium-thick in the mouth and drying in the finish.

10-17-2013 05:32:38 | More by mentor
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jj139

California

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%

On Tap @ Brewery in a 4 oz tasting glass.

A - Dark, dark brown with a tan/mocha 1/4 inch head. Lacing is present but not very thick or heavy.

S - Heavy Roasted Malt, chocolate, dark caramel, and toasted hazelnuts.

T - Coffee, chocolate and hazelnuts are the forward trio here, followed by some toasted malts.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. A creamy , nutty finish.

O - While I really enjoyed Heretic's Porter, this one, while good, didn't "wow" me the way the others did. Don't misunderstand, it is good beer but I am not sure if I would pick some up to enjoy very often.

Having said that this was a last minute taste after spending some time at my most recent visit to the brewery ... palate fatigue perhaps?

02-27-2014 18:47:02 | More by jj139
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TheSixthRing

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Appearance - Pours near black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. The head puffs up to a rocky 3 fingers in width and shows great retention before settling to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is small and spotty with fair stick.

Smell - The aroma is amazing! Notes of roasted peanut and hazelnut with milk chocolate and traces of caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose, though less cohesive. Fair notes of roasted peanut and hazelnut, while a lightly supportive milk chocolate character rides beneath. Touches of earth. Kinda light; takes a big gulp to get the full flavor, which is amazing when done.

Mouthfeel - Closer to light than medium in body with soft carbonation. A little too soft; could use just a hair more carbonation. Really smooth, though.

Overall - It's delicious, but doesn't quite have the potency in flavor to reach that World Class status. When gulped it felt like I was drinking one of the best porters I've ever had, but when drank within normal "sipping ranges" (whatever that means) it was good to decent. So... I don't know. This one's got me a tad perplexed. Definitely one to try again.

06-19-2014 05:43:35 | More by TheSixthRing
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ironchefkook

California

4/5  rDev +2%

07-11-2014 01:17:41 | More by ironchefkook
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours black with a fading tan head.
Nose shows chocolate and hazelnut, mainly hazelnut. Pretty much ferrero rocher in a glass. Awesome. Some bready malt too.
Flavours include more of the same, but with more of a bitter cocoa note and a fair bit of roasted malt.
Body could be a bit richer/creamier.

08-20-2014 03:23:49 | More by CrazyDavros
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California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-17-2014 15:54:03 | More by Rave
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LakerLeith

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Australia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2%

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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%

22 picked up at the COOP over the weekend.. Paid a pretty reasonable $8ish for the bottle... Finally got around to enjoying it tonight.. Pours a standard black.. 2 finger dark tan head.. nice reverse leopard lacing...

Aromas are pretty proper... perfectly put together chocolate/hazelnut cups.. judicious hand with the porter/dark maltiness to really marry the chocolate and nutty components... The nose is fantastic.

Flavor has all the same notes with a richer porter/malty note.. hazelnut element becomes a little bit artificial/extract after a while, but perhaps could be balanced out by a slightly larger residual maltiness that would "catch" that nutty extract note.

The body is surprisingly smooth for a 7% porter... decent bubble and a medium/lite-medium body.. Nicely done.

I rarely drink porters any more... but I will probably seek this one out a time or three more... and certainly recommend it to friends... especially folks who think they don't like beer.

Well done.

4/4/4/3.75/3.75

05-08-2014 05:13:50 | More by JohnGalt1
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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California

4/5  rDev +2%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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dionito

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +18.1%

Orgasmic!! That's the best way to describe this beer. I was at the brewery the other day and couldn't believe what I was tasting. If I had lived around I would have bought two kegs of it, or would have stolen them if they did not sell them to me. It's one of the best beers I've ever tasted with a perfect balance of roastiness, chocolate, and a hazelnut finish that makes everything glow and make you think you're in heaven. Can you see I did LOVE this beer? Get a plane to Fairfield, CA and try it. Or better yet, Jamil, ship it to WA!!

05-29-2014 00:07:31 | More by dionito
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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +16.3%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
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