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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter - Heretic Brewing Company

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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut PorterCHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Australia

3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark black colour with a smooth tan head. Poor head retention. Some lacing.

Roasty smooth with a touch of chocolate. A little nutty but not a lot really going on.

Dull. Very light malt and roast. Touches of chocolate but nothing pops. The flavour is really flat and monotone.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine for style but doing nothing here.

Again, this beer is just flat on the palate with a lack of interesting flavour popping up and grabbing attention.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 06:16:49 | More by dgilks
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Mike-Harms

California

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a 0.5L glass mug, there was a strong thick lingering head formed, which took a few minutes to subside. It's lighter in the mouth than you'd think for the profile, and the chocolate and especially the hazelnut are muted somewhat in all that carbonation. We'll see how it warms up.

Yep, as expected, it stayed smooth to the end, and as usual the carbonation's effect on the mouthfeel was dramatically lessened. A good dark beer should always open up as it gets warm, and this one did. I would buy it again, but I would probably not seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 08:04:15 | More by Mike-Harms
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-23-2014 13:07:36 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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ironchefkook

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

06-19-2014 05:43:35 | More by TheSixthRing
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JohnF51

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-16-2014 01:46:25 | More by JohnF51
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Bigtimejd19


4/5  rDev +2%

06-14-2014 01:07:19 | More by Bigtimejd19
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-13-2014 15:28:45 | More by LumpkinBrews
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LakerLeith

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-09-2014 01:03:10 | More by LakerLeith
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-08-2014 05:03:27 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ADZA

Australia

2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a rich dark dark brown hue with a bubbly two finger head not bad looking but not out of this world,the smell is strong hazelnut and light chocolate along with dark berries not much else gets a look in really,the mouthfeel is light bodied and a tad overcarbonated and the tastes are hazelnut,milk chocolate finished with a soft herbal hop bitterness and overall I'm abit let down in this one and wouldn't buy it again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 12:28:31 | More by ADZA
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-31-2014 17:09:50 | More by KevMo84
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dionito

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2014 00:07:31 | More by dionito
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111213forlife

California

4/5  rDev +2%

05-26-2014 01:11:35 | More by 111213forlife
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Rave

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2%

05-16-2014 01:59:32 | More by SHODriver
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-10-2014 13:29:49 | More by aasher
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 05:13:50 | More by JohnGalt1
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cletusdog

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-18-2014 03:46:05 | More by cletusdog
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MrGone

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-13-2014 20:35:00 | More by MrGone
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2014 03:10:01 | More by BeerNoobNC
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JSails

Virgin Islands (British)

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-11-2014 04:26:15 | More by JSails
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BigDaddy79

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-31-2014 19:49:22 | More by BigDaddy79
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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.