CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter - Heretic Brewing Company
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Reviews by mentor:
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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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
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
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
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.
05-08-2014 05:13:50 | More by JohnGalt1
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
CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
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