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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mentor on 10-17-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

JSails, Apr 11, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +19.3%

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!!

dionito, May 29, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +17.5%

Lmr02011, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

LakerLeith, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

random846, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

CrazyDavros, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Rave, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

BigDaddy79, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

LumpkinBrews, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

cletusdog, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

pkalix, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MarioM, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

acdcsmith22, Aug 23, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

TheSixthRing, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ironchefkook, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jaydoc, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

SHODriver, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

111213forlife, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jakecattleco, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bigtimejd19, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BeerNoobNC, Apr 12, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

22oz bottle courtesy of drunkensloth, thanks a lot buddy. Dark black color, huge off-white head, looks quite nice. Aroma is strong hazelnuts, almost like nutella. Very nice aroma. Flavor is more hazelnut and only the slightest touch of chocolate. I would like to see the chocolate play a bigger part but the hazelnut aspect was very well done. This was a pretty good beer.

ArrogantB, Mar 24, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%

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

JohnGalt1, May 08, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

Mike-Harms, Jul 30, 2014
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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.