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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mentor on 10-17-2013

Chocolate Hazelnut Porter, or CHP as we call it, is a dessert in a glass. It is a rich, robust porter bursting with luscious chocolate and hazelnut. Notes of coffee and caramel round out this delicious treat.
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Photo of jak
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppy91
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10.27.14.

A: Pours black with a tall, effervescent medium brown head. Good head retention but no real sign of any lacing.

S: Really nice sweet chocolate initially. A little swirl and the hazelnuts kick in. Not overpowering but still a nice rich addition.

T: Taste follows the aroma. Huge amount of delicious rich, sweet chocolate. There is a decadent hazelnut that just pokes through. Chocolate sweetness fades a little and becomes slightly bittersweet as the hazelnuts shows up even stronger, into the finish. It really reminds me of dark chocolate covered hazelnuts that I love (from Taza). Clean, crisp finish with just a bit of lingering chocolate sweetness.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth and easy drinking.

O: Pretty simple beer, chocolate and hazelnut (duh). It does exactly what it says and it does it well. Sweet dessert beer for sure with decadent flavors. Smooth viscous body for only 7% ABV which makes it go down even nicer. I enjoyed it a lot.

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3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike_Amps
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just what the label says..the nose follows the palate, getting chocolate and hazelnut.

Photo of LordofWord
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a brownish black with hazelnut highlights and a foamy, light, filmy, light tan head. Aromas of rich hazelnut coffee, bittersweet baker's chocolate, creme highlights, subtle smoke, and roasted overtones. Flavors are bitter and richly sweet forward, with chocolate and coffee forward, tangy hazelnut and caramel, hints of vanilla and campfire, and earthy undertones. The richly sweet and smoky carry through into the aftertaste on a dry and robust body. The finish is dry and smooth, with a decent smoky sweet and slightly bitter linger. Very balanced and tasty beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -11%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wedge
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black under a creamy beige head that sticks well to the surface. Aroma is thick with chocolate, toffee, hazelnut and nougat. Sweet nutty, milk chocolaty flavor - as expected. Still has a nice porter quality to it with lingering cocoa and raisin bread. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, finishing a touch bitter. Plenty flavorful...good for a dessert beer.

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of shan72984
1.48/5  rDev -61.3%

Photo of Peter_Marinelli
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.