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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: 6 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

aasher, May 10, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
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

JohnGalt1, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

cletusdog, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MrGone, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BeerNoobNC, Apr 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

JSails, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

BigDaddy79, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

random846, Mar 31, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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?

jj139, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jaydoc, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Marco_Gtz, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

rbrefbeerman, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

davegray, Nov 10, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

mentor, Oct 17, 2013
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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.