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Chocolate Porter - Bayhawk Ales

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66
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2003)
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DoubleJ

California

3.48/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Yard House in Brea, on to the beer:

Remember when you were nine and you would lick the remaining brownie mix from the bowl? That's kind of what this beer tastes like. The beer has a rich feel and flavor of brownie mix with just a little roasted character, which is most notable in the aftertaste. However, this is not a beer that can be consumed quickly being so sweet. You'll want to attack this beer with small swigs and/or a dessert.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2008 03:45:02 | More by DoubleJ
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travolta

California

2.9/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A soft, almost grey head with some nice lacing. As black in color as you'd expect.

Nose: Dark chocolate powder, a flash of licorice,

Taste: Cola taste all the way through. A bit watery for my taste.

Notes: Totally tastes like a "house beer". I was not impressed. However, if someone were in need of an introduction to dark beers, this could be a nice first step.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 03:23:23 | More by travolta
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3/5  rDev +9.1%

07-08-2014 05:35:45 | More by johnnyboy76
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +45.5%

07-06-2014 05:20:59 | More by bernat1971
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

06-08-2014 14:04:42 | More by wrightst
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California

3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

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California

3/5  rDev +9.1%

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Mexico

2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

03-19-2014 23:13:31 | More by lehueve
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dwtyler

California

2.75/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2014 00:16:39 | More by dwtyler
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Nugganooch

California

3.48/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into my Stone IRS snifter glass
Notes taken from 02/08/14

A: Dark cola color with a thinning browned edge. Dark and glossy look with a meek retaining beige film on top. Light splotches and dots mark the glass after each sip.

S: The nose brings forth a nice mixture of roasted coffee bean and bittersweet chocolates. There is a slight charred malt presence with some soft sugary sweetness and a dash of earthy minerals there as well. Nice and roasty aromas all together.

T: Flavors affirm much of the nose with more roasted coffee bean than chocolate per se. Slightly watered down and bittersweet. Mild dark fruits noted with some brown sugar sweetness. There is a moderate amount of perceived bitterness to the beer and some nice earthy hop presence. No actual chocolate additions it seems only malt derived flavors. Alcohol is well masked throughout the drink. The balance is fair and the roast flavors are hitting the spot I will say.

M: Medium body with a frothy light feel from the carbonation. Finishes with a soft drying. Touch watery thin most of the time.

D: This was actually an okay Porter with decent roast malt flavors. A little lackluster with the chocolate and hits a bit watered down but still satisfying. Did not pick up on any major flaws or signs of infection as others have. Hmm maybe they have tweaked the recipe or picked up on QC at Bayhawk?

For the price I would grab again.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 23:18:03 | More by Nugganooch
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TFMyriad

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

02-04-2014 13:16:55 | More by TFMyriad
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California

3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

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California

3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

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TheSixthRing

California

3.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours dark and near black in color with cola brown edging. Head maxes at about half a finger and fizzes out within seconds, leaving a barren surface outside a few random bubble clusters. Lacing is small and spotty, with virtually zero stick.

Smell - Notes of earth, slightly smokey and a subtle chocolate undertone.

Taste - Big notes of earth and an acrid bite. Smokey undertone. Stale coffee and baker's chocolate. Metallic twang in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Low carbonation; a bit flat. Watery on the finish.

Overall - Hmm... not a big fan. Even as a Baltic porter, the flavor comes across as too stale, and the mouthfeel too flat. I'll have no problem finishing this bomber, but ultimately I wouldn't care to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 21:54:03 | More by TheSixthRing
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Texas

3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Deep amber in color, with a modest tan head, which retains only slightly, and scattered patchy lacing.

Aroma: Moderate aromas of milk chocolate and cold coffee. There is no hint of alcohol in the aroma.

Taste: Opens with moderate notes of cocoa and coffee. As the taste progresses, the cocoa and coffee intensify a bit. The high ABV remains undetectable. Finishes with a lingering, mild note of bitter cocoa.

Mouth feel: A bit thin, with mild carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A decent, though unremarkable example of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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California

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California

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California

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California

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Illinois

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Chocolate Porter from Bayhawk Ales
66 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.