Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter - West Sixth Brewing Company

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Pay It Forward Cocoa PorterPay It Forward Cocoa Porter

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: ali1987 on 12-30-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pay-it-forward Cocoa Porter [7%] on tap at the brewpub in Lexington.

The superb aroma is the strong point of this beer. It is rich, slightly sweet, and has a fine contribution from both dark roasted grains and cocoa nibs. Hints of toffee and dark fruits.

Medium+ body with medium-low carbonation.
Excellent aftertaste, with some hops showing.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pots super dark brown with a light brown fluffy head. Huge chocolate and malt aroma. Sweet coffee, chocolate, molasses, vanilla and faint hops. Creamy mouth with very little bitterness. A nice porter.

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one actually seems like a bit more of a stout that a traditional porter. Deep black in color with a fleeting tan head followed by significant lacing. The aroma and taste are dominated with coffee with some chocolate. The mouthfeel is ok with a decent enough carbonation level. Overall a decent beer and certainly worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a can in a pint glass. This fantastic porter pours a thick brownish black with a nice thick light brown head that lingers with great lacing. Nose of cocoa, coffee, and deeply roasted grains. Flavors follow the nose with cocoa and light coffee throughout, and a muted sweetness to the sides. Nice roasted aftertaste with the cocoa. Very drinkable smooth mouth feel, lightly carbonated and coating makes this a stout drinkers porter to enjoy.


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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from the can into my HF glass.

Appeared jet black in color with a one finger light brown head.

Holy roasted malts in the nose. Smells of dark bakers chocolate and toast.

Taste is nice. Definetely roasty...chocolate not quite as present as I would like but good. Creamy.

Mouthfeel is medium in thickness with decent but light carbonation.

Overall a tasty treat!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Very easy drinking for a porter.

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a becker glass

L - It is dark brown with some rust colored highlights. it is capped with three to four inches of tan head with good staying power and decent lacing.

S - The nibs shine on this one. I smell cocoa and chocolate. I also smell some caramel.

T - The taste is of unsweetened chocolate. The chocolate is there but in a bitter form. I get some roasted malt on the finish.

F - Medium

O - It started out good. I liked the cocoa and chocolate flavors. The bitterness was a little over the top for me. It is a decent beer, and I am glad I got to try it.

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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a Stone IRS snifter. The pour is very dark and nearly black with a massive majestic crown of tan foam with good retention and nice lacing. The nose is wonderfully roasty with bittersweet chocolate notes.

Medium-full body with a surprisingly creamy feel (just didn't anticipate that from a can - not sure why). The classic porter roast and burnt flavors are there along with a hint of malty sweetness, but the roast reigns supreme. The cocoa nibs come in around mid-palate and linger through the finish, which is granted a dry character by the bitter nibs.

I don't come across too many good new porters. This one is quite solid and very true to the style, but nothing to write home about. I generally prefer porters with a bit more sweetness and this one is quite heavy on the roast. Definitely one to look for if you're a big fan of this style and like to try new ones, just don't be foolish and judge it as if it were an imperial stout.

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Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter from West Sixth Brewing Company
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