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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 170
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 5
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ali1987 on 12-30-2013

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 170
Reviews by craft_shannie:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of tempest
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Damn, that's a cocoa aroma and flavor. The smooth chocolate — reminds me of Rogue's Chocolate Stout — rolls into light caramel malts with deeper roasts popping up with a little espresso and ground coffee. Cool beer, check it out if you can. It's a touch big, so you might want to save it for dessert. (304 characters)

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Ryno3031
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoetheMatt
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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. (347 characters)

Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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. (200 characters)

Photo of Zonian1
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nnoollaannn
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Retroman40
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
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. (334 characters)

Photo of norinco
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mlockman
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal porter, almost reminds me of a Baltic Porter in regards to the hop aroma and taste. Overall balances well to create a bittersweet brew with a hint of cocoa on the finish. (181 characters)

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpizzle859
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of heystevec
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cwd
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, canned 5/28/15, poured into a can glass

A- pours a deep brown, nearly black color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that retains for a while, eventually settling to a thin film on top, leaving some lacing behind

S- bold roasted dark malts gives aromas of coffee, cocoa powder, dark chocoloate & roasted almonds. There's a nice smoky, slightly charred aroma that closes it out

T- robust coffee, chocolate and cocoa powder up front eventually gives way to some charred dark malts, giving off a smokiness in the mid-palate. As is nears the finish, notes of roasted nuts, caramel malt and espresso close it out with a smoky linger

M- medium-thick body with moderate-low carbonation leads to creamy mouthfeel and finishes silky and smooth

O- an outstanding straight-up porter that is robust with plenty of cocoa, coffee and charred notes. Funny enough, this reminds me of HF Everett (905 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This drinks with a great deal of ease and compliments an after dinner dessert very well. Strong chocolate malts, along with a milk chocolate and cocoa bean this is smooth with very low bitterness. (196 characters)

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Cheers (466 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, light cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, a surprisingly good bit of hops, some mild cocoa as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a decent beer, but not really the flavor profile I was expecting. (290 characters)

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Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter from West Sixth Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.