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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
86
very good

28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 190
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 25.65%
Wants: 5
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

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Reviews: 28 | Hads: 190
Reviews by craft_shannie:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Photo of tempest
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of Grinz12
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ryno3031
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoetheMatt
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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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Photo of Zonian1
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Retroman40
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
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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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

West Sixth Brewing Company - Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter. 7% ABV. 12oz can poured into standard pint glass. Canned on 5/28/15.

Look: Pitch black body, allowing no light to penetrate. Semi aggressive pour yielded a light tan one finger head; dissipates very slowly into thick lacing.

Smell: Most prominent is sweet chocolate, cocoa, and dark malts. Some faint coffee aromas backing it.

Feel: Medium bodied; a little on the thin side. Has a fair amount of carbonation.

Taste: Immediate taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, and dark malts. Some coffee flavors begin to seep into the palate on the back end, and into the aftertaste. Very prominent chocolate taste.

Overall: I had no idea West Sixth made any dark style of beers, and when I saw this, I figured I'd try it. It is reasonably good, but it seems to be lacking a little bit with the strength of the flavors; it just seemed a little watered down.

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Photo of mlockman
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of heystevec
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cwd
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
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

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter from West Sixth Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.