Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter - West Sixth Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
04-15-2014 02:12:22 | More by chinchill
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
Steadfast with natural chocolate flavors, Porter beer leads with this succulence and accompanied by coffee, nutty and malty taste. That's not good enough for the brewers at West Sixth Brewery! Robust cocoa flavors are given a boost by actual cocoa additions to the brewing process.
Like the mainstay appearance for the style, Pay It Forward (cocoa edition) portrays a dark brown ale with a sandy haze. Its frothy build up of foam is fluid like espresso creme, equipped with a mocha-stained tint. Semi-firm in its retention, the cocoa infusion renders any froth character relatively short and quite in its lacing.
Its toasted sweetness pops in aroma, striking the olfactory senses with robust coffee, nutty, slightly charred character, but also its fore-running dark chocolate character. An undercurrent of caramel welcomes a woody counterpart from hops and wafts of milk smoke.
Upon first sip, the velvety sweetness of caramel and chocolate wrap around the tongue, saturating with bittersweet chocolate flavor and an accompaniment of roasted walnuts, smoldering ember, charred toast and french-press coffee. Trailing with cocoa and woodish bittering, coffee notions rise in finish along with a toasted sharpness.
Its lush mouthfeel is creamy and velvety early but fades smoothly to a pleasant bitterness, dryness and toasted malt closure. As its carbonation is light, the ale seeps into the taste buds and is slow to release- rewarding the palate with its silky chocolate sweetness into a long and welcoming linger.
Where Pay It Forward is a classic Porter with English-like malting and American dryness and hop character- this cocoa laden version gives a creamy smoothness and chocolaty seduction that the porter wasn't able to achive on its own.
04-28-2014 17:25:48 | More by BEERchitect
Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter from West Sixth Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.