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Boom Chocolate Stout Porter - Explosion Brewing Company

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Boom Chocolate Stout Porter
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BA SCORE
79
okay

21 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Explosion Brewing Company visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-29-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SLeffler27:
Photo of SLeffler27
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fills a tulip glass with a rich, dark brown, almost black, beer. The thin, short-lived, dark chestnut head leaves no lace. Viscosity is clearly evident with each swirl.

The aroma is dominated by chocolate syrup with molasses and lightly roasted malt. Cocoa powder is revealed with warmth.

A light chocolate flavor is accompanied by light black coffee. This is quite sweet with bitterness relief in the finish. Warmth brings out some caramelized sugar.

This is a medium bodied beer with soft carbonation, watery texture, and well-concealed alcohol.

Easy to consume, but lacks character. Overall it is still a fine diversion.

SLeffler27, Dec 28, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a stein a deep dark chocolate brown with a thinner beige head atop.Aromas seemed a little off to me,somewhat tinny with molasses and a bit of sourness,some chocolate peaks thru as it warms a little.Flavors of molasses and rum-like alcohol stand out mainly,there is some earthy/woody dryness in the finish,not much chocolate but the flavors are decent.Well I picked it up todaynot knowing what I was getting,I love a good Baltic Porter....this ehh it's not that good.

oberon, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Black, opaque, thin with tiny-bubbled lace

SMELL: Charcoal, burnt sugar, faint smoke, dark chocolate, dried plums, highly toasted bread, nougat

TASTE: Silky, creamy, full bodied, mild chocolate, toasted grain, soft char, burnt raisins, mildly estery, cocoa powder, ripe fruit twang, semisweet chocolaty finish

This brand certainly came from left field, boasting that it brews the Czech Republic’s first “craft beer.” A thick brew all around, definitely something to split with a friend or share with a group, and possibly cook with sweets.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Sammy, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Lanstrum, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is jet black in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation visible near the edges of the glass. It poured with just a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark malts and licorice are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of molasses and dark roasted malts along with some notes of chocolate towards the finish as well as some hints of licorice. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied but quite thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, but lacks the body and boldness of roasted malts and bitterness that are most often associated with Baltic Porters.

metter98, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of pknyc
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

pknyc, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

LooseMoose1978, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of BierBliss
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

BierBliss, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of cbcrunch
3/5  rDev -9.9%

cbcrunch, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Listers
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Listers, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Sparty55
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Sparty55, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Eastside151
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Eastside151, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of BostonPhilly
2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.93/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

The last of these new Czech beers to pass my lips. The label tells me it's a robust porter brewed with Czech cacao powder and lager yeast, which was then lagered for four months. Sounds good to me so far... It pours a bleak black-brown topped by a half-finger at best of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts (loaded with husk), very light cocoa powder, light (and thin) molasses, light brown sugar, and the distinct aroma of cola. Hell, the melange almost reminds me of some of the mass-market kvass bottles I've come across in the past. The taste holds notes of darkly-toasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate powder, and caramelized brown sugar. Just as in the smell, the malts come across as husky as hell, and everything is mostly thin, slightly watery, lacking much character. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and an oily feel. Overall, a pretty tepid porter. 'Nuff said.

TMoney2591, May 29, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
3/5  rDev -9.9%

ColForbinBC, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of MattXT
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

MattXT, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The bottle says stout porter, which does not make That said, I liked this beer.

Appearance - The beer was dark in color and resembled a stout.

Smell - The smoke was the most immediate impression. Aside from this dark chocolate was noted.

Taste - My initial reaction was that this tastes like a chocolate bbq. If that does not get the attention of every meat-eating American, I am not sure what will. The smokiness in the beginning is leveled by the chocolate.

Overall - I did not bring it to the bottle share, but I liked it.

JohnnyHopps, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.61/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2011 vintage.

Pours an opaque onyx with a trace of cocoa head.

Roast grain, cocoa, coffee, and sherry form the aroma.

Flavor reveals more oxidized sherry notes, with a nice deeply toasted malt backbone, which is accented by coffee roast character. There's a slight chocolate sweetness throughout.

Body is full, with almost no carbonation, and light alcohol warmth.

Haven't had this one fresh, but it's pretty tasty, as compared to the other two of their beers I've tried. The oxidation may have helped.

barczar, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Goobastic
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Goobastic, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of CHADMC3
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown body beneath the foamy tan head which dissolves to leave almost no lacing behind.

Rich roasted malt aromas float from the glass with only hints of dark chocolate to follow. Nice barley as well, certainly more porter than stout so far.

The flavor is surprisingly good with a fair balance of roasted and dark chocolate malt. Given the heavy roasted notes the chocolate flavors seem extra bitter, yet tasty.

Medium to fuller in body with muted carbonation and quite smooth for the generous charred malt flavor.

Not much of an expectation for a Czech stout/porter but this was very nice. Great flavor and roasted just right.

CHADMC3, Dec 16, 2012
Boom Chocolate Stout Porter from Explosion Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.