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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer | Tommyknocker Brewery

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Cocoa Porter Winter WarmerCocoa Porter Winter Warmer

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by russpowell on 11-09-2006

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Ratings: 458 |  Reviews: 223
Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a sludgy brown. Doesn't look as thick on the pour as I was hoping. The head dissipates quickly.
S: Not as much smell as I was expecting either. The chocolate doesn't really come through. There is some malt in there.
T: Tastes a little bitter and the flavors are less than complicated. Again not a lot of chocolate. Some malty notes but it about stops there.
M: Sits with a medium-light body. Not bad.

Overall a not so great beer. It wasn't terrible but the cocoa they are touting doesn't really come through. The bitterness of the cocoa powder really shows it's self. It was alright.

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Photo of Billolick
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, with "Best by" dating of Jul 16, 2012.

Pours darn near black, under a whimpy darker tan head, that quikly goes to a fine film, slim colar and minimal fine lacing.

I pick up some chalky dark chocolate and cocoa in the nose.

Chocolaty porter, on the dry and chalky side. With a hint of cherry or something else sweet. Nothing terrible, but I'm not really lovin this one.

Would likely go well with some thing like a, suprise,chocolate dessert.

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Photo of RyanGoodman
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of orm56
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of olympicgatorade
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of jbierling
2.49/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Coriander and pine (gin). Little coffee and no cocoa. Slightly bitter. Aged 1 yr past best by date. Older label?

Coriander and pine (gin). Little coffee and no cocoa. Slightly bitter. Aged 1 yr past best by date.

Older label?

Wish I was more wordy?

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Photo of AleGal79
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Less then a fingers worth of head calms down to very minimal lacing. Lingers with little clouds of lace and some all around the edge. Deep dark coffee coloring.

S: Cocoa is most noticeable of course, with some toasted dark chocolate and deep malts. Scents become stronger as it warms. Very nice.

T: Other then then the chocolate, it almost tastes like a big mouthful of chocolate malt balls. Transitions from milk chocolate to dark chocolate. Maltyness is def noticeable towarss the end. Very nice flavors flowing around here.

M: Very mild carbonation, leaves almost a creaminess feeling in the mouth. Bit heavy but what are porters for?

O: Very enjoyable, they've done well here. Everything works together well and everything seems to amplify as it warms.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of phishsihq
2.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter pours a deep, dark brown, opaque and nearly black, with a thin off-white head that leaves not much in the way of lacing. Dark roasty malts are predominant, with hints of cocoa, honey, and some sweetness filling out the aromas. Cocoa and chocolate are strong on the pallet, with some sweetness lingering on through the finish. Cocoa Porter features a big, bold body, and a medium-light amount of carbonation. These temps aren't supposed to be around for long, but it was a excuse to bust out a Winter warmer.


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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jagada
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.47/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from the brewpub poured into a big, heavy Big Horn Brewing pint glass.

Appearance: It's black with no light shining through. Nice 2 finger head settles down to a thin coating which lasts down to the last sip.

Smell: Cocoa, cocoa, and more cocoa with brown malt too.

Taste: Chocolate malt creamy goodness with brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Silky and light/medium body with light carbonation.

A tasty offering from the most picturesque Brewery location on the planet. Similar to a milk stout.

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Photo of 3Hops
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of ret3
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of donquixote
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of yeep
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of laymansbeerfan
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of 57md
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown to black with a ruby hue. There is only a thin head to this offering.

The faint smell of chocolate is a bit too subtle to be enticing. There is some chocolate upfront in the flavor profile, but it is not particularly bold. More important, it lacks the strong roasted character of a good porter.

There is some bitter cocoa in the finish, which is a nice way to end.

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Photo of bhawk1
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Bung
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. Darkish brown pour, some light tan head.
Aroma, Smells of the mentioned cocoa.

Taste, Quite a bit of cocoa, but not enough sweetness or maltiness to balance so it was a bit sour. Pretty clean finish.

Tad thin. Drinks ok, buy I didn't care for the sour note. Not terrible, but I think they could have done better.

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Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 458 ratings
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