Yuengling / Hershey’s - Chocolate Porter
Yuengling Brewery

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #293
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,606
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 10.69%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
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Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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One-off
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter is a fresh take on Yuengling’s 200-year-old Dark Brewed Porter. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy, for a limited time only, America’s #1 craft brewery, Yuengling, come together with America’s most iconic chocolate brand, Hershey’s, for their first-ever collaboration — Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter.
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Photo of DIM
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This tasted a lot more like Hershey's syrup than Yuengling Porter, I would have preferred the reverse. Hershey's syrup is not my preferred chocolate, but it worked well enough here.

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

On tap:
A dark brown body that isn’t as deep as some, causing it to seem a little dirty at the edges where light comes through. Head is a nice beige, with medium-sized bubbles before they fall to a more creamy ring. Lacing is good.

Smell is a combination of chocolate bar and brownie, with a fairly noticeable milk note (a sort of light “sour milk” note associated with Hershey’s chocolate). Interesting baked chocolate (brownie, rich cake) note that is pleasantly surprising, though it dominates over any beer notes.

Taste has a muted version of the nose, allowing a highly toasted grain note to carry some of the load. Not sweet, but no char [bitterness] from the dark malts, either. A medium light feel with some carbonation effervescence.

A mix of a pastry stout nose with a lighter feel and a balanced taste. Mildly unexpected makeup but a fun beer to try.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 32 oz crowler into red solo cup. Nice strong smell of chocolate, mouth feel a little on the thinner side. Slightly tin-like finish. Overall a good addition to Yuengling’s portfolio. For a really rich treat mix 50/50 with Mad Elf!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark black color, with a small white head, and a decent amount of lacing.

This smells like dark chocolate, roast, coffee, and Hershey's kisses.

This tastes exactly like you'd expect - it's a decent enough porter base with a good amount of Hershey's chocolate in there. It's got a candy chocolate sweetness, but there's also enough dark chocolate to prevent it from getting too sweet. There's some roast and coffee-like flavors, and maybe a little bit of cream.

This is medium bodied, very creamy, and pretty drinkable.

This was much better than I expected it to be. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of jgido759
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After searching for over a week, I finally had this, in of all places, a Buffalo Wild Wings!

Poured into a shaker pint glass (not surprised, given the venue), color was deep brown with a 1 finger tan head that dissipated quickly, bu did leave some lacing. Aroma was mild chocolate, but not overpowering. Taste was typical of the Yuengling Porter, with Hershey's syrup very noticeable in the finish. Sweet, but not overly so. Almost like a chocolate bar in a glass.

Overall, a very good marriage of chocolate and porter. I hope after this initial run, that they consider releasing this in bottles and cans.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(32 oz growler, sampled day after fill... shared between 2 14 oz mugs)

Shared this with my brother - he immediately suggested it simply tasted like Hershey's syrup was added, while I was on the fence about that, thinking it had more of a melted Hershey Kiss back note... the liquid was a murky black coffee (dark brown) color, decent amount of tan head rose on the pour(s)... faint essence of hot chocolate, muddled roasted grain... first sip definitely brought a firm burst of chocolate flavoring, not all that bad, not terribly sweet, with a subtle background tone of acrid roasted barley; the base flavor of the Yuengling beer most definitely obscured... mellow residual viscosity it seemed, but the added swell to its body suited the flavors (and perhaps supported the idea of a syrup addition)... going into it, I wondered if it might be similar to Samuel Smith's chocolate stout - while it had a similarity in the bold charge of chocolate flavor, this porter was a little more homebrew-like in its loose presentation... enjoyable for sure, and I will try a bottle when that's available, but this seems more like something that wouldn't be shamed or degraded by adding a scoop of vanilla hand-dipped; a novelty, nothing more (1591)

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Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

5 oz pour on tap. Appearance is milk-chocolate brown with a small head. Aroma is milk chocolate with some roasty malt. Flavor is similar. Fairly sweet, not complex. Mouthfeel is on the watery side, which I suppose is not shocking given the low ABV. Overall it's decent and delivers on what it promises to be, but is still somehow underwhelming.

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Photo of dresserinthecorn
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'll start by saying I never expected this beer to stand up to the buzz being created on the lead up to release, and I'm happy to be wrong.

It pours a rich, literal chocolate brown, that does the job of stopping light from passing through. The nose starts with heavy, sweet chocolate and ends with an equally heavy dose of bitter chocolate. No real hop or malt notes show up in the aroma, just straight chocolate (if you've ever visited Chocolate World, you'll immediately recognize the smell).
The taste is just as chocolately as the nose. It's starts with a surprisingly heavy mouthfeel which brings with it a huge dose of hershey's dark chocolate. The dark chocolate fades into the unmistakable flavor of hershey's milk chocolate. The finish leaves those lingering chocolate flavors bouncing back and forth between dry and sweet long enough to make you excited for the next sip.

Overall, I say job well done by both parties on this collaboration. It's definitely more Hershey than Yuengling but I can't really say that's a bad thing.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very excited to taste this one, huge Hershey fan! We drove to Al's Pizza of Hampton just to get a taste before heading to dinner. It has a great aroma of Hershey chocolate and the first taste was delectable. However the finish was stony and just off. Not sure. A bit of a let down, but good try.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2 pints at Romas in Pottsville this evening.

Arrives at the table in a pint glass. A bit too cold, but it warms soon enough. Dk brown body with a small off white head which persists in lesser form most of the way through. A little lacing early on.

Smells like chocolate milk, pure and simple. No roasted malt aromas, but the smell is pretty delicious.

Upon tasting, it pretty much follows the nose. There is no roasted malt, so it's a sweet drink. Goes down extremely easy. Abv, not listed here, is 5.0.

Mouth between thin and medium, so it's a bit light. There is a faint metallic taste right at the end.

Overall, easily the best beer I've had from yuengling. I have a serious sweet tooth, and am a known chocoholic, so this is right up my alley.

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Photo of psugrad98
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For a larger macro type beer, this one is very well done. I sampled this on draft (It's the only way to get it now) at a local bar in Tamaqua.

Pours dark brown/black with a foamy and creamy light brown head. The nose is unmistakably chocolate, with hints of dark roasted malt following. Taste is rich, slightly bitter with a quick flavorful whiff of chocolate that quickly turns to a roasted malt base. Very flavorful, but not too sweet. A very well balanced porter.

Yuengling's best beer has always been their porter. Even during the dark ages of macrobrews, their porter was a respite for those looking for flavor, and this does a great job of balancing the tradition of deep dark porter with hints of chocolate in a brew that is balanced, not too sweet and highly drinkable.

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Photo of Realdeal577
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in supplied cup dark, topped with a thick foamy head, and imparts a faint malty nose with light chocolote and mocha notes.
Taste is malty and light chocolate with hint of caramel to me. Mouthfeel is good, not too heavy, not too thin.

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Yuengling / Hershey’s - Chocolate Porter from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 48 ratings