Hershey's Chocolate Porter
Yuengling Brewery

Hershey's Chocolate PorterHershey's Chocolate Porter
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From:
Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American Porter
Ranked #337
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,014
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 14.21%
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
233
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
Added:
Oct 01, 2019
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  51
SCORE
86
Very Good
Hershey's Chocolate PorterHershey's Chocolate Porter
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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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is one of my go to readily available porters. A subtle porter with nice hershey chocolate notes. The chocolate does not over power but compliments the rest if the brew.
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Split a bottle and it was a perfect after dinner dessert beer, with the right amount of sweetness from the Hershey's Chocolate flavor. It tasted like Hershey's Chocolate Syrup as it faded, with malty, roasted grains, cocoa powder, bitter baker's chocolate, metallic notes but no hops to speak of. Very thin and watery, even for a porter, but overall it tasted and smelled really nice.
Friday at 07:36 PM
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Rated by Leetenant from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tastey. Maybe 2 or 3 in one sitting.
Tuesday at 07:24 AM
 
Rated: 3.79 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Nov 17, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bought a bottle of this beer on a whim the other day. It is tasty but too thin to be something memorable.

Poured into a tulip glass. Clear dark brown with a very brief brown head and little lacing. The smell and taste pretty much live up to the name, but the beer is way too thin for this beer. Anyway, probably not a repeater.
Nov 15, 2022
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a bottle. Opaque dark brown color with a few brown bubbles. Smells of roasted malt and milk chocolate. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Milk chocolate flavor with some roasted malt notes and light hop bitterness on the finish. Pretty good! Seemed appropriate to grab a Pennsylvania collaboration for the World Series.
Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Hershey’s Chocolate Porter from Yuengling. Purchased at Spec’s. DeZavala, SAT, 01/11/22. $ 12.80 (Including tax)/6 pack of 12 oz bottles ($ 0.178/oz). Room temperature shelf at store, stored at 40 degrees at home. Reviewed 02/11/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Undated bottles. Served at 48.7 degrees in a hand washed and dried Baltica glass. Final temperature 56.3 degrees.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Peach, clear. Final pour peach and muddy.
Body – Brown (SRM 20), opaque. Under direct light, murky.
Head – Average (Maximum three cm, aggressive center pour), brown, medium density and fizzy, quickly diminishing to a broken ring of single bubbles and no cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3– Faint chocolate. No hops, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 3 – Slightly bitter chocolate, although that might be the malt. No malt, no yeast, no hops. No ethanol (4.7 % ABV as marked on label) aroma or taste. No gastric warming occurs. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 2.75 (After deducting 0.25 point for undated bottle) Very average brew – at least it’s cheap.
Nov 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown, light barely passes on the edge. Modest head and no lace, really the only flaw.

Rich, rich chocolate smell. It’s like an actual hot cocoa smell-wise.

Think chocolate milk, both in taste and body (except for the moderate carbonation)). While not overly sweet, I would still describe it as closest to milk chocolate. The finish is more of the same which creates a shorter aftertaste.
Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by bundy462 from Texas

Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.68 by mamaraza from Texas

Oct 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by Mortarforker from Texas

Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by TBoneJones from Texas

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Friend of family left one after dropping by. Looks bad, flat and just there….smells like not much, but I’ll be- it tastes like a chocolate porter. Drinkable. Feels full enough with low carbonation.
Oct 26, 2022
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Looks terrible, murky dark brown. Extremely loose brown head with zero retention. Not sure you can even call it a head, more like soap bubbles.
Smells ok, milk chocolate, maybe some coffee, just not much of either.
Tastes surprisingly good, semisweet chocolate, roasted coffee, slightly sweet.
It’s very thin and watery for the style, only a slight bitterness that lingers. If you’re scared of dark beers, this is the most unthreatening I’ve ever had. It’s drinkable, I might even get it again.
Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
NOTE: It seems that a lot of these reviews are based off of traditional Yuengling as a baseline, my review is based off porters in general, as opposed to Yuengling lager. I am from Colorado after all...

Appearance is a bit disappointing with a fizzy brown head that quickly dissipates. Body is a very hazy darker brown, like chocolate.

Aroma is of molten bakers chocolate. Slightly bitter and very chocolatey and dark.

The taste is once again very chocolatey and actually a bit sweet. Some roasted barley is present but it is very grainy and only adds a cereal sweetness to it all.

Feel is carbonated and drinkable, but nothing to write home about. For the style it's light.

Overall this is a fun beer and I could see it being great for fall parties. Very obviously chocolatey and sweet (not like it was sweetened but still) this is definitely a Hersheypark chocolate beer.
Oct 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a dark brown color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to leave a bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of a roasted and toasted malt smell mixed with a rather strong showing of milk chocolate and caramel. Along with these aromas comes notes of vanilla and crème as well as some almost pasty like aromas. Overall, it has a somewhat chocolate cake like smell.
Taste – The taste starts out with a rather strong showing of a milk chocolate and roasted malt flavor mixed with a good deal of caramel and brown sugar. There is a touch of nut and vanilla upfront, both of which get a tad stronger as the taste advances. At the same time the milk chocolate gets stronger as well, but at the expense of some of the roastiness. With the transitioning of the flavors that occurs, one is left with a moderately roasty and somewhat malty, semi- sweet milk chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the more chewy and thick side for a 4.7 % abv brew, with a carbonation level that is lower. For the rich dark chocolate flavors and the dark nature of the brew the feel is great and makes for a nice sipper.
Overall – A rather decent milk chocolate porter overall. I would have liked a tad more roastiness, but overall it drank real easy and had a good flavor profile fore a brew of only 4.7 % abv. Would buy again.
Oct 21, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.8 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Oct 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.67 by Jerid from Florida

Sep 10, 2022
 
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle
Bottle Date: ???
Glassware: 12-oz nonic pint glass
Temp at Pour: 49.8 F


Look:
Black and opaque. 2 frothy/bubbly tan head that dissipates to nothing very quickly. No lacing.

Smell:
Semi-sweet and milk chocolate scents dominate the nose. The chocolate reminds me of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup or Hershey's Cocoa (imagine!). Some nuttiness is present, helpings things so smell like chocolate covered nuts. Mildly roasted grains peek through here and there.

Taste:
Similar to the nose, but with more noticeable roasted grains. These supply a very light note of coffee. Some bitterness appears later in the sip as does some roasted corn but the sip has an overall sweetness to it. Things seem somewhat off-balance.

Feel:
Smooth. Body is a medium-light

Overall:
A drinkable, sweet, dessert version of Yuengling Porter. I know that some others really enjoy this beer, but it doesn't do it for me. Which is interesting because I do like (for what it is) the base Yuengling Porter. The beer isn't bad - it did seem to get better the more that I drank of it. It's just not my jam, as it were. If you like dessert beers (or chocolate beers) this beer may be to your liking.
Jun 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.45 by kp7 from Massachusetts

May 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
look...Black with a tan head> a crap load of debris in the pour
Smell...Light hint of hops and earth. Not really a factor
Taste...sweet bitter chocolate dry in that order and inviting with drinkability. A nice balance I was not expecting. Pretty pleasant. Reminded me an English porter like Sammy Smith
Feel...A slick thin feel that is very appealing to me in this particular style. Prickly medium to low carbonation
Overall...This beer was a little better than I thought despite its shitty appearance, Seems like an amateur move for such an old brewery. Could be the age but eh... Not bad give it a shot fresh
May 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by Johnlippi88 from Tennessee

May 13, 2022
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Rated by ChrisST12803 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Smooth porter with slight chcocolate notes. Almost dark enough to be a stout in appearance. Smooth tasting, rolls across the tongue nicely.
May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I got a 6pck of this beer from my local meijer store. It poured an opaque dark with thin tan ring head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had milk chocolate goodness. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with milk chocolate presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Mar 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2022
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Rated by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not a huge blast of chocolate as expected but noticeable. Typical creamy porter taste. I'd get this again!
Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Skabiski from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Decent porter with light chocolate notes. I don't know how old the bottle I tried was, as it took me a while to find a single. Reddish brown with the smell of chocolate. Taste follows nose. Fairly light body with an OK flavor.
Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Appearance. Very dark, nearly opaque, reddish-brown with a decent beige head.

For me, both the aroma and the flavor present a clash of hops and chocolate. Not actually bad but a far cry from such excellent alternatives as Youngs Double Chocolate.
Mar 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2022
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up recently at Gary’s in Wayne as I never had this before. This was pretty much what I'd thought would taste like and although it was a bit gimmicky, it was fine to kick back with as the alcoholic content was low and it had more than enough chocolate in it to please this imbiber!

Of course, this poured a cola brown with a mocha head that offset the liquid nicely, but settled quickly. No lacing was left behind as this was a bit thinner than I would have liked. Lots of milk chocolate in the mild nose with syrup and sarsaparilla in the mix. Cream and toffee came through in the taste as that did remind me of Yuengling's flagship beer. A bit too much sediment was floating in this as the mouthfeel was full and bit cloying and softly slick on my palate afterwards with the carbonation being lively and not overpowering in the least.

No date was on the label anywhere and this felt more like a liquid Hershey's bar more than anything else. Yes, there are better porters out there but if you're in these parts, why not give it a go? It's different, fun, and easy to kick back with - especially when a solid dessert isn't available!
Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a single from TW-Greenville, SC 10-30-21 for $2.29. Bottled 9-9-21; consumed 2-7-21.

Beer poured dark brown with a very nice tan head.

Nose has light cocoa and lightly kilned malts.

Taste is nicely balanced, very light malt base has a very nice light touch of chocolate adjunct. Finishes hopped enough to balance out excess sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and kind of refreshing.

Overall the Hershey's adjunct is incorporated very well. Given the low abv it could be considered sessionable but for me it is a one and done. Would have again in the future if offered!
Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Taiga1 from Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I didn't think I would like this as I generally avoid Stouts and heavier styles. But this beer really hits it out of the park for me; it's quite light for a porter, but still is a full well rounded beer. If you have a chance to try this I would highly recommend it.
Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

2.46/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Not expecting much from this
Wow, screw top?! Light fizzy head, little lacing, low retention, dark murky brown color

Nose is weird, a gluten sorghum bread dough thing, mild unhappy skunky like lager note, fake chocolate, chocolate syrup

Taste has a lot of the chocolate syrupy and fake chocolate flavor, a bit of a icy fudgesicle thing you get as a kid, some bitter thing but not like a nice bitter hop character, chocolate powder, no real base beer somehow on top of all that

Mouth is med bod syrupy like chocolate syrup, light carb

Overall this was about as bad as I expected, so really bad
Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.49 by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Feb 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Jan 15, 2022
Hershey's Chocolate Porter from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 372 ratings