Hershey's Chocolate Porter
Yuengling Brewery

Hershey's Chocolate PorterHershey's Chocolate Porter
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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #418
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,219
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 14.25%
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
316
From:
Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  16
Gots
  44
SCORE
87
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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Whyteboar from Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure if I got a bad 6 pack but I didn’t get chocolate out of this at all.
Looks good, smelled okay (more coffee than chocolate) but not the sweet chocolate that others report getting. Rather disappointed as I really wanted the Hershey’s chocolate goodness!

Monday at 02:07 AM
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OldChattanoga from West Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If your favorite candy bar is a Hershey’s with almonds and you happen to like good beer, then this is one of the best parts of the fall season. I don’t know why this beer is not a year round release yet. I get that it’s not the first beer someone would reach for on a hot summer day but damn, I would bet that it would sell just as good in the summer or spring as it does in the fall and winter months. Has the dark chocolate note of Hershey’s but also is tame to remain a porter tasting beer. The Hershey’s sweetness kicks in every once in a while and it’s very nice. Something you can look forward to when fall arrives. Get it while you can.

Nov 24, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

L---Opaque, darkest brown color. Medium khaki head faded quickly to a ring and left minimal lacing.

S---Malty. Chocolate, obviously.

T---Chocolate, like a chocolate cake. Nothing else really going on, but they didn't advertise anything but the chocolate.

F---Creamy with medium mouthfeel and light carbonation.

O---I tried this b/c I'm in eastern PA and it would be a crime not to try it. It was ok.

Nov 22, 2021
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Nerrthedrunk

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm aiming this at the regular guy that can't stand the hoity toity beer reviews When I read beer or whiskey reviews and I see them say "I taste bits of cherry wood and bits of Legos from 1983" I think "wtf". That being said, this stuff tastes more like chocolate than beer. While I wish the chocolate taste was a little stronger, it's still an awesome beer. It is a little thicker in the mouth than a regular beer... Think like 2% milk. I wouldn't drink this less than very cold because it taste better the colder it gets. Alright bye

Nov 15, 2021
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of Hershey's chocolate. Fairly sweet with some toffee and caramel, too. Lots of chocolate taste but not syrupy sweet.

Nov 15, 2021
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AccipiterofBeer from New York

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint.

L: 3.75. Very dark. Slight translucency toward the bottom. Tan head that dissipates.
S:. 4. Very nice. Sweet chocolate. Roasted malts. Maybe some lactose or fluff.
T: 4. This is indeed a chocolatey porter, but the chocolate is no overbearing. It still tastes like beer.
F: 4. Nice medium mouthfeel. Smooth,
O: 4. Really enjoy this. Pennsylvania in a glass.

Nov 06, 2021
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nitoy from District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(Ratings above are for On Draft)
I really don't like Yeungling Lager, Stout, or Black and Tan at all. I am also not a fan of Hershey's Kisses, but *man* this they got right. The only drawback IMHO is that the draft is *way* better than the bottles, but that is very hard to find, even in the Delaware Valley.

Nov 06, 2021
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DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

2.82/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I dunno - either I find this one to be way overrated on BA or I purchased a bad 6-pack. Look is a dark reddish brown with thin beige head. Lots of leftover yeast (i hope) floating around. Smell is barely perceptible but some chocolate and toffee. Taste is artificially sweet - like a squirt of Hershey's chocolate syrup. Some coffee notes. Pretty effervescent. Strange beer.. and doesnt really fit my idea of what a porter is

Nov 05, 2021
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teromous from Virginia

2.53/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't see a date listed on the bottle or the label.

Appearance: It has a black body with short, fizzy, tan head. It doesn't have much retention and leaves no lacing.

Aroma: There's a light aroma of burnt wood to the beer.

Taste: Up front there is a slightly acrid burnt flavor. Towards the middle the acrid character becomes a little more woody in character. The back of the palate and aftertaste is bitter and burnt carbon character. There is a very faint sweetness that pops in well after the bitterness has dissipated in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It rests towards the middle to upper edge of light bodied. A very light slickness to the beer. Feels devoid of character on the palate.

Overall: The label states that this is a "PORTER WITH NATURAL FLAVORS" and touts the brand "HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE" as well. The beer grossly misses the mark when it comes to chocolate. It smells and tastes nothing like chocolate in any form. The beer just tastes like roasted grain. As a porter it is even lackluster. It's not a beer I would buy again or recommend. The advertising of Hershey's Chocolate is misleading.

Nov 04, 2021
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went into this pretty exited once I first heard about it and now able to find it around most places selling beer. Color is a nice deep dark interesting for the low ABV but I can see it's a bit overcarbonated from the get go. Smell is nice no strong roast chocolate seems there a bit more Cocoa powder but nothing offensive. Taste was good sometimes thinking the intal Cocoa powder because of the porter base other times I agree with most reminding me of dark chocolate but no off flavors or tannic flavors to speak of. Body is great silky smooth easy to sip or glue but chugging is an issue because of the carbonation.

Overall I am impressed and even though this is no replacement for the traditional lager I love if I see it again cold I would most likely revisit. Good stuff!

Nov 03, 2021
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Opaque black. One finger of khaki head that immediately dissipates.

Smell: Hershey's chocolate, with a light roast grain backing.

Smell: Actual believable Hershey milk chocolate, albeit mild, surrounded by a metallic roast malt flavor. Almost no bitterness, but not really sweet.

Mouthfeel: Full, with decent carbonation.

Overall: Props to them for having real Hershey's flavor, but it's overall one-note and uninteresting beyond that.

Nov 01, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent head production but poor retention. Body is a dark, nutty brown, mostly clear but with some sediment.

Cola-forward nose. Notes of prune, raisin, chocolate, nuts, banana, toast.

Similar on the palate. It's a relatively thin porter, expected given the ABV. Light roast and toasty notes. Cola, nuts, banana, toast, toffee. The chocolate really comes on strong on the back third, after most of the sip has run its course. As the beer warms, more of the chocolate flavor moves to the front of the sip. It's a very tasty; the chocolate is very complementary.

Nov 01, 2021
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ohbigun from West Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. chilled bottle poured in slightly chilled mug.

L: Dark brown, a moderate amount of carbonation. Very thin beige head on pour. 4.5

S: Sweet smell, slight hint of chocolate. 4.0

T: Again, a bit sweet. A bit roasty. Slight bitterness. Chocolate really shines. Really reminds me of the taste of Hershey's chocolate syrup. Very yummy, tastes like dessert. Not overly heavy like some of this style. 3.75

F: Crisp, refreshing. 3.75

O: I bought a 6-pack and I rate it higher each time I drink one. Hasn't been a struggle to drink them. Will probably purchase more next time they are released. 4.0

Oct 31, 2021
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PathofChaos from Maryland

3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:
An impressively dark ebon, ruined by what looks like chunks of sawdust floating in it. Has a sandy brown noggin’ that’s level as manicured landscape with surprisingly stable retention.

Bouquet:
Mild dark malts with a tactful whiff of roasted barley, given a discreet drizzle of Hershey’s syrup. Pleasant, subtle, balanced. I’m almost not afraid to drink it.

Feel:
A pleasingly smooth medium, like gliding your hand over a satin pillowcase except in your mouth. Carbonation acts like a reliable co-worker: consistent, timely, and enduring. Clean and happily too ample for crisp. Dark, semi-sweet linger.

Taste:
An even-keel roster of roasty malts, baked barley, and delicately shaved milk chocolate, brought to absolute ruin by a backend of oxidized aluminum and burnt sulfides. As the porter decants, the aftertaste mutates into what could best be described as: wet dog. If you’re the patient sort, this ugly surprise DOES RELENT after 15+ minutes but wow, what a bad first impression, especially when the start is so promising.

Overall:
It would be cleanly yummy if not for the upsetting aftertaste. It’s like tax season: you can only pretend it doesn’t exist up to the point where you’re forced to deal with it again. And yet, once that gnarly offense dissipates, this porter is pretty good, so I can’t altogether discredit it. A good drink for when you’re distracted, playing a video game or watching a movie. I would probably buy it again.

Oct 29, 2021
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Spade from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A well-made chocolate porter. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but probably acceptable for the style. Seems to be a touch over-carbonated; I would love to try this on nitro.

Oct 24, 2021
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izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy black. Light brown foam. Light chocolate aroma. A nice roasted malt body. Slightly smokey. Hershey chocolate bar finish. Not too sweet. Much better than expected. I would drink this again...and again.

Oct 24, 2021
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark murky chocolate look with a darker tan colored head. Scent is malty with some chocolate on the edge, pretty decent. Somewhat sweet with the chocolate in there and thinner than it looks
For sure. Almost crisp in that the flavor dissipated quickly and I was left with a bitter finish. Not bad at all.

Oct 24, 2021
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Tacoma223 from New York

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very very weird beer. On the nose you get a dark chocolate/ carbonated beer smell. On the tip of the tongue you get a nice lightly carbonated beer. Back of the tongue a lot of vanilla / dark chocolate notes it’s unique to say the very least. Not bad at all but just plain weird.

Oct 21, 2021
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ZeroHero

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark brown appearance but cannot comment on head and lacing as I had this straight from the bottle.

Smell: Sweet malt with Hershey's chocolate pervading the smell.

Taste: It tastes like I would expect, like a Hershey's bar blended with a porter. Light to medium bodied.

Feel: Very smooth, light carbonation.

Overall: A great porter and one I can see picking up now and then when it comes into season. Light and very drinkable!

Oct 11, 2021
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LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a dimple mug.
L: Pours a deep dark brown with a 1.5" sudsy tan head that recedes to a dry soapy head. Mild carbonation and no lacing.
S: Bitter dark baking chocolate, cocoa powder, light molasses, dark roasted toasted caramelized malts, light vanilla and slightly nutty.
T: Light wet bitter chocolate, metallic chocolate syrup, skim milk, cola and faint pecan. Slightly thin and chocolate lingers. Faint orange zest and it is lightly sweet.
F: Vaguely tawny with light bitterness for a semi-dry med-light bodied mouthfeel with a fast finish.
O: A very good tasting chocolate porter that is not too heavy with flavor and is overall light in body. It is chocolate forward, very satisfying and is very good in it's style.

Oct 11, 2021
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BigIronH from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark caramel not quite black with big cola colored head, very bubbly like a soda. Aroma is chocolate syrup and sweet malt. Taste follows suit. Okay beer but one dimensional.

Oct 09, 2021
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a nice hershey's chocolate color with a modest light chocolate color head that slowly reduces to a thin, light brown layer. The nose gets chocolate. The mouth gets chocolate flavor with roasted malt notes. Smooth in the mouth as well.

Oct 07, 2021
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bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks fantastic, with a tight tan head and delicious opaque black color. Some lacing down the Porter glass. Isn’t a lot on the nose. A bit metallic, which is this quality beer’s only drawback. Has a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Roasted nutty chocolate on the palate and surprisingly slick. Toffee shines through as well. Nothing cloying, which I actually expected. This is a fine stab at the style by America’s oldest brewery. Cheers!

Oct 07, 2021
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mikeinportc from New York

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A single from a co-worker. Thanks, Amy! :)

Pours a used motor-oil-brown, with 1 1/2 fingers of tan head.

Right when I popped it open, I got a whiff of dark chocolate, from arm's length away. :) Up close, it smells of toasted nuts, a slight (singed) woody aroma, and just a hint of unsweetened chocolate. The opening scent (of chocolate)was the strongest, before it quickly dissipated.

The opening taste is light chocolate, that also lingers after finish . In between there is cola, coffee, toasted nuts (pecan+walnut), toasted brown bread, and a slight tang. Light bitterness.

Feel is medium , surprisingly so given the abv, with moderate, fine carbonation tingle, and a slightly drying finish.

Overall, a pleasant surprise. :) The chocolate is not overdone, nor is this as sweet as might be expected. In fact it leans to the drier side of the porter spectrum. I'll be getting more. :)

Oct 01, 2021
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Nearly opaque black body, a bit of red-brown highlight, and a light tan head, sticky lacing.

S - First sniff full of butyric acid, and while that fades as it warms, showing a cocoa and roasted malt thread beneath, it cannot be ignored. This is one to sniff shallowly.

T - The good news here is that the beer is cleaner on the tongue, with a big hit of chocolate and toasted bread. The finish comes across as dark coffee acidity and bitterness. Tastes decent.

M - Clean, crisp and very smooth, with just a bit of acidity lingering in the close.

O - Interesting to try, but the nose is a real mark against. I tend to avoid most Hersey's due to the heavy hit of butyric acid, so I was skeptical, but my brother gave me an extra and I got a chance to try. Better than I expected.

Jul 12, 2021
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