Chocolate Porter | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

19 Ratings

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GClarkage on 03-15-2005

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of flexabull
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the all mighty Billy Goat Tavern in Mt. Shasta.

Beer pours a dark brown color with a nice off white head.

Aromas are of dark roasted malts and bitter chocolates.

Taste follows the aromas. Full porter flavors, dark roasted malts, slightly sweet creamy malts, and some slight coffee flavors. Chocolate notes are there, slightly sweet, but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is good. Nice full feeling.

Drinkability is good. This is an interesting porter that is well worth trying.

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Photo of osi
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Dark brown with decent lacing.

S - Dark malts, very sweet with slight hops. Hops were good and dank though.

T - Chocolate, dark malts, caramel, molasses with slight hops.

M - Medium to heavy with little carbonation.

D - Good to try, but I probably would not get again.

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Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. The Chocolate Porter pours a deep black, with a slight ruby color. Nice tan head on top that lingers for a whil and retains about and eighth of an inch. Very nice lacing. Very nice chocolate and coffee aromas, very faint sweetness. Some sweet breakfast malts. Nice mellow chocolate flavors, hints of coffee, and light on the hops as expected. Nice complement on the sweet malts that make this a nice porter. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with a nice carbonation level. This is a very good flavored porter. I could drinks several of these.

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Photo of atsprings
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served a very dark brown that showed some ruby highlights when held to light. There was a thin tan head that diminished to a ring. The aroma was some brown malts and a hint of chocolate. The taste was a decent amount of sweet chocolate against a nice malt backbone with an interesting hop bitterness right behind. The beer was light and refreshing and quite enjoyable, this is one they need to consider bottling.

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Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cole's. Well chocolate is in and here is another one, it does bolden a regular porter taste. Sweet lighter side mouthfeel. Mocha head on dark brown. Bittersweet chocolate but sweet stoutish flavour, moderately acidic which does not get covered by all of the sweetness and chocolate.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Something new on tap at the Pizza Plant on Main,poured from the tap a deep dark brown with some noticeable ruby tint a thinner but well formed almond colored head atop.Mild roastiness and bitter chocolate in the nose mainly,well rounded flavors with nothing hitting to hard everything seemed in blaance very roasted up front with a just as hefty earthiness that hits midway thru to the finish,the chocolate comes thru in lightly sweet traces even more so in the finish that lingers well.A solid porter the chocolate isnt overdone it lends just enough sweetness to balance the dry earthy tone,very nice.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on tap at Lucky Baldwin's March 2007
This beer sits with a frothy, brown tinged tan head that starts out about a half-finger in thickness. It sits atop a dark, chocolate brown, brilliantly clear beer. There is a faint chocolate nose to this brew, that really asks for a sip to get a sense of this beers character.

There is a fairly solid chocolate taste here; perhaps a hint of alcohol as well. The beer is quite dry initially, with a slightly bitter, cocoa driven finish that also has just a hint of roast coffee character to it. This beer is fairly light bodied and is definitely quite easy drinking. Sweet malty notes accentuate the chocolate character, which is akin to chocolate malt ball candies. This is interesting and tasty, but lacks the malt complexity and depth that I would want in a great beer.

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Photo of MiScusi
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, CA. Poured a dark dark brown but with the ability to shine light through on the corners. The beer was poured with no head, but it left ok lacing. Smell was nice and roasty and chocolatey, the taste was very tastey chocolate malt. Moutfeel was a bit light and maybe too carbonated but barely so. Drinkability was good as this was very tastey.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

March 2005- Had on tap at the Toronado in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- Served in a standard pint glass from the tap.

Appearance- Nice black colored liquid, tight white firm head and average lacing.

Smell- Burnt malt and a light dark chocolate scent.

Taste- The chocolate was more subduded than I was expecting in this one. There was a bit of dark chocolate, but not a ton. I would say the malt and nutty aspects came through more than the chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Fairly creamy and a bit higher than average carbonation I would like for a porter.

Drinkability- I just wish it had more of a chocolate background to it. I've had several regular porters that have had more chocolate taste than this one. Still, not a bad brew.

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Chocolate Porter from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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