Chocolate Hazelnut Porter | Heretic Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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309 Ratings
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterChocolate Hazelnut Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States
hereticbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate Hazelnut Porter, or CHP as we call it, is a dessert in a glass. It is a rich, robust porter bursting with luscious chocolate and hazelnut. Notes of coffee and caramel round out this delicious treat.

Added by mentor on 10-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,844
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
309
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DLD - bottle share; 5/19/2018

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wc94wc
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kflorence
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful on the pour with a thick, frothy off-white head. Dissipates with lacing as you drink. Smells of roasty chocolate, nuts, sweet, dark fruit and some floral/spicy hoppiness. Taste is pretty much identical to the nose; bitter, roasty chocolate up front, climaxing to a sweet, floral hoppiness on the swallow and finishing crisp with lingering chocolate maltiness on the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some chewiness, but comes off a bit thin. Overall a solid porter that delivers on the characteristics of its name, if a bit simplistic or one-dimensional.

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Photo of Roguer
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Huge head production. Fair retention leaving behind clumps of frothy lacing.

Nose is robust and roasty. Hazelnut and chocolate are present but restrained.

Flavor is a touch thin, but features the same notes as the nose. Chocolate is very light, coming through mostly on the back half. Hazelnut is nice but not particularly strong. Roasted malt is really the primary tone, with notes of coffee, caramel, and red grapes.

Smooth, lively, and right on point for a 7% brew.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzman
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

World Class!

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Canning date is stamped as '08/14/18'.
Cola brown colored body. Light tan colored, creamy head, with a good prescence of bubbles. Leaves behind a thin film of lacing.
Aroma is chocolate and oily hazel nuts.
Taste is dark roasted malts with milk chocolate and a nut like flavor, favoring hazelnuts.
Medium mouth feel, with some creaminess. Good carbonation.
Very smooth drinking porter. The chocolate flavor is rather familiar but not so with the hazelnuts. A little sweet but not overly so, and a porter without a lot of bitterness.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deac83
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurphDog14
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 650mL bottle into 20oz tulip glass. Bottling date is 12/08/17, so not the freshest.

Look: Pours medium to dark brown. Not sure why, but resembles cola. Half in head formed that is off-white, which dissipated rather quickly. Prominent lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Hazelnut up front, then the fusion of chocolate and malt. Pretty solid smell.

Taste: follows the nose, with hazelnut and malt being the dominant forces within the taste. Not getting too much chocolate. There is an off-putting metallic taste in this beer, perhaps due to the age. It is strong enough to where I am not really enjoying it.

Feel: Feel is light bodied, with moderate carbonation. Wish there was more body to this beer.

Overall: I was really looking forward to trying this beer, but I think mine was a little too old. The metallic taste and thin body made it not all that desirable. I will have to try fresher and re-review.

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours coffee colored with a thick beige head; nice retention and splashy lacing

Smell: Milk chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla

Taste: Milk chocolate forward with the hazelnut and vanilla flavors developing; hints of roast appear in the middle, checking the sweetness and providing balance to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice adjunct beer that impresses with balance

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Photo of portlandmonk
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 309 ratings