Chocolate Hazelnut Porter | Heretic Brewing Company

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3.89/5
Very Good
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,242
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
322
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
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17
Gots:
77
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User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 70 | Ratings: 322
Reviews by Everydayoff:
Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a snifter.

It pours a very deep brown to black in color and tops with thick fluffy tan head that stands with good retention before gradually subsiding to a lasting bubble sheet atop and leaving some lacing patch and spot on the glass wall.

Very nutty and sweet in a nose, it is led by hazelnut at first. There comes chocolate, coffee, and caramel just slightly thereafter the nuttiness. There are also notes of vanilla, brown sugar, dark bread, fudge, and roasted participating. Some smokiness appears when it starts to warm.

The taste is still dominated all over by big sweetness of hazelnut, chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, dark bread, fudge, but much bolder with roasted profile comparing to the aroma making it not too cloying. There is slight bitterness at the end mostly from roasted malt.

The body is rather light to medium and crisp with smooth mouthfeel and moderate to quite lively carbonation through the palate. The feeling is light and just right with a dry finish.

This is like a dessert in glass with lots of hazelnut, sweet vanilla, sugar, and caramel yet typical chocolate and coffee. A very easy drinkable Stout and proper especially for the sweet tooth. Alcohol is well hidden with just subtle touch when it is warm.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of elNopalero
3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This pours a dark brown black. There's a slight hazelnut aroma Metallic finish thin bodied doesn't deliver. Somewhat of a disappointment that a larger malt backing could easily remedy.

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Photo of Bigtimejd19
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of B33rcules
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papposilenus
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leilei143
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Martyrob
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of ronricorossi
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Incredibly tasty, just wish there was a little more substance to it. Look is jet black but thin and somewhat pedestrian with just a thin white head and no lacing. Smell and taste take things to another level. Wonderful aromas of bakers chocolate, toasted malt, baked oats, dank earth, and nuttiness. Flavors of milk chocolate, hazelnut, iced coffee, dirty malt, and toasted wheat. Wonderfully sippable and flavorful. But very thin and un-robust in terms of feel and viscosity. You put the aromas and flavors of this beer into a heartier body and you have a world-class porter. As is it is just above-average.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.09/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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 hoppy91
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackieKu
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle. Bottled on 05/04/2015. Poured into tulip.

A: opaque black. Poured with thin head.
S: Definitely chocolate! The label does not lie. Some malts aroma as well. Made it smells like chocolate waffle.
T: Cocoa milk. Low bitterness. Dry.
M: medium bodied. High carbonation.
O: fairly good porter if you love chocolate.

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Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwood06
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was an after-dinner drink that I paired with dessert while my wife and I were out at a local restaurant with some friends of ours. It's very hard for me to pass up dark beers that incorporate hazelnuts, so this was a must have when I saw this on the menu.

This beer pours a pitch black hue with a creamy, tan head that is nice and persistent. Carbonation is not visible due to the opaque nature of the beer. 4.5/5 The aroma is heavy on coffee and bakers chocolate with some vanilla, smoke, charcoal, and a bit of a nutty undertone that works its way through as the beer warms. 4/5 The flavor profile is very much like the aroma with coffee, bakers chocolate, vanilla, smoke, and charcoal all playing a role. The vanilla is more pronounced here than in the aroma, plus the hazelnuts play a larger role and are more distinguishable here. The coffee note come across as cold brewed rather than espresso. Bitterness seems to be more coffee and chocolate based since there really is no hop profile to speak of. 4.5/5 This is a full bodied porter that is very heavy, but actually features a light carbonation burn to it. There is some drying and a light lingering dryness after swallowing. 4/5 This is a very flavorful porter that delivers on its namesake. It really is a dessert in a glass, just like the description, and pairs well with the sweet desserts that we had that night. 4.25/5

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Photo of Jobin_24
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goopy
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Lmr02011
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%

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Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 322 ratings