CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter | Heretic Brewing Company

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255 Ratings
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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut PorterCHP - Chocolate 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
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Rihup
1.4/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of shan72984
1.48/5  rDev -61.8%

Photo of whatsajessica
2/5  rDev -48.3%

Photo of ericat78
2.33/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of ThurmondTX
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of Seattleman
2.92/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of ADZA
2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a rich dark dark brown hue with a bubbly two finger head not bad looking but not out of this world,the smell is strong hazelnut and light chocolate along with dark berries not much else gets a look in really,the mouthfeel is light bodied and a tad overcarbonated and the tastes are hazelnut,milk chocolate finished with a soft herbal hop bitterness and overall I'm abit let down in this one and wouldn't buy it again cheers.

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Photo of Stewinator
2.99/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of crob3888
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jj311
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Pours a beautiful black color with a one finger head lacking retention. Chocolate and hazelnut are present and notable in the aroma along side alcohol. A Nutty flavor up front provides a lingering bitterness to compliment chocolate.

Overall this is a drinkable brew but there isn't much too it. It lacks in complexity and dimension.

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Photo of KlayWey
3.04/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of elNopalero
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
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 TruePerception
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Heretic's Chocolate Hazelnut Porter. 7% ABV.

A: Black in the glass. Slightly lighter black in the dimple, with a dark golden brown edge. Two fingers of cocoa brown head. Slightly thin lacing. Decent sheeting.

S: Mostly dark coffee, with a bit of char. Just a hint of chocolate hazelnut. Slight cigarette, indicating too much hopping. This doesn't have me overwhelmingly confident...

T/MF: Slightly creamy texture. Cigarette ash is more present on the palate. Again, just a touch of chocolate hazelnut. The coffee and char are much lighter here.

This is a huge disappointment! Hopefully it will improve as it warms up some more.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dgilks
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark black colour with a smooth tan head. Poor head retention. Some lacing.

Roasty smooth with a touch of chocolate. A little nutty but not a lot really going on.

Dull. Very light malt and roast. Touches of chocolate but nothing pops. The flavour is really flat and monotone.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine for style but doing nothing here.

Again, this beer is just flat on the palate with a lack of interesting flavour popping up and grabbing attention.

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Photo of Steve78
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Zorro
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear brown colored ale with a small brown colored head.

Smells strongly of chocolate and nuts. Scents of patent malt and char.

Starts out sweet and tasting strongly of chocolate and nuts. After taste of caramel. Faint coffee and charcoal flavors.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a competent porter but nothing to rave about,

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Photo of mentor
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a thin layer of fine head over a pitch liquid with dark brown edgings when held to light. Smells like peanut-butter. Actually, more like Ben & Jerry's made a Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. Clean chocolate over sugary peanut-butter. Not much else.

Tastes very peanut-butter with chocolate and cream beneath. The peanut-butter is quite dry; not sweet candy-like as the nose suggested. The chocolate is also a bit dry, but there is a non-descript sweet that is disconnected from the two primary flavors. With searching I get mild roast and some cherry sour. This beer is too sharply carbonated and the fine drying sting leaves the beer astringent in the finish. Pretty unpleasant. I will swirl to release carbonation (it's not highly carbonated) and share more details. Yes, much more pleasant with the carbonation gone, but it still tastes like peanut-butter, rather than hazelnut. Not much here in the way of a porter. Not sure what kind of porter these things were added to, so hard to judge to style. Medium-thick in the mouth and drying in the finish.

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Photo of travolta
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kayakandbeer
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Rifugium
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Khyber.

Served in a tulip. Black in color--or at least it appeared that way in the dim light of the bar--with a thin head; not much in retention or lacing. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, light nuttiness. Similar in the taste, dark malts, moderate roast, caramel and hazelnut sweetness that wasn't overbearing. Body was medium, about right for an average porter. Decent overall, but not something I'd reach for again.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of leilei143
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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