CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter | Heretic Brewing Company

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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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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 11/13/15.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, toasted hazelnut, and vanilla bean aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, hazelnut, vanilla, earth, and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Used to be a big fan of The Brewing Network, so I've been dying to try some of Heretic's beers, and now they are finally coming to MA so I can. Bottled 2/05/16,

Pours a big darker fluffy 1.5 finger head that fades semi slowly, big soapy lacing, pitch black beer.

Nose explodes with hazelnuts, nutty in general, some dark chocolate cocoa, toasted nuts, toasted cocoa beans, a little lush creamy chocolate, a little caramel and toffee sweetness, an earthiness as well.

Taste brings more toasted hazelnuts but not as dominant, roasted nuts in general as well, with some creamy milk chocolate and toasted cocoa, a little biscuity malt and toffee, caramel sweet note, an almost lactose creamy milk chocolate, lush chocolate, and a touch of bitterness. Finish is drier but sticky, lingering toasted hazelnuts and lots of creamy milk chocolate.

Mouth is med bod but creamy lush, decent carb.

Overall not bad, delivers what it promises, plenty of creamy milk chocolate, toasted roasted hazelnuts, some beer aspects left but gets a little too much into the flavorings.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Bottled 10 Nov. 2014.

A: Pours near black with a short light brown head. Poor head retention soon left only a ring but there was some spotty lacing.

S: Rich chocolate initially followed by a stronger nutty hazelnut note with a hint of peanuts. Black bread in the background. Exceptionally pleasant mix of well balanced aromatics.

Taste: the dark and sweet chocolate is more evident here compared to the roasted nut flavors. The hazelnut does linger on in the aftertaste. Lightly and appropriately sweet. Dark roasted grains with a faint smokiness become more apparent as the ale warms.

Feel: Medium bodied; very smooth; medium carbonation.

O: A solid porter with restrained and well balanced contributions from chocolate and hazelnut. The blend overall slightly favors the hazelnuts, but even together these are scream FLAVORED beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 6/24/2016 at Natty Greeneā€™s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of chocolate, hazelnuts and coffee. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is clean for the style.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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 dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep brown color where light shines through the center. It appears to be clear. Lasting beige head with random minor spots throughout the glass for lace.

The smell is truly like chocolate and hazelnuts. Think Nutella flavored hot chocolate.

The taste starts like powdered cocoa with a dryness I wasn't expecting given the smell. Light cream initially. The swallow has a bit of a bitter bite but it is largely nondescript. I also get a metallic taste that is a bit distracting. The aftertaste is relatively short and is similar to the aftertaste of chocolate milk. Full bodied with a low level of carbonation.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this bottle at Barley Mow, enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a glass shared with tenderbranson69

The color is black opaque with pale tan head with fine bead and moderately good head retention, but no real lace. The smell is interesting lots of cocoa and nutty hazelnut but not an intensely sweet smell more creamy with almost vanilla and light earthy scent with subtle malt in the back with cocoa and hazelnut combination almost like nutella. The feel is great with toasted and moderately high carbonation with light bitterness and moderate sweetness in the middle with low alcohol and mostly dry malt texture in the finish.

The flavor is great with malt base that has roasted and caramel with lots of hazelnut and cocoa in the taste and although the flavors are delivered not quite dessert-like but definitely has the porter style nailed which I appreciate. There is a faintly earthy cocoa and delicious hazelnut nutty flavor with slight caramel toward the end with an almost candy-bar/nutella combination. I like how the cocoa flavor feels fresh and augments the malt instead of overwhelming the base beer as can be the case sometimes. This is a creamy quaffable brew -not standard in any way -very worthy. An excellent adjunct beer that doesn't overdue it on the adjuncts, Cheers Heretic!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a brownish black with hazelnut highlights and a foamy, light, filmy, light tan head. Aromas of rich hazelnut coffee, bittersweet baker's chocolate, creme highlights, subtle smoke, and roasted overtones. Flavors are bitter and richly sweet forward, with chocolate and coffee forward, tangy hazelnut and caramel, hints of vanilla and campfire, and earthy undertones. The richly sweet and smoky carry through into the aftertaste on a dry and robust body. The finish is dry and smooth, with a decent smoky sweet and slightly bitter linger. Very balanced and tasty beer.

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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
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