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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter | Heretic Brewing Company

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CHP - Chocolate Hazelnut PorterCHP - Chocolate Hazelnut Porter

Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of rsquared59
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coryhk
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NwMaltHead91
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew has a strong hazelnut flavor, with little complexity in the malt. Bitterness is well balanced. Nice tan head, with nutty nose. Pretty decent

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lowlyone
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TGS
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with a one inch rocky top. Taste is baker's and milk chocolate and nutella. Medium bodied, sweet with low carbonation. Wish there was more hazelnut but makes for a nice dessert beer.

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Photo of fisherbray
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a thick dark brown color close to black. An off white one finger head dissipates into a messy sticky stringy lacing. The smell started off with the chocolate, pretty thick and as it warmed, a gentle hazelnut makes its presence to assist in the balance. The taste started sweet through the chocolate and once again as it warmed, light hazelnut broadens the taste. The aftertaste definitely had a long milk chocolate leading into a wet chocolate finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. Its actually more of a sipper to be honest. Carbonation felt right as a porter and the chocolate and hazelnut helped to smooth things out nicely. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty nice chocolate hazelnut porter, hits all the right spots. Would probably even be better on a chilly Autumn evening.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of joberlander
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown in color with minimal head Smells of chocolate malts taste of chocolate and just a little nutty. went down really smooth,. It is def. rich and bold in taste

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Photo of bwood06
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
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 DioS
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, with a thin, cocoa colored head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is hazelnut and dark chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and molasses, with a light nuttiness and caramel notes. There is a slight metallic bite in the aftertaste. Could be a bit smoother perhaps? Still a decent porter overall though.

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Photo of lost_sailor
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: Bold, roasted chocolate, hazelnut, malt, molasses, semi sweet, maybe a hint of tobacco. Deep nutty, malt and cocoa nose. Black, mostly opaque, with soft foam head and lattice of lace. Medium body if not full. Makes a good after dinner dessert ale. 33 IBUs

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap @ Small Bar, Bristol - Pours black with a medium tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - roasted malts, dark chocolate, light nutty notes., caramel tones. Taste - Sweet, dark chocolate, light nut backnotes, roasted malts, light bitter finish. Well balanced porter.

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

Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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