Chocolate Hazelnut Porter | Heretic Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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290 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:
#10,277
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
290
pDev:
11.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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15
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Ratings: 290 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of MurphDog14
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +5.2%
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 +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gcamparone
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Served into a goblet at Boundary brewhouse.

Pours a brown body with a two finger brown head.

Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate and roasty coffee and caramel, a little nutty but not getting much hazelnut. Thin mouthfeel low carbonation.

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Photo of DrKarl
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexBananas
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap (nitro)

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Chocolate Hazelnut Porter from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 290 ratings