Chocolate Hazelnut Porter | Heretic Brewing Company

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3.88/5
Very Good
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:
#10,262
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 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

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

Photo of chadberg
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Bomber. Clear dark mahogany pour with a tall tan head with decent retention. Notes of roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, some oxidation and roasted hazelnuts. Medium body with a high carbonation and a roasty bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thought this was amazing, tons of nut and nice but not overwhelming chocolate flavors. Great body and super smooth. Not hot at all. Really enjoyed.

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

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

Photo of evanwoertz
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris-1911
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goopy
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DBosco
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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