Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter
West Sixth Brewing Company

Pay It Forward Cocoa PorterPay It Forward Cocoa Porter
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #327
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,394
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.28%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
241
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West Sixth Brewing Company
 
Kentucky, United States
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Pay It Forward Cocoa PorterPay It Forward Cocoa Porter
Notes: This fourth beer offered year round in cans is a celebration of malt. Dark and rich with overtones of coffee and dark chocolate, it's chewy and yet smooth at the same time. Brewed at almost imperial porter strength, we add over 60 pounds of the best cacao nibs in each 40 barrel batch.

Malts: 2 row, Pale Chocolate Malt, Munich, Caramunich
Hops: Cascade
Yeast: House Ale
Additions: Organic, fair trade Taza cacao nibs
Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 241 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of tempest
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Damn, that's a cocoa aroma and flavor. The smooth chocolate — reminds me of Rogue's Chocolate Stout — rolls into light caramel malts with deeper roasts popping up with a little espresso and ground coffee. Cool beer, check it out if you can. It's a touch big, so you might want to save it for dessert.

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4.92/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

this is my favorite beer of all time. It's the beer I think of while at work, daydreaming of quitting time. 20 minutes after you drink it you can taste the cocoa changing on your palate. Its aroma and presentation on nice, and the body is not too thick, or syrupy. It is just a great great beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marcus_Erroneous
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GlennWB
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

West Sixth Brewing Company - Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter. 7% ABV. 12oz can poured into standard pint glass. Canned on 5/28/15.

Look: Pitch black body, allowing no light to penetrate. Semi aggressive pour yielded a light tan one finger head; dissipates very slowly into thick lacing.

Smell: Most prominent is sweet chocolate, cocoa, and dark malts. Some faint coffee aromas backing it.

Feel: Medium bodied; a little on the thin side. Has a fair amount of carbonation.

Taste: Immediate taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, and dark malts. Some coffee flavors begin to seep into the palate on the back end, and into the aftertaste. Very prominent chocolate taste.

Overall: I had no idea West Sixth made any dark style of beers, and when I saw this, I figured I'd try it. It is reasonably good, but it seems to be lacking a little bit with the strength of the flavors; it just seemed a little watered down.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter from West Sixth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 241 ratings