Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter | West Sixth Brewing Company

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Pay It Forward Cocoa PorterPay It Forward Cocoa Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
westsixth.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ali1987 on 12-30-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
213
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
62
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 213
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Photo of tempest
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of Grinz12
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ryno3031
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoetheMatt
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pay-it-forward Cocoa Porter [7%] on tap at the brewpub in Lexington.

The superb aroma is the strong point of this beer. It is rich, slightly sweet, and has a fine contribution from both dark roasted grains and cocoa nibs. Hints of toffee and dark fruits.

Medium+ body with medium-low carbonation.
Excellent aftertaste, with some hops showing.

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Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pots super dark brown with a light brown fluffy head. Huge chocolate and malt aroma. Sweet coffee, chocolate, molasses, vanilla and faint hops. Creamy mouth with very little bitterness. A nice porter.

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Photo of alaffoon0221
4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Retroman40
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one actually seems like a bit more of a stout that a traditional porter. Deep black in color with a fleeting tan head followed by significant lacing. The aroma and taste are dominated with coffee with some chocolate. The mouthfeel is ok with a decent enough carbonation level. Overall a decent beer and certainly worth a try.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz pour into nonic pint

A: Black bodied leaning toward brown, with a khaki soapy looking head.

S: lots of chocolate, Roasted malts. Coffee.

T: chocolate, roasted malts, a light bit of coffee, some grain.

M: Light to medium

O: it's not bad but nothing to get excited about. It's a pretty good Porter but it isn't anything that will make you thrilled.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark with ruby highlights. Average head of tan suds from can, and little to no lace.

Aroma: Cocoa with some fruit. Very good.

Taste: Very cocoa-forward, with deep, dark roasty chocolate here. I get a hint of wood and bittersweetness in here, too. Definitely enjoyable and a worthwhile cocoa porter.

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Photo of norinco
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of mlockman
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal porter, almost reminds me of a Baltic Porter in regards to the hop aroma and taste. Overall balances well to create a bittersweet brew with a hint of cocoa on the finish.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpizzle859
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of heystevec
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter from West Sixth Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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