Hop Cocoa | Wicked Weed Brewing

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3.81/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We crafted Hop Cocoa Brown to be a smooth porter that packs a potent chocolate punch into every sip. Authentic Dutch cocoa powder combines with robust, dark cocoa nibs from our neighbors at French Broad Chocolate Lounge to create a silky smooth balance with our heavy handed hopping process. This dark beauty is comforting companion at the end, or beginning, of any day!

*Marshmallows not included

Added by kell50 on 06-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,033
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
125
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cylinsier
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours opaque black, tinge of brown edge, with a light tan head that dissipates slowly to a film.

Smells of biscuit, oatmeal, cocoa and coffee. The coffee note is largely acidic.

Flavor is of cocoa, coffee, cereal and biscuit, and a hint of cinnamon and graham cracker. The aftertaste again trends acidic. Woody hop undertones.

Medium to light body, light fizzy carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Interesting, almost slightly sour porter with decent cocoa and biscuit flavors. Hops are pretty subdued. Decent porter, worth trying.

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Photo of markallmon
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black, with a light tan head. The head is one finger, with some lacing on the glass.
The nose has chocolate notes and coffee notes as well.
Taste is a bit mellow up front. The chocolate kicks in on the backside. The chocolate lingers for a while.
Feel, I feel this beer for a bit after drinking. It sticks a bit. There is a carb feel to it also.
Nice chocolate taste, and a good beer to drink.

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Photo of DBosco
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

12 oz. Can
Canned: 12/29/17

Pours a pretty nice dark brown color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus tan head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee notes, slight roastyness/cocoa/vanilla. The taste is nice, malty, with some chocolate/toffee, slight vanilla/roastyness/cocoa. Medium body, ABV hidden nicely. Overall, a tasty brew. Thanks for the chance John.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cafequaid
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFC21
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of super creamy, off white, very long-lasting head. Alright lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of chocolate, hops, malt, and some citrus as well.

T: Tasted of a good amount of roasted malt, lots of hops (more than anything else), light chocolate (could have used more), citrus (orange, in particular), and a tinge of pine resin. Definitely an uneven flavor. The advertised cocoa is barely present, leaving the hops and citrus to take up the slack. Tastes more like a black ale than a porter.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this isn't the worst beer ever, it certainly has its flaws. Still drinkable, though.

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Photo of Keith27614
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jpb123
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blackop555
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown. Foamy, short, brown head that lasts a little while.

Smells roasted malts, dark chocolate and earthy hops.

Tastes chocolate and roasted malt. Followed by earthy and Piney bitterness. Finish is semi dry with roast and hop bitterness. Lighter medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
2.71/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown with a light tan fizzy foam.

Smell is metallic roast, while the taste brings much the same, but adds a kind of vegetal and bitter element, with cocoa. It's kind of...yuck, and making me wonder if it's infected, but it's not quite hitting those tart or barfy attributes. It may just be the existence of too many hops and cocoa in the same beer.

Feel is really frothy, too much so.

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

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottle was from 1/13 of this year. Heard a lot of good things about Wicked Weed and even though this beer wasn't outstanding, it was quite tasty, easy to drink, and more than enough to please this particular chocolate lover. Indeed, I should have brought a few marshmallows along for the experience!

The pour to this was decent as the beer poured a dark milk chocolate brown with tons of tan and bubbly head on top of it. That lasted for a while and stuck around as soapy rings of lacing along a good amount of my pint glass. Dark chocolate, cocoa powder and nibs, and some blood orange juice could be detected in the scent with some subtle, earthy hops, molasses, and milk creamer in the taste on top of it. Chalky, bitter, and relatively easygoing, this beer had a lot going for it without feeling overly roasted like I expected from an American Porter. The body was moderate without a lot of carbonation and there was some citrus peel and a faint juiciness in the aftertaste to keep this from being too heavy.

The amount of alcohol in this was spot-on too as I could feel a bit of warming by the time I finished it off. Those looking for a true Porter may be a bit disappointed here but as a mild dessert beer, this would hit the spot. Worth a go once because of it's unoffensive and unassuming nature!

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Hop Cocoa from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 125 ratings