Cacao Porter | Enki Brewing

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3.74/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Enki Brewing
Minnesota, United States
enkibrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like Grandma’s semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies hot from the oven, CACAO’s aroma is irresistibly tempting. The tightly-laced tan head and dark brown color invites your palate to experience CACAO’s richly smooth texture and creamy dark chocolate flavor, giving way to a clean, earthy hop ending.

Added by morimech on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,199
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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0
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. Sticker on label has 'BT1176CP 011017'.
Dark brown colored body, with brown highlights when presented to light. Three finger tan head settles to thick and bubbly cap. Some spots and strings of lacing.
Aroma of light roasted malts and chocolate.
Taste is roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate, with moderate souring.
Medium to coating mouth feel.
The sour taste aspect spoils the rest of the beer.

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Photo of Beerguy5050
1.12/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Check your dates. Beer was infected. Sour and a waste
Of money.

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Photo of cmsfish
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fiveiron
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a light brown head of foam. It smelled of coffee and dark chocolate. Good roasted coffee flavor with chocolate, toffee and some bitterness.

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Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pug
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

here is a beer (and a brewery in general) that straight up is not getting enough love. these guys make some really neato beers, and this is near the top. a cocoa laden strong porter with all the earth bitter bite of a rich bakers chocolate and all the smoothness and body of a sturdy english porter, its comforting and warming and inviting without trying too hard, it reminds me of deep winter, and not just because its from minnesota. there is a strong hot chocolate connotation here, and its really awesome, bitter though too, more culinary than kiddie, appreciated. tons of grain weight too, no corners cut, meaty even, more than robust, brownie batter, fudge in form, raw and refined simultaneously. i have not had a ton of beer from these guys, but nobody talks about it, and its worthy of conversation, this one especially. this would do well in colorado i reckon, the right kind of chocolate for a beer like this. next time i am in minnesota i will make a point to pay these guys a visit, they have earned it with this one...

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TFB5
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsprain1
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark brown body, one finger offwhite head, not much retention or lacing. Smells of cocoa, coffee, milk chocolate, touch of roast. Not too complicated, but it's decent. Flavour is similarly standard porter with a bit more dark chocolate flavour. Mouthfeel is thinner bodied, nothing too substantial, but no off flavours or overtly thin body to distract from the beer. It's a standard porter with more of a bitter cocoa presence, nothing more than that.

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Photo of Duff27
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Turbo
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kark
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josequervo13
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.6/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enkie Cacao Porter has a very thick, beige head, a dark-brown (almost black) appearance, and moderate lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of cocoa powder, dark-roasted malt, dark coffee, and brown bread crust. The flavor is of sweet cream, semi-sweet chocolate, rich, dark-roasted malt, dark coffee, and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, and Enkie Cacao Porter finishes somewhat dry and highly drinkable and smooth.

RJT

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHungus
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark brown nearly black color. The head is nonexistent, and there is no lacing. The aroma is of cacao with a mild astringency that is somewhat off putting. It is a pretty one dimensional aroma. I'm not getting any roasted malt, and would like to as it would probably balance out all that cacao. The taste has some of the roasted characteristics that the aroma lacks, but they are still dominated by the cacao. The astringency is gone though, and that is a plus. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with a thin watery texture. Carbonation is appropriate. Overall, this is a decent beer, but with so many better options out there I can't see myself drinking it again anytime soon.

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Cacao Porter from Enki Brewing
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 46 ratings