Imperial Choconaut Porter | Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
4.16/5
21 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
fireflyhollowbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by acurtis on 11-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,583
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
21
pDev:
6.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of PicoPapa
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Cool label, almost looks like a version of a Big Daddy in Bioshock. Pours a dark brownish black color with a half inch of tan head that dissipates rapidly. Virtually no lacing. The nose is toasted malts, toasted coconut, nuts, dark chcolate, black coffee, leather and earth. The taste is much like the aroma. Lots of coconut, vanilla and chocolate. Nutty at times with a roasted malt and black coffee finish. Light body with very little carbonation, but creamy. Some alcohol warmth. Worth grabbing again.

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Photo of khoff5
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdub70085
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azdback
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - black with minimal head, no lacing
A - chocolate, cigar ash, roast malt
T - chocolate with a nice finish, roast malt, clean and simple
F - light/medium body with chocolate finish, but not overly sweet

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Photo of Scottqc15
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cool 22oz bottle served in a tulip. A fairly vigorous poor results in barely a hint of foam which fades back quickly to a scant ring around the glass. Super-dark, no highlights to be seen when held up to the light. Smells rum-boozy, otherwise the aroma is faint but seductive, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and earthy funk. Taste: From the nose, I was expecting boozy but it's not, not at all. Chocolate and molasses and vanilla caramel and a little orange zest which lingers on the palate. Dead-neutral between sweet and dry. Mouthfeel is awesome, smooth and creamy and... did I already say creamy? Slick and chewy. I can't give 'Feel' a five but I WOULD give it a 4.875 if I could. I don't know how old this bottle is; it came to me as 'consideration,' but I'd guess that it can't be near to freshly bottled. If this IS a fresh bottle, I can't even begin to imagine what it'll be like in a year! Out-frigging-standing.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aduff860
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBob44
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saved this Christmas gift for a special occasion and Oscar night seemed fitting. Quite a dark beer seemingly impenetrable by light most likely done so to hold in the wonderful aromas of chocolate only released upon opening. Taste and feel above average. Overall this is an Oscar winner in its category. (Tried to upload a picture but too many pixels. Someone should soon as the bottle artistry is a winner as well)

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Photo of apatheticnow
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really excellent chocolate porter. One of my favorites. Wonderful chocolate tones and a smooth finish.

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Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gdub
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - no head, but thin fine bubbled ring around the edges.

S - dark fruits, dark chocolate

T - more dark fruits! Not much roast, but bitter chocolate pervades. Slight sweet tang. Orange? Some sort of candied citrus fruit.

F - velvety smooth. Minimal. Feels thick like molasses, but also thin enough to drink easily. Well done.

O - delicious porter! Bordering on stout territory. Got a bottle of this in the fridge so we'll have to see how it compares to the draft version.

EDIT 4/30/16

Completely forgot I already reviewed this! Looks like I even preluded to this eventual edit above! Been hanging onto this for a while and I still agree with everything I put except for maybe the feel. Not as luxurious as I remembered, but that might've been due to the draft vs bottle differences. Still a great drinkable porter.

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Photo of Rideguy64
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

This is a wonderfully crafted porter. No one flavor dominates. A fantastic balance across the board. Being bottled now, I wish it was ready for release when I was there. I guess that is reason enough to go back.

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Photo of grahuba
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Imperial Choconaut Porter from Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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