Chinquapin Chestnut Porter | Old Bust Head Brewing Co.

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Chinquapin Chestnut PorterChinquapin Chestnut Porter

Brewed by:
Old Bust Head Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich and full bodied, our Chinquapin Chestnut Porter is sure to please fans of more robust beer styles. Not content with just paying homage to the American Chestnut, or Chinquapin, by name, every batch of Chinquapin Chestnut Porter is made with a heaping portion of real chestnuts. Brewed together with a blend of dark malts, our porter has hints of cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, and, of course, hearty and sweet chestnuts. As a thank you to the tree that makes the smooth, nutty taste of our porter possible, a portion of the proceeds from Chinquapin Chestnut Porter will be donated to The American Chestnut Foundation, where it will be used to help reintroduce American Chestnut trees to the forests of the Eastern United States.

Added by Rootdog316 on 06-16-2014

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.12/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown and leaves a great lacing around the glass. The nose is incredible. You pick up the scent of chestnuts, and hints of chocolate, coffee and molasses. The smell is out of this world. I was surprised that the mouthfeel felt a bit thin, but I liked it that way. The taste was solid as well and was very malty, just like a porter should be. This is another great into to dark beers for those who are only using to trying a Kolsch, Pilsner, etc.

Again, I think this is smart marketing for a new brewery to appeal to the masses. OBH is attracting a new crop of beer drinkers that may not usually drink craft beers or any beer whatsoever. All of the beers appeal to males and females alike. Looking forward to their future brews.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a nice chocolate black color with a good dark tan head. The smell and taste notes are good and interesting. The beer has a nice lightly bitter dark chocolate notes and a moderate roasted and light caramel malt note to it. The chestnut adds a nice hazelnut sweetness that resembles Mirella a bit. The feel is good. It has a medium body with a slightly foamy and smooth feel to it.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap in a shaker pint, the beer is a light brown coloring with a filmy, low profile, off white head. Aromas of rich toffee and chocolate, vanilla cream, and earthy highlights. Very smooth. Flavors are a little more heavily roasted, with toffee and nut sweetness blending with bitter coffee and chocolate. Smooth and dry bodied, with a roasted, creamy sweet blend in the aftertaste. Smooth, dry finish, with a bitter roasted coffee linger. Very nice.

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4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A great all around porter

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer. Love the chestnut flavor

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3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Chinquapin Chestnut Porter from Old Bust Head Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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