Charapa
Darwin Brewing Company

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Style:
American Porter
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 13.57%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
From:
Darwin Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Porter brewed with Amazonian cacao (bitter chocolate), Florida orange blossom honey, and Aji Charapita pepper (a yellow pepper native to South America) that produces a subtle spice on this American Porter. A mix of dark, roasted malt rounds out the body and mouth-feel of this fine beer.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by deebo:
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3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Engine 15 in JAX, Florida.

Appealing and distinct aroma of moderate intensity.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Loaded with dark roasted malts, this has a very noticeable peppery component but only mild heat. Cocoa nibs join in along with other spicy notes. Mild bitterness with some sweetness. Slight smokiness.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown almost black with tan colored head. Spice, peppers definitely, some light raw cacao, and a bit of sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with heat! I liked the tingle it left in the back of the throat. Very nicely done.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep mahogany body. White thin head. Aroma is slight cinnamon spiced cupcake. The taste is a solid porter, with a slight touch of cocoa, and even slighter touch of heat... presumably peppers. Overall a solid spiced Americanized porter.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SexyBeerB1tch
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Jobin_24
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KensWorld
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mwestley
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of bb-magic
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rdjcbier
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark beer with very little light coming through. Barely has a head, was white and went away quick. Has a smokey smell.Can taste roasted malts along with chocolate. Had a little spice at the end.

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Charapa from Darwin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings