Fivepine Chocolate Porter

Fivepine Chocolate Porter 3 creeks beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A robust porter that feature 2 pounds-per-barrel of the finest Belgian chocolate, creating a slightly roasty pint with underlying chocolate sweetness.

Profile

ABV: 
6.2%
IBUs: 
55
Hops: 
Galena, Cluster, Cascade
Malts: 
Pale, Munich, Wheat, British Chocolate, Dark Crystal, Brown, Special Roast
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Some dark malt character (subtle roast, some breadiness) backed by chocolate comes through in the nose. There is a suggestion of an earthy/herbal hop aroma, but it's very light. It has a dark brown color that is nearly opaque, though garnet highlights come through when held to a bright light source, and a tan head lingers. The flavor is primarily of dark malts with a cocoa nib character adding a nice dimension. Some malt sweetness comes through up front, but that gives way to the dark malt and chocolate dryness through the finish. Hops are complementary in both flavor and bitterness, although the exact flavor is indistinct. A medium mouthfeel and initial creaminess gives way to some dark grain and cocoa nib astringency in the finish. Overall, this beer does little to distinguish itself other than being a very well-made chocolate-infused American Porter. If you are a fan of porters, chocolate, or both, you should try it.