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Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter Beer Review

Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter Beer Review

Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter Beer Review

The Heretic Brewing Company is located in Fairfield, California and according to their website, they have been brewing beer since 2011. They moved to their own building in 2013 and have been going strong ever since. It looks like a pretty sweet brewery to visit since they have a tap room with 23 beers on tap while also serving food. They even have a kids menu which is a nice bonus. If I am ever on the west coast, I will certainly check it out.

The Heretic beer I chose was the Chocolate Hazelnut Porter or “CHP” as they call it. It comes in the tall boy can that I love and the label was sleek so I took a shot on a single can in a mixed craft beer six pack. I didn’t go for the six pack right away because I was a little nervous when I saw “hazelnut” as a flavor since people can go kind of wild with the hazelnut. It’s not that I don’t like hazelnut, it is just that it usually overpowers everything else.

I don’t know how they did it, but you only get hints of hazelnut and you can still taste the chocolate so I was impressed. It’s delicious. It was a little thicker than I thought it would be but that was not a problem. It actually made it better for me because it has an ABV of 7% and I didn’t feel the need to chug it. Don’t get me wrong, you can chug it if you want, I am just saying you don’t feel like you have to. I drank it straight out of the can so I have no idea what color it was. Probably dark brown.

The only area of concern is when to drink this beer. It’s definitely not a grilling beer or a Saturday/Sunday football beer. You will blackout and be useless the next day if you try to drink it through multiple games. This is a special beer that in all likelihood will be enjoyed during the second half of night games (any sport). I can see myself having a few of these hanging around in the downstairs refrigerator specifically for watching the rest of games that have already cashed. This beer is a winner and should really be for winners only.

Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter Beer Review

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