Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter
By: Katie Schroepfer
Tommyknocker is a favorite brewery of mine, it’s hidden up in Idaho Springs, CO and is a great destination for beer enthusiasts. The brewery is worth visiting, quite a few times in my opinion, and it gives you a nice break from the busy interstate of I-70 after a weekend of outdoor activities. Their seasonal cocoa porter is one that will warm you up after a day of skiing.
First Impression: The label is nothing that stands out from the other Tommyknocker labels. It has soothing tones that reflect on the Tommyknocker brand and fit perfectly with the style of the beer.
Pour: Very dark, chocolately color. It has very little head, but what it does have is rich and foamy.
Taste: The taste is of a rich chocolate flavor with a hint of coffee. The balance between cocoa powder and hops makes it an easy beer to drink that isn’t very filling and meant to be enjoyed on a chilly day. It goes down smooth and has a nice lingering taste.
Although this beer is only seasonal and in limited quantities, Tommyknocker’s has plenty of other beers that are more than worthy of trying, like their imperial nut brown ale and butt head bock.
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