Choc-o-holic Porter – Spinnakers Brewpub (Victoria, Canada)


  • My Rating: F for f”ng gross

TCHO Milk Chocolate Porter (Choco Stout) – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub, 7.75% ABV – 650ml, (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the tag:

“Tcho Milk Chocolate Porter brewed in a Baltic Porter style with a Canadian Pilsner malt base, English Munich, Cara and Chocolate malts, American de-husked chocolate malt and a touch of wheat malt, balanced with 2 pitchings of German Hellertaus hops and farmer empowering, sustainably cooperative produced TCHO Source cocao nibs from Ecuador via Pier 17 in San Francisco.”

  • Style: (chocolate) flavoured Stout
  • Taste Profile: overwhelming sourness -> barnyard/puke/coffee -> coffee bitter/pukey aftertaste.
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $7 (after 10% off), Feb 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no way

Tasting notes: pours cloudy ultra-dark brown with lots of sediment, small head, ringed retention, not much activity. Light roast coffee and malts on the nose.

Attack: aggressive wtf 10/10 sourness, not much CO2 mouthfeel

Mid-palate: malts, barnyard sourness, medium roast coffee, light chocolate

Finish: coffee bitterness, rough sour finish.

Strangely sour for a porter/stout… It could be that this is was just a bad bottle but after reading others’ having the same thought, most likely just a crap brew. Stay away – not enjoyable at all. Sour coffee/chocolate/malt??? wth..