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Franciscan Well Coffee Porter

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Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: Porter
Cork, Ireland

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A mellow dessert porter with mild burnt coffee on the start and hints of dark fruits on the finish. Topped off with a fragrant arabica aroma imparted by beans roasted in Cork Coffee Roasters. 1,200 bottles released.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (953) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
(50 cl bottle from Bradley’s Off-license, Cork; BBD: March 1st 2015) Pours a murky brown with medium, tan head that fades somewhat leaving a thick film on the surface along with lace. Aroma is relatively subdued coffee with hints of ashtray and something metallic. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body and a lingering, rather bitter, roasted finish. Flavour is dominated by the roasted bitterness but also has an ascerbic tart note.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nightrave (6) - dublin, IRELAND - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
I would expect a more intense taste. It is suitable for the one, who would like to have a bit of a flat porter with a bit of coffee, this might be suitable. A bit disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon [140414]
Black, ruby edges in glass, large frothy beige head, good lacing
Aroma of good quality coffee, soft roasted malts, fruity dark malts, red berry fruits, soft burnt notes, dry wood, lots of coffee
Taste of mellow roast black coffee, roasted malts, dab of bitter dark chocolate, sweet dark fruity malts, red berry fruits, dark jammy fruits, lots of fruity dark coffee
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth texture, bit sticky, fairly sweet malts with bitter coffee roast, palate seemed a bit claggy. Finish as main flavour, bit of dry roast, dark fruity malts
Overall - Very fruity coffee porter, maybe a bit overloaded with coffee, but still decent - would like to try this on cask. I had this room temperature (as usual for stouts / porters) but I felt this would have benefited cooling a bit in the fridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2014
Cask på Brew Dock, Dublin. Mørkebrun med rødlig glød og et blødt, cremet beige skum. Dufter af Wiener Melange og mørkt brød. Cremet og blød som flødeskum og fløjl. OK bitterhed. Let syrlig finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 12, 2014
On cask. Appearance: pitch black, thick yellow creamy head. Looks great. Aroma: decent coffee and cream nose. A little chocolate with some wood notes. Flavour: bitter coffee at first, mellows out quickly to reveal a slightly sour cream and chocolate flavour, medium length bitter and chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a chocolatey reddish brown, with a nice tan head. Strong espresso aroma, with some burnt toast and dark chocolate. Light sweetness followed by a strong coffee bitterness in the flavour. Slightly tart and dry coffee bitter finish, little light in body is the one complaint. A great beer, really nice on cask, if slightly one dimensional in its coffee flavour.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2774) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Dark cola with fluffy tan head. Rich Smokey fruity luscious coffee dominates the nose. Smoky, full on coffee, touch of cream, coffee cheesecakr

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2427) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Jet black with a large tan head. Aroma is burnt coffee. Flavour is velvet roast, malt and peat. Dry roast vanilla and coffee finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACD (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 16, 2013
50cl bottle. No carb - not even a hiss when the cap pops - pours a flat oily black. Aroma is dark roast coffee, roasted malt, burnt sugar. Taste gives coffee, light liquorice, some dark chocolate, burnt notes, tar. Flat as a pancake - very thin. Lingering messy roasted notes. Don’t know if it was just the bottle I had, but this wasn’t great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (795) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 9, 2013
500ml bottle from Redmonds. Deep brown pour, luxurious pale tan head, creamy, good lacing. Roast, almost burnt malt, big dose of espresso, milk chocolate aromas. Bitter coffee flavour, some hop bitterness. Smooth and lush in the mouth, not quite flat carbonation. Finish is resin, coffee and a little cocoa. Lovely beer.


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