Brewed by J.W. Sweetman
Style: Porter
Dublin, Ireland


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Masses of chocolate malt creates a full-bodied, palate-coating beer that is rich and smooth. Notes of chocolate, tobacco and espresso, it’s smoky, toasty and tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Nose is bitter and chocolatey with a touch of meaty smoke which works nicely. As it warms liquorice comes through. Taste is more of the smoked malts and bittering chocolate. Aniseed adds a nice touch. Nice stuff. Kind of like a better Guinness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4165) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A dark ale with a small head. It has a good mix of roasted and sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2570) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2013
Draught. Light black with a medium tan head. Aroma is toast and liquorice. Flavour is burnt malt, vanilla cream on a long dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate and coffee. Light sweet chocolate start with a coffee and roasted malt finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. another solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2013
Keg @ J W Sweetmans, Dublin [140813]
Dark brown, ruby edges, thin tan head, good lacing
Aroma - Caramel malt, chocolate, well I’m getting tobacco because of the tasting notes given, dark fruit malts, smooth roast
Taste - Caramel, some soft spicy hops, chocolate, dark fruits, tobacco(!), quite complex, touch of smoke, very nice
Palate - Soft carb, thin to medium body. Finish as main flavour
Overall - Nice porter, some dark fruits in there, perhaps a little thin though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2013
On draught at Sweetmans. No notes, from memory. Dark, almost black, creamy off white head, great lacing. Coffee nose, lots of burnt malt. Flavour is liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt malt and a little smoke. Big body but not overly heavy. More roast malt in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (584) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Shared with Northropfrye at brewpub in Dublin. There’s notes of coffee here, but I really like the sweetness in this porter. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Dark black with off white head, nice lacing. Roasty tasting, with a touch of sweetness, aroma is more pronounced than the flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thelynchfella (55) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2013
On tap in the brewpub. Poured jet black with small white head. Sweet mocha smell and rich sweet chocolate and coffee flavour. One of the best porters in ireland in my opinion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (655) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2013
Keg at JWS. Near black pour, thin white head. Loads of light chocolate in the aroma, some coffee, burnt sugar, light liquorice. Taste gives a surprising amount of molasses - nice - alongside fairly rich chocolate and a bit of coffee. Lingering chocolate and molasses. Medium mouthfeel - on the light side actually. Really really drinkable. A proper sessionable porter - good stuff.

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