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


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is great, the body black. It smells coffee, a bit bit chocolate, roasty, nice! The taste is intensive coffee, chocolate, hoppy, intensive roasty, nice intensive Porter. One of the best Porters I had! Great. 15/13/13/13/-/13

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
On tap. Smooth in the beginning. Full-bodied, chocolate. Smooth. Roasted and easy to drink. The aftertaste is long, roasted, milk-chocolate. Slightly bitter. A nice Porter. 14/12/13/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Appearance: pitch oily black, thick mocha brown head. Aroma: Malty with underlying dark chocolate & espresso. Flavour: Very light mouthfeel initially, makes way to a rich chocolate, lots of espresso, smokey , in fact almost a fresh tobacco flavour, very rich and flavoursome, delicious spice and coffee finish. Quite lovely indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thelynchfella (199) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (779) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - SEP 4, 2014
Dark appearance, full bodied chocolate porter. Pronounced smokiness. On tap at Sweetman brewpub in Dublin. Two versions available: from keg with push gas and unpressurized with very low carbonation. Latter one has easier detectable gentle aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (699) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 The beer has a delicious look. The color of the beer is pitch place, which an almond colored layer of soft creamy foam. The smell is nice. It is filled with aromas of caramel, coffee chocolate and delicious roasted barley. I love t. The taste is nice. You taste the grilled/burned roasted barley flavor, together with a savory kind of flavor. It tastes a little like salted chocolate or salted caramel. Delicious. I wish I was living in Ireland, so I could have this beauty every day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (1076) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2016
Draught at Sweetmans. Ruby black with a slightly tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Malty, chocolate and coffee, not too heavy...very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2847) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5850) - 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.

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