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This is a rich, robust porter, cleverly crafted to integrate the aromas and flavors of espresso coffee malt and bitter-sweet chocolate malt. Inspired by owner Brendan Moylans’ daughter Chelsea, this is an American-Irish Style Porter that dark beer drinkers will love

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours almost black with a tall, tan head of foam. The nose on the roasty side with a slight nutty underpinning and a bit of coffee. The flavor is many roasted malt with a slight fruitiness. This one comes across as a bit one dimensional. Light to medium body with a bit too much carbonation leading to a medium, roasted finish. This one has a bit too much carbonation for my taste, but it’s not bad overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle at home - Shared with My Wife. Clear dark brown (almost black) - offwhite head. Chocolate, sweet chocolate, light bitterness, coffee, medium body, cocoa, nutty, dry cocoa powder, medium hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle @ GBBF 2011. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of coffee malts with some dark fruits. The taste is dry, bitter, chocolate notes and fruits. The aftertaste is bitter with some sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle from State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. Dark brown pour supporting a short khaki head. Aroma of lightly roasted coffee. Lots of dry bittersweet chocolate and coffee up front with a bit of butterscotch and nutty notes. Texture a bit on the thin side. Mildly bitter, mostly dry finish. I was expecting a little more from this one. Not bad at all, just underwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Draft at Alchemy. Near opaque black, some red stained glass corners. Thin, steady beige head. Creamy. Sweet, classic Porter aroma, chocolate toffee. On the fuller side of medium bodied, relatively middle of the road, perhaps a little more hopped up. Smooth, some coffee tones. Solid Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1323) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Pours dark brown with ruby red highlights, a dense tan head and very nice lace. Strong roasted coffee aromas, accompanied by molasses, sweet chocolate and cashews. Enough bitterness in the flavor profile to offset the predominant chocolate and coffee sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, and a finish that is all coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3497) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Strong, oily aroma fills the nose with molasses, sweet chocolate and nuts. (And I am nuts about porters - haw haw haw!) It pours a luscious sable that is opaque save at the very edges, and the frothy beige head is rather persistent. Flavor has firm coffee, nutty and sweet chocolate tones with just a hint of caramel. Texture is fairly smooth and leaves a soft but appreciable tingle on the lips and tongue. I recommend this to porter fans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Served from a 22 oz bottle from BevMo. The appearance is a medium dark brown with a big disappearing while lacing tan head. The nose has some nice oatmeal and medium roast malts. The flavors are a medium bodied medium roast malt with some darker coffee/ espresso notes. Good milk chocolate and cola flavors as well. The mouth is medium bodied with a moderate creaminess and overall clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3828) - - MAY 8, 2011
bottle. a muddy brown beer with a small, stable, creamy tan head. aroma is fudgy chocolate like a tootsie roll with a pinch of floral hop. flavor blends sweet fudge, caramel, milk chocolate together. chalky, dry finish. easy to drink with a lightish body for the style and a 5% abv. refreshing dark beer, packed with flavor and drinkable in any season. my new favorite moylan’s brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Dratf. Blackish beer with a big dark cream colored head. Roast and malt aroma with light chocolate. Roast and malt flavor with chocolate. Medium bodied. Roast and chocolate lingers with nice maltiness.

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