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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Pours jet black with a dense, creamy, surging, lightly sudsy dark tan head. Dense sheeting lace. Beautiful to see. Big roasty coffee bittersweet chocolatey nose. Creamy medium body with subdued carb. Bittersweet, toasty, roasty, acrid, chalky, dried out mid palate. The coffee seems to be a major contributing downfall here, with the chocolate not far behind. They also offer big boosts to the flavor and aroma, but they simultaneously detract. Shame.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour with light brown head. Aromas of coffee with a slight tinge of hops. Flavor is hoppier than your average porter as well, which in this case was a good thing. Slightly sweet - quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4831) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
An exceptionally big head is also noisy. A finger worth is retained for a while. Quite dark with only a bit of red. A big aroma of coffee, chocolate, funk, and some smoke. The flavor profile is much like the aroma but with some dark fruit. There is a sourness that was very steady. A nice creamy feel. This is a nice sessionable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13280) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at The Rake. Very dark brown. Big lasting tan head. Big liquorice and butter. Some dark fruits but really buttery. Just not good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is dark chocolate with hints of coffee and caramel. Lightly hazy dark brown with golden edges and a medium tan head. Flavor is coffee up front with the dark chocolate and light bitterness fading in after a few seconds. Pretty tasty for a standard porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Pours a clear deep mahogany with clingy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel and grainy with a touch of milk chocolate. Body starts with average fullness and a light malty sweetness with some light toasty nutty flavor before a slightly drier muted finish. Pretty smooth and drinkable, but uninteresting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
back (1297) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2010
Aroma:humle malt jord smør kaffe tørv Ud.:kaffesort uklar Skum:cafe au lait tæt korth E.smag:sød lidt sur lidt bitter mellen Krop:medium For.:vandede Brus:blød f65cl @f1 19/11-10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, light cherry. Light-medium body, slightly watery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Surprising aroma! Definitely getting a touch of lactic, alongside coffee and cacao. Taste almost imparts a slight butter note along with the coffee and lacto. Medium body with just enough carbonation to give the beer a lightness (along with the 5.0% abv). Interesting beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
22oz.Bottle: Aroma of milk chocolate, malt, light caramel, light lactose, and some oats. Poured very dark brown/cherry wood in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, lactose, oats, and a hint of sugar. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, light espresso, light lactose, and light oat finish is light to medium sweet and lightly dry.


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