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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (162) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
22-oz Bottle. Not much head but starts dirty-sandy foamy mostly dissolving in a minute with lacing that covers for a second but rusn too thin to be impressive over a coffee-colored, translucent body. Aroma is mainly roasted coffee but has notes of sweet chocolate and toffee and sugary malt. Taste is mildly sweet. Finish is mildly bitter. Effect is chocolate. Palate is a bit thin and light-bodied but refreshing with so many heavy beers out. Overall, very well-balanced and worthy of session and casual sharing - what a porter should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Dark with a tan head. Tons of chocolate and coffee flavor along with a thick palate. A good porter which compares favorably with their Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
On tap at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Looked pretty good upon pour. Very dark brown in color. Nutty flavor, but very thin bodied. Just left a little too much to be desired. I actually bumped up the rating 0.1 because I have a daughter named Chelsea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Black pour with massive very dense sustainable light tan head. A little tart lactic acid nose. Roast and hints of coffee with more lactose it seems like. Reminds me of a homebrew quality I come across sometimes. Bitter dry finish. Maybe I’m just not digging this style. I do love dark beers, but this one isn’t for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Chelsea Moylan’s Porter
Date: February 25, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, drippy scattered lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma, touch of dark chocolate, hint of caramel sweetness
Flavor: roasted flavor, caramel sweetened chocolate, bitter coffee character, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4769) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark with chocolate and coffee flavours dominating.Medium body and very easy to drink.Left lots of lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. It pours dark brown with a dense lasting tan head. The aroma is sweet chocolaty mocha and coconut. The flavor is very roasted with hints of cocoa, raisins and coffee/charcoal in the finish. A little light on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Bevmo: Created a thick formation of fluffy yet fizzy foam head. Has a rich chocolate and dark roast malt aroma that assured me that this would be a flavorful beer. The flavor is sweet and bitter and reminds me of cocoa powder or powered chocolate milk, but there are also notes of roast coffee bean in here as well. This is a tasty porter and it’s a relief to see that Moylan’s finally released a new beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Nearly black, moderate beige head, foamy, nice lacing.   Straight up roasted malt nose, slight lactose.   Smidgen of campfire.   A little charred wood and smokiness on the tongue, otherwise roasty.   Body isnt that big, seems a little thin even.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but almost on the thin side.   Lactose and roasted malts linger.   Wished this one was a little sweeter.   Lacks depth.   Needs more maltiness and sweetness to be anything real good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8233) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99(?). Pours an auburn brown with a smaller off white head. The aroma was straight forward roasted malts with some dark fruits. The flavor was nice, but overly complex. Roasted malts with hints of coffee and mild bitterness. This was not overly robust, but fairly drinkable.

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