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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3007) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Nitro tap. Pours clear deep ruby brown with a large creamy nitro tan head. Aroma is coffee, cigarettes, cocoa, cardboard. Flavor is about the same, light sweet and light bitter. Light body and watery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4308) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Tan head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate aromas. Dry with chocolate upfront turning to soy and espresso in the lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation opaque cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt and mild chocolate. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting roasted malt aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt chocolate and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with thin, brief, light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, a bit of coffee, chocolate. Flavor is similar: roasty, hints of chocolate and coffee. A bit of a quick, bitter bite in the finish. A straightforward, but excellently crafted porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdobbs (352) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 One of the best North American Porters, 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3489) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a very small head. Nose has some coffee notes to it, though I don’t find the smell extremely strong. Taste is strong like a good espresso, Nice find.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliriumT (354) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours black with little to no head. Smells toasty and tastes similar. Lacks a sweet or robust edge to make this more interesting

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bomber from State Line. Pours a very dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate malts and a bot of coffee hidden behind a cherry/green apple note. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nuts and a tart note. Medium bodied, quite fizzy. Not bad but maybe a little off.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ipamonger (68) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
Pours black, with a cola like fizz that rests into a thin, beige head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, roasted malt. Taste is a good balance of sweet and bitter, like a really dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly salty bitter finish. Could really go for some cheddar cheese with this one. Nice porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Bottled. Deep ambery brown, close to black, colour with a small beigeish brown head that vanishes quite fast. Aroma is roasted malts, some sweet maltyness, ashes as well as chocolate, coffee and mild liquorice. Aroma is toasted malts, chocolate, roasted coffee, liquorice and some slight bitterness in the finish. Pleasantly balanced session porter.


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