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RATINGS: 164   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Deep brown-black pour. The nose is lovely. Lots of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. There is also a touch of light herbal character on top of the malt sweetness. A little bit of grassy hop flavour in addition to the soft lingering chocolate flavour. Light grassiness on the back - smells sweet but is well balanced. A faint touch of toasted malt through the middle that helps give it some complexity without being overtly sweet. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2301) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
650 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a very dark brown with the vaguest hint of orange/red and a large tan head. Aroma is quite strong coffee but with an underlying chocolate and molasses sweetness. Flavour is strong, somewhat bitter coffee with a little semi-sweet chocolate and a touch of vanilla as it warms. Lingering roasty bitterness in finish. Quite pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (494) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
Black body with brown highlights topped by a beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Lots of chocolate on the nose. Taste is dark malt, coffee, more chocolate and a light fruity note. The body is full but paradoxically the beer finishes fairly dry. Good palate. A very nice porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1072) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
Dark brown to black colour with a tan head. Up front aroma of roasted coffee that that has an almost burnt note. Beyond that there is some chocolate and a hint of some thing exotic as well, almost like brine. Rich fuller bodied brew with a espresso taste, a little bit of burnt toast on the initial stage then it finishes a bit sour and fruity. A very tasty brew indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2122) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Very deep dark mahogany to black colour. Frothy head and lace. Malt, chocolate and fruit aroma. Chocolate malt flavour. Roasted goodness, coffee. Tasty brew. No complaints. True to its style. Close to a stout but for the bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1970) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 3, 2012
Very dark with a beige head. Aroma is berries, chocolate, light roasted malts. Medium thin body with noticeable carbonation. Flavor is chocolate, lightly roasted malty, sweet berries, light bitterness, a touch of coffee. Quite a nice and interesting porter. I did not expect the sweet berry flavor but it really added an interesting twist to the beer. Mmm.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
22oz. bottle. Pours a nice dense black with tan head that sticks around. Coffee, chocolate, stewed fruit on the nose with a brandy edge. Lots of roasted coffee on the palate with an almost smoked edge. Some chocolate and a little bit of hops. Colour me impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3142) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown to black colour with plenty of tan coloured foam. Aromas of bitter dark chocolate with some mild bitterness in the mouth and on the palate. All round pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
11th October 2010
Clear dark amber beer. Short lived light tan head. Semi dry palate, slightly soft. Smooth dark malt. Just a hint of roastiness. A little minerals in the semi dry finish. Well balanced if very standard porter.


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