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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2012
bottle - Pours very dark brown and smells of milk chocolate and roast malt. It has a sweet chocolate malt taste with a little coffee. This medium bodied brew is a solid porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #97. Dark brownish/red pour with a tan head. Sweet chocolaty aroma with a light roast. Flavor had a big roasty bite, a bitterness that stuck around for a good while, dark chocolate bitterness big time. (2255)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger light tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty glass lacing, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, light coffee, roasted malt, toast, nuttiness, and light herbal hops. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel coffee, roasted malt, toast, nuttiness, and herbal spiciness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and herbal hops on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry on the finish. Nice balance of flavors; but a touch on the watery side and not as robust as some porters I have had in the past. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth to drink; with no alcohol presence at all as expected for 5%. Overall this is a nice, enjoyable, and very drinkable porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear moderately dark brown body under a thin fizzy light brown head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is pretty chocolaty with some lighter coffee, roast, and a bit of hoppiness. The flavor is a bit on the weak side for me though. There’s not a whole lot of depth to it. It’s like a cross between a porter and an Irish Stout, given the roastiness that comes out in the flavor. Light bodied and a little too watery in texture for my tastes. It’s not horrible or anything, just a little weak.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerenberger (1480) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
A very good porter. A pleasing sour note upfront gives way to a roasted coffee middle with a long bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3931) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Aroma is espresso/chocolate and an underlying coffee bitterness. The flavor is malts, coffee/espresso, some chocolate and an acidity/tartness in finish. The mix of chocolate and espresso in this worked very well in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Really nice smooth porter. A very enjoyable brew that is carbonated with good malts. Nice roasty flavor. Quality.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle thanks to fata2683: Poured a black with tan head. Aroma is a gritty chocolate. Taste thin with grain and chocolate. Leave a dry dirty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, milk chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, some hops, and coffee; No real bitterness; Nicely balanced; Tasty overall - pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (156) - 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.


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