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RATINGS: 204   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (5572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Draught at brewpub. Creamy porter with Guinness like style. Interesting roast and chocolate like flavor. Medium to light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
On tap @ joes downtown napa. Pours clear brown almost no head. Roasted malts some nuts and chocolate like a porter should be. Roasted malts bakers chocolate flavors. Sweet toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (596) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
A decent porter all around. Black with little or no head. Aromas of coffee, toffee and chocolate. Flavor is moderately bitter with a little sourness in the finish. Tasted at Moylan’s side by side with the Irish Dry Stout. Very similar, but the porter has that hint of sourness and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2010
22oz bottle $5, 5%ABV. Dark, dark brown, almost black. Smells a little roasty, nothing special. The flavor is actually not half-bad, some coffee, some roast, good stuff and extremely easy to drink. I think I finished the bottle in less than an hour.... Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-04-2010 17:56:48

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2010
bottle. deep brown body, chalky medium brown head. solvent and evaporated milk-tinged aroma of chocolate malt, roast and toasted oatmeal flakes. dense and frothy without being weighty. well-attenuated. moderate to heavy roast astringency with some mild malolactic notes (malted milk balls, milk powder). dry and ashen finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle at the Sudwerks beerfest. Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Deep rich chocolate aroma. Medium body; creamy carbonation. Flavoros of chocloate, burnt malt and light coffee. Decent bitterish finish. Goes down a treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Roasty aroma with bittersweet chocolate and caramel notes. Medium brown with ruby highlights. Tan head that dissipates quickly. Medium-low carbonation. No lacing. Malty sweetness up front with good hop support. Some astringency from roast. Medium body and carbonation and a bit creamy in texture. Nice sweet malt attack with a hoppy and astringent middle and a fairly lengthy and balanced finish. A good robust porter that I would have again to satisfy a porter craving.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
This beer pours a black with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly. The aromas are chocolate, coffee bean and oreos. The mouthfeel is quite thin and bitter almost watery. This wasn’t that great but it wasn’t bad either. It could have been much better. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15096) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle @ Friday Night Ulfborg Thing. Thanks to J&C. Pours dark brown nearly black with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is heavy toffee and caramel. Flavor has again . .toffee and also a bit of roasted coffee and mocha notes. Medium and smooth palate. Could get cloying if I were to drink a whole bottle by myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2011
The words "flavors of espresso, coffee malt, and bittersweet chocolate" give you a clue as to how hearty and robust this porter really is. Enjoying this in my brand new, nifty, shiny English pint glass. It has a fine, medium-brown head with a pretty dark body. I wouldn’t say completely black, as you can see a light trace of brown in it. One thing’s for certain, this beer looks dense and malty. The head itself looks pretty dense and almost pancakey. Aroma is very striking initially. Not your everyday roastred malt aroma - the bitterness of the chocolate is really unique and enveloping, with only a hint of espresso peeking through. The bitterness of this beer definitely does not come from any hops! It has an almost creamy edge in the nose. It smells a little like chocolate cookie dough. Once the mouth, this turns into one of those very easy beers to drink (I would never have guessed from the aroma). Dense, the body almost reminds of of a cask-conditioned or nitro-powered brew. Only a little creamy in the mouth, though. The coolness of this beer almost makes you feel like you’re getting gipped on flavor, but at only 5% ABV, I wouldn’t let this warm up too much if you want more of a peek into the beer’s qualities. The only things that are apparent in the flavor are light-roasted malt with that same bitter chocolate character as experienced in the aroma, but not quite that heavy. A very, very smooth beer, dense and extremely silky. Finishes a little bitter, but not as bitter as expected. A very easy porter to drink - for such a dense beer sometimes you don’t want such a strong flavor palate. Heavy beer + heavy flavor = too much. Being heavy, thick and dense, Chelse Moylan’s Porter has a light flavor, making it easier to stomach the weight of this beer. Personally, I’m a fan of the more flavorful styles of porters, but considering how dense this is I’m pretty pleased with what flavors they managed to throw into the mix. I’d definitely drink this sitting down at a pub somewhere, especially in cold weather. Not high alcohol, but it feels extremely traditional, especially when consumed using the right glass.

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