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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 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle at home - Shared with My Wife. Clear dark brown (almost black) - offwhite head. Chocolate, sweet chocolate, light bitterness, coffee, medium body, cocoa, nutty, dry cocoa powder, medium hoppy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2068) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Tap at Moylans. Dark brown pour with minimal head. Sweet chocolate on the aroma. Moderate palate. Taste is milk chocolate with some roasted espresso. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3739) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4401) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger head that settles slowly and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains with dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with carbonation typical for the style. A well done porter that I recommend for others to sample.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8953) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On nitro at Cole’s. Decent drinking creamy not complex and maybe not need to be. Some chocolate and licorice. Black with a big head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (508) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2014
From bottle. Got for a tremendous $1.99. Dark black and tan head lingering throughout. Nose of dark fruits and dark roast coffee. Tastes of strong coffee, roasted malt, and dark fruits of raisins and faint dark cherry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours black with a thick, foamy head that stays long. Nose is malty with notes of sweet Mexican chocolate. Taste is sweet. Medium body, lively carbonation, toffee finish. Pretty good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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