Brewed by Paddys Pub and Brewery (Australia)
Style: Porter
Flemington, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Porter is a name that came into use around the 1720s to describe a well hopped style of brown beer. Porter was immensely popular in London and abroad, dominating beer production up until the resurgence of Burton pale ales in the 1830s saw Porters popularity wane. Paddy's Chocolate Porter is a classic revival of this unique style of beer, carefully crafted using a blend of five different malts, Kent grown Goldings hops and a true top fermenting strain of ale yeast. A dark roast, deep brown hue with ruby highlights and a thick tan head. Aromas of mocha coffee allude to flavours suggesting caramel, toffee and bitter chocolate. A highly drinkable, silky smooth dark ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9860) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
Sampled from tap at the brewpub on July 11, 2013.
As "Paddys Porter".
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, roasted, ash, cocoa scent. A bit acidic, dry, light roasted taste. Roasted, dry, grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness that is dry. Some dry chocolate taste too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2013
Pours very dark with a beige head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, coffee and some roastiness. Taste is medium sweet of chocolate leading to a light roasty and hoppy finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
draught at the brewpub. heavy on the chocolate, although i agree with whoever it was that said its more cocoa powder. very rich chocolate with a slightly bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2009
Draught at Paddys Brewpub, Sydney. Dark brown with smallish off white head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate (predominantly cocoa powder), nuts and a little roast. Thin medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Low bitterness. More chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2008
Draught at the brewpub The body looked like a decent porter although there wasnt much of a head. Taste reminded me of a J.Squire porter in that you seem to get pencil shavings, also like a robust porter just a bit thin. If anything some rich Belgian chocolate in the taste, this beer shows promise but falls away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5421) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Deep dark brown color. Fudge brownies with a hint of cherries erupts from the nose. Mouth is sour, but that worked well for the beer. Brownies just lingered in my mouth long after I finished the beer. Nice. Re-rate - not enough body. Not as good as two years ago

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 RE-RATE. Draught at Paddys Pub. Let this warm up for a good hour prior to tasting. Arrvied deep, dark brown with an off-white, creamy head which lasted very well. Aroma was of coco powder and bitter chocolate with roasted malts, licorice and some dates. Flavor was of smooth roasted malts with creamy milk chocolate, coco powder, toffee with dry biscuity notes and licorice (mild) in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2006
This one was a dark ruby red with a small head. Some nice chocolate on the aroma, but not that dominant. On tasting its quite creamy, like most of Paddys beers, and slightly sweet. Alcohol was surprisingly evident. Just a step behind the rest of their beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2006
Least favourite of the seven beers sampled with Bridge on the epic April 25 2006 trip to Flemington. Im not a huge fan of thin, sweet beers. Which is not to say that this isnt to style, just that its not to taste. This one was a teak colour with a short head - much thinner than the Export Stout, or indeed any of the other beers we sampled. Sweet Kahlua-like aroma of molten chocolate and milky coffee. Faint bitterness in the mix. Carbonation seemed to me to be too fizzy. Very sweet flavour mix with some faint chocolate (serving temp too low) and malt. This was the only disappointment of the day. (Draught at brewpub)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24333) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: APR 9, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Very dark brown. None surprising chocolatey malt aroma. Medium sweet with notes of coffee, but the chocolate dominates. Velvetty finish. The soft mouthfeel really brings out the flavours.

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