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Chelsea Porter - Moylan's Brewery

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 4000qtrap on 01-12-2010)
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

bigbeerfan, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

KAF, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

alostplot, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ryanpj, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Kmat10, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +14.8%

A: Black with a creamy mocha head.

S: Nice medium roast coffee, dark and milk chocolates in the nose.

T: Milk chocolate, and lots of it, some light coffee notes. Not super complex.

M: Medium full bodied and creamy smooth.

O: Not as roasty or robust as a typical porter, but definitely good. Nice and creamy. Definitely worth a try.

BierJager89, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

IRONRakkasan, Jan 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

fredmugs, Jan 14, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

22oz bottle. Curious what exactly the inspiration was that Chelsea Moylan provided.

This beer pours a solid oily black, with prominent basal cola highlights, and two chubby fingers of puffy, foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves some decent spooky webbed lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of bittersweet cocoa, somewhat sour milk (though that could be my own shirt after looking after the wee one solo for the past six hours or so), roasted bready caramel malt, a bit of dry toffee, bitter ground coffee, and mild earthy, musty hops. The taste is more of the same - medium baker's chocolate, toasty caramel malt, milky sourdough, a gritty nuttiness, cold coffee, and weak earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are a little peppy, and playful beyond their standard duties, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, the roast kind of cutting in a tad here. It finishes off-dry, the milky and grainy sweetness settling in, while the char and hops mill about, hoping to capture a few more hearts and minds.

An enjoyable (dare I say?) London Porter, despite the American aspirations stated on the label. The Irish were certainly informed by their English brewing neighbors, and that has filtered down, all the way across an ocean and continent alike. And if these perky Irish-Americans want to make it their own - it's the hops, dummy.

biboergosum, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Sammy, Dec 24, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Bomber had no bottled date. Looks opaque, dark brown/black. Small creamy head.
Smell is dark roast coffee and chocolate, nice.
Taste initially with the bitter chocolate , an off taste metallic. After first sip not noticeable.
Solid bill of roasted malt with a good bitterness in the background.
Mouthfeel is creamy with just right bite of carbonation.
My first Moylan and will seek this again.

Hopscat, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

graybayou, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

largadeer, Nov 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

AgentMunky, Jul 21, 2013
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Weas, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

AngusOg, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

RWLawman, Jun 07, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +1.4%

22oz bomber with no date. found a dusty bottle on sale for only $2.99. here's hoping it's not skunked out or infected.

i got lucky: not infected, not skunky. beautiful black look with great tan head and retention. smell is lactose sugar and not much more. taste is milky and sweet, with roasted coffee grounds and chocolate. lighter than a stout, but still flavorful.

jimmah120, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

stealth, May 21, 2013
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Chelsea Porter from Moylan's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.