Chelsea Porter | Moylan's Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States
moylans.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by 4000qtrap on 01-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of alleykatking
1.63/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a super darker brown color almost black. One finger drak brown head shows good retention and leaves ringy lacing with some webbing lace on the sides of my glass.

S- This beer I was afraid of might just be infected. There is some light chocoalte notes pairing off with some roasted malts. The biggest part of the aroma is a strong lactic aroma which is very off putting...it smells like sour milk.

T- One taste of this and I can tell it's infected. The lactic acid in the beer is horrible. All you can taste is soured milk with hints of roasted malts. Not good at all.

M- Mouthfeel is medium. Carbonation was alright for the beer. The sour milk flavor stuck on the palate and long into the aftertaste. The flavor was off (of course) and the rest of the beer followed suit. Medium drying on the palate but maybe not all from the alcohol itself.

D- This beer was a couple sips and then drain poured. Will review when I get another bottle.

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Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
2.07/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

I am going to leave this post up, but I believe my bottle was infected or spoiled or mishandled and am curious to see how many others run into this situation.

A - Pours dark brown with ruby highlights into my pint glass. Nice two fingers of tan head, good retention and some lacing.

S - Roasted malts, bitter sweet cocoa, spoiled cream and subtle espresso notes.

T - Mostly just bitter and milky(kind of spoiled and astringent), roasted malts, cocoa and coffee come out a little as it washes off the palate.

M - Medium body, good carbonation.

D - This was not a good one for me. Maybe my bottle is bad or something. I just don't get this beer nor do I really enjoy drinking it.

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Photo of champ103
2.34/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a dark ruby/brown color. A large beige head rises to over two fingers. The rocky foam recedes to a ring, and leaves some spotty lace behind.
S: Burnt toast and acidic coffee up front. Week hops linger with an odd mineral and metallic aroma.
T: Thin, pale malts with a bitter and acidic coffee flavor. I get a big mineral flavor as well. Not good.
M/D: A medium body, but very thin and watery. The acidic and bitter coffee makes this a chore to drink. I will not be finishing the bomber.

Nothing comes together well at all here. Acidic coffee all over the place. On top of that a thin and week beer. Not something I would recommend.

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Photo of avaldivia
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of fredmugs
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of biglite351
2.67/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A - minor touch of light through the center of glass. Tight off-white head that falls quickly.

S - smells off. Some malt and chocolate but no coffee. Instead, there is a strong wet bar-rag smell.

T - bitter chocolate, malts and a touch of coffee. Luckily the wet-rag bit did not translate to the flavor.

M - medium coating with a tingle over entire tongue.

D - maybe one as the scent is quite off putting.

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Photo of Crimkj
2.91/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of brentk56
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a modest head that leaves a fair amount of splashy lace behind

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and marshmallow

Taste: Chocolate marshmallow, up front, with a charred tone that develops in the middle; almost a band-aid character that builds into the finish

Mouthfeel: Watery, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Perhaps this was an old bottle (I just bought it yesterday) but it really was not good

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jenlovesbeer
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Beerlover
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of gfreed
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at ChurchKey DC. Dense aroma of burned ropes and hemp, raw mushrooms and vinyl. I had this on cask so it was practically room-temperature warm which may have been even too warm for this beer. The aroma was the best part of this one; the taste didn't stand a chance. Compared to the aroma it was d-u-l-l, unless you like mushrooms. Maybe pour this over pizza next time? Not bad; not great, either.

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Photo of 4000qtrap
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: Draft/CO2 (N2 option also available)

Smell: Strong coffee, quite oaky/woody, and some chocolate. Quite pleasant but not too complex.

Taste: Smooth and roasty. Sweetness is nicely held in check by bitterness - very well balanced. Mostly coffee with some syrup and very nice burnt tobacco flavor. Very viscous mouthfeel. Finish is a touch dry with coffee bean bitterness and wood.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BTHU
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of RoyalT
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This is a nice medium-brown in color with a good, light brown head that rose slowly out of the bottle when I popped the cap and left a seemingly permanent ring on top of the liquid.

Smell - You really have to let this one warm to build the aroma, but once there you'll be rewarded with some raw espresso bean, a hint of vanilla, a nice cocoa smell, and a decent amount of raw sugar.

Taste - The beer kind of changed its tune at the taste. I was able to get some light chocolate notes and a bit of roasted grain but the wonderful espresso from the nose was AWOL and there was an insidious citrus flavor that hit me the wrong way.

Mouthfeel - This is barely medium-bodied with some light but unpleasant carbonation but a short dryness at the end that I somewhat enjoyed.

Drinkability - This one started off well but couldn't hold up. Generally I'm a fan of this brewery but they have thrown in a few stinkers over the years and I guess this is somewhere in between the solid gold hits and the disappointments.

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Photo of ouser31
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great Taste! Good Beer! Had at a local pub and it was good all around! I enjoy Moylans Beer! Also like the Kilt Lifter! Appearance and Taste where best about this beer... Got two free glasses out of it also... Many more to enjoy soon I hope also...! Thanks!

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Photo of BEER88
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark brown in color with a finger-thick cream colored head. Retention and lacing are decent.

S: Not much on the nose. Roasty, with some mocha and coffee. Hops are present in the backround, but very faint.

T: Roasty bitterness is most dominant, with hints of espresso and chocolate. There is some dark fruit character as well. Hops dry out the finish, but don't really add any flavor components.

M: A full bodied porter, this beer is rather silky and smooth. Alcohol is almost unnoticeable.

D: This beer was pretty average. It's worth trying, but I was slightly upset, being that I have always enjoyed the other beers from Moylan's. Better luck next time.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bconsidine
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bwyu
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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