Dead Centre Brewing is bang in the middle of Athlone, overlooking the river Shannon. They introduced the Moondust Coffee Porter together with Bell Lane Coffee, a specialty coffee roasting company from Mullingar.

Dead Centre Brewing Coffee Porter
Dead Centre Brewing Coffee Porter

This is how Bell Lane Coffee described the porter on Instagram:

“It has a slightly sweet and light malt body with notes of caramel and chocolate in the taste. It has been infused with a blend of Colombian, Brazilian & Sumatran coffee beans and the rich taste it gives comes through beautifully in the finish.”

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#Repost @allaboutbeer_ireland ・・・ I posted a nice picture of this beer a few weeks back in front of a full moon in my back garden but I never really reviewed it for you guys other than saying it was very nice. Moondust Porter from @deadcentrebrewing is a quality beer that is full of flavour but ridiculously easy to drink. It has a slightly sweet and light malt body with notes of caramel and chocolate in the taste. It has been infused with a blend of Colombian, Brazilian & Sumatran coffee beans and the rich taste it gives comes through beautifully in the finish. I love this aspect of the flavour as the coffee doesn’t overpower the beer which often happens in other brews of a similar style. Worth giving a go if you come across it on your travels 🍻 . . . . #irishcraftbeer #deadcentrebrewing #athlone #coffee #porter #craftbeer #askforcraft #craftbeercommunity #craftnotcrap #ratebeer #cheersguys #cervejaartesana #craftbeerporn #beertography #biere #beerart #beerenthusiast #instabeer #пиво #啤酒 #ビール #beerstagram #pivo #cerveza #sör #biereartisanale #supportlocal #beeradvocate #christmas

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Bell Lane Coffee was founded in 2012 producing hand-roasted award-winning coffee blends.

Dead Centre Brewing Coffee Porter Taste Test

I tasted the coffee porter at The Malthouse in Athlone, where I had previously tried Dead Centre Brewing’s limited edition 5.7% Chocolate Milk Stout.

As a lover of coffee, trying the coffee porter was an offer I couldn’t refuse (it was, indeed, on a special offer that evening).

I thought the coffee flavour was distinctive but not overpowering, leaving a sense of fullness in the mouth, almost like having a whole meal. It would probably go well with slow-cooked lamb and hearty stews. I am also thinking it could be a good ingredient to add to a chocolate cake.

The coffee porter is not your regular drink to down in a hurry, it needs patient savouring to appreciate all its nuances.

There Is a Story Behind Every Beer

Dead Centre Brewing’s website states: “There is a story behind every beer at Dead Centre Brewing”. From their flagship beer Marooned IPA to their limited (or LimiDEAD as they call it) edition ales and porters, each brew is carefully crafted with selected ingredients. Talking of ingredients, most of them are sourced locally.

Dead Centre Brewing was incorporated in late 2016 and is the brainchild of Liam Tutty, who described his microbrewery as a “one-man band” in The Irish Times. He was interviewed by journalist Sorcha Hamilton, who also wrote about Tryanuary, an initiative to support small breweries at a tough time in the year when people are not spending and not drinking alcohol as part of their new year’s resolutions.

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