cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to weihenweizen, pours black with a thin tan head, aroma is full of chocolate with a hint of coffee, the flavor has an awesome front end with coffee notes and finishes with dark chocolate, very flavorful all the way through, just a solid beer all the way around.
PorterPounder (6206) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Coal black pour, thick mocha colored head, nce lacing. Fragrant aroma - plenty of dark chocolate, rich potting soil soil. Full-bodied flavor with lots of rich dark bakers chocolate, day old black coffee and some earthy black dirt. Mouthfeel is tick and chalky. Best porter I have had in ages.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours nearly pitch black with little light showing through the sides of the glass. smallish beige head. aroma is toasted dark malts and chocolate. about as perfect as a porter can get without going crazy. deep dark chocolate and roasted malts show through well on the tongue. great lasting taste and semi dry and bitter finish.
mnurda (1193) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled sample. Unreal beer. Chocolate malt flavour. Great carbonation. Would like to get my hands on more.
popery (1664) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy dark chocolate. There are roast and coffee flavors, particularly in the finish, but this is a chocolatey treat. One of my favorite porters and an all-round fantastic beer. Itís lush and thick on the plate for the abv. Smell isnít terribly strong, but the taste comes through big. Perfect malt sweetness for the beer. This is a real treat and probably my favorite dark beer from Founders, so far.
JStax (3772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, bitter black coffee, and slightly bitter influence of hops. Thick mouthfeel. Wonderful Porter.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark smelled weak tasted licorice chocolate great porter but not my favorite from founders friend brought from ny
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would have to agree that this is one of the nicest porters i have ever had. Very well balanced with not too much chocolate and no smoke or nonsense, just a fantastic porter.
mansquito (4101) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whole Foods Market, DC sixer ($11): Pours a near black color with a tan head that leaves a smattering of lace. Aroma is of chocolate, milk, milk chocolate, a little bit of creamy diner coffee, roasted malts, sex, a tiny bit of liqueur, and some other things that I like. This beer feels creamy and smooth... really. The chocolate flavors in this are done to a level of perfection. Coffee is very mild mild and takes second whistle to the chocolate. Oh, and there are hops, but they are ever so well-balanced with the rest. In the right conditions, there will be a slight booze note, but will merely serve to accentuate the flavors. Dank.
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Near black, with a dark tan, one-finger head. Not much lacing.
Smells of sweet, mellow chocolate, mellowed still by some caramel. But mostly chocolate. Beautiful.
Taste is very chocolatey as well but itís a milk chocolate. Very mellow. Full bodied. Dried by some caramel. Bit of coffee roast to bitter it up.
Nicely blended. The taste just keeps developing after each sip. It encourages you to take time between sips to soak up all the layers. Well done.