pivnizub (9517) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Literally black, as usual, small stable lacy tanned head; leathery-fruity, not too toasty, nose with some herbal hops underneath; solid bitter-sweet flavour, soft and medium bodied; slightly lingering toasty-leathery finish, accompanied by a light acidity. Fine Porter.....
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Basically black with a thick tan head that lingers and leaves some amazing lacing. The aroma is mostly roasted coffee and a bit of caramel and plum. The flavor is also strongly coffee with nice bitter dark chocolate notes, just a little burnt. Very smooth and highly drinkable.
undsioux7 (868) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great porter! Cofee, chocolate and just a touch of burnt malts. The palette is awsome. Me likey.
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 6/30/2011
Appearance: Pours a nice opaque black.
Aroma: Nice roasty aroma with some chocolate.
Taste: Light bitterness, heavy malt, chocolate, roast.
Palate:Medium body, medium finish.
Summary: A really good porter, one of my favorites.
bigbish (619) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark rich and sexy is a good deScription for this delicious porter. Pours nice and dark with a tan head. Great aroma. Lots or roasted malt flavor with a hint of biterness. Coffee and burnt chocolate. Very good.
cbfobes (2800) - 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 (6523) - 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 (1214) - 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 (1741) - 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. It’s lush and thick on the plate for the abv. Smell isn’t 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.