dagimp (700) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours with an inch of gray/brown head which dissipates quickly leaving a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is of dark coffee. Taste is of hard core coffee and chocolate. Kinda that taste of over roasted Starbucks coffee. Chocolate is also very prevalent. Mouthfeel is very thick, almost bordering on a stout (but hey, whatís the difference). Overall, this really is the stepson of Founders Breakfast stout, but without the chocolate flavor. I very much liked this beer although it was on the thick side for a porter. The flavor was also too biased towards coffee and without any other flavors. I would happily drink again.
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and nuts. Full bodied with mildly creamy carbonation. Flavors of chocolate, hazel nuts, and vanilla? Neither sweet nor bitter. Really good finish of coffee/chocolate. Quite tasty.
Dfalken (45) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While I am somewhat knew at beer tasting, so far this is my favorite beer. Stouts and Porters are my favorite types though. Full bodied porter with smoky flavor and somewhat dry with a nice but not overwhelming bitterness to it. Very nice dark color. A great beer overall and now I canít wait to taste the Founderís Breakfast Stout this weekend and find out what all the raving is about.
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Falkenstein brought it from MO; a solid Porter, but my preferred style. Food Pairing: Pastel Chocolate Tůxico from Chef Andre.
rcasta (822) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gracias david, con el gordo y el aleman. esta birria me gusto, va mas con mi estilo, la mejor de la noche por no ser tan dulce y por tener cuerpo y maltosa oscura. buen balance con hops; yummy
decaturstevo (4930) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown almost black with tan head and lace. Aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Chocolate, medium coffee, with a nice malt bitter. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation, and a hint of thin.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black body topped by a massive creamy khaki colored head that leaves some lovely lacing all the way down the glass. Rich aroma of roasted barley cocoa powder and espresso. Bitter dark chocolate with undertones of licorice, and roasted coffee flavors. Full bodied with a smooth and creamy texture. Very well done.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This porter is highly rated on this site but Iíve tasted far better porters. This ale is too roasted, too bitter, too metallic. The overly roasted malts dont allow for the smoothness or sweetness of superior porters like Samual Smithís Taddy Porter.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely drinkable, dark brown verging on black pour with minimal off white frothy head. Aroma of robust coffee, dark chocolates, and heavier malts. Goes down very smooth, and at 6.5 alc I think Iíll have another.
Sammy (8397) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tle from the brewer 3 months ago. Pours jet black with lots of brown foam in head, that leaves a spider lace trail. Aroma of roasted malts, and a hint of mollasses. As we drink through the pint, chocolate malts are noticed in aroma as well as taste. Carbonation is right there, and refreshing. Anise and chocolate in residual.Great porter.Average mouthfeel, smooth drinking.