jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a small dark tan head. Aroma is of peanut butter, milkchocolate, cream, and cocoa. taste is of milk chocolate, sweet, light bitter cocoa powder, and a roasty finish.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is black with a thin dark tan head that dissipates to almost nothing but some lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and roasted malts. Flavor is bitter with a little sweetness. Incredibly smooth and wonderful. Rich and creamy. This porter lives up to the hype.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to durhambeer!
Dark brown, coffee ring for a head. Nose of roasted malt, oat, milk, chocolate. Relatively sweet flavor, more malt than the nose, also some chocolate and woody nut. Moderate, roasty finish, creamy body. Pretty tasty stuff even though not very complex.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle – Trade – StFun
Aroma: Big robust malt aroma.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big porter flavor with dark malts, coffee and chocolate flavors.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Decent Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a excellent brew I loved the flavor this melted in my mouth and was a great brew.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Moderate tan head, but it lasts. Leaves generous lace on the glass. So dark (brown, near black), I could not see any light shine through.
Chalky, chocolate milk aroma. Light bitterness in the background.
My first impression is "rustic". There’s a little bit of everything here without the smoothness of a well-blended brew. I like that. Lots of hop finish that does blend nicely with bitter black patent malt. Good body, almost chewy, but lots of balancing carbonation. A complex porter, worthy of each sip while wondering each nuance of flavor. Another winner from the guys at Founders.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of stfun. Pours brown with a huge brown head. Smells of chocolate, cocoa, metallic hints. Tastes creamy and chocolatey with a rich chocolate finish. Great beer!
tmoreau (2061) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech pils glass, presenting a dark, black/brown hue with some ruby tones as the glass was raised. The head was a foamy dark tan but reduced quickly to a thin layer with a fair ring of lacing. The aroma was roasty malt, chocolate, and to a lesser degree, some coffee notes. The flavor was these plus a touch of caramel, more defined chocolate as baker’s variety, and a hint of smoke, resulting in a firm but mellow bitterness that remained the same to the finish. A very tasty, full bodied, creamy to the tongue, porter.
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is coffee up front followed by chocolate, and plenty of great roasted malts. Taste is coffee, milk chocolate, nuttiness, with a hop presence.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Opaque black with small burnt tan head. Nice dirty chocolate, cold coffee, dry bakers chocolate, nice. Big cold coffee flavor with dry roast, a little milk chocolate, a little smoke, tasty. Medium to full, creamy body. Nice and dry with excelent coffee/roast characteristics.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The smell is nutty, milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts, The look is black in color, dark, and has a good tan colored head. The taste is roasty, chocolate, nutty, coffee, and malts.