Lubiere (10476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark porter with a thin moka head. A pungeant aroma of chocolate, some light boiled veggies. In mouth, a lightish porter with smooth powdered chocolate, medium bodied. On tap at Afterwords Café, Feb. 2010.
Evocatus (72) - USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark opaque coffee color with a thick dark beige head. Aroma is a mix of roasted malts heavy on cocoa/bittersweet chocolate. Taste was the same as the aroma, although there was a little kick to it. The beer was really thick, reminded me of an expedition stout from Bells when pouring. However, the carbonation was pretty weak, so it felt like i was drinking a thin syrup rather than a beer. However, given it’s taste and price, a great drinkable beer.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
probably one of the best porters ever. a lot of chocolate and coffee, perfect mouthfeel and carbonation, and perfect black color. awesome!
jb (2302) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My reward for 500 miles driving today was scoring a couple sixes of Founders’ products. Oh my, this is a porter? Looks like a baltic, pours out a thick black, ends with a thick tan head. Nose is rich cocoa and roasted and toasted malt. Palate is medium thick but very heavy for a porter. Very sweet but tons of hops in there too balance out the chocolate malt. Almost too sweet. Very oily mouthfeel too, surprisingly good stuff, well not so surprising I love this brewer.
alobar (2877) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark thick black color with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. Intense and well-balanced flavor of chocolate, hops, coffee, and some roasted malts. Exceptional porter!
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Thick dark pour with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and roasty. Taste is semi-creamy, big roastiness, and sweet chocolate. Nice hop bitterness. Excellent porter.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, Rich, and Sexy? Yes yes yes. Pours black with a nice big cappuccino colored head. A full nose of milk chocolate and bitter coffee with some earthy hops in the background. As the head settles a transfixing lace lays. Doesn’t get much better pre sip. This is a wonderful porter. Black malts pack a punch with silky dark chocolate, and some smoky highlights. At 45 IBU’s, hoppy bitterness completes this robust flavor. Intensely dry finish, like I need water. Full bodied, great feel and carbonation. Another excellent beer from Founders, who are no doubt a top 3 favorite brewery of mine. I am left to ponder, who is the woman on the label?
Rando7 (752) - Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2010 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass. Pours thick and almost black, one-finger head. Taste is chocolate and coffee with a mild-moderate hoppy finish. Really good.
rader58 (791) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, smoke. Taste is bitter and dry. Flavor is chocolate, earth, coffee. Very intensely flavored. Finish is earthy and dry.
portableparty (1960) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle to snifter. poured dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma was coffee and malt with faint chocolate. Taste was chocolate and malt with malty after tones. Palate has thin to medium feel which feels slick yet finishes somewhat dry. Overall one of the best porters that I have had!