jsmerig (1472) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is chocolate and dark roasted malt. Pours almost black with a rich tan head. Taste is chocolate malty up front followed by bitter roast notes with a mild lingering sweetness/smokiness
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Coffee shows with deep and roasted grains. You also get a nice fluid creaminess with a light milk chocolate ending. WOW!
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown nearly black color with tan head. Creamy scent with hints of mocha coffee. Porter with chocolate and coffee taste. Almost a Smokey finish. Nice dark Porter.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m not sure what caused it, but I’m madly in love with Founder’s Porter. I believe this beer to be the worlds best, honest Porter, my ultimate go-to bottle. Bittersweet and rich yet light on the palate, this brew drinks frighteningly easy, disappearing from the glass too quickly for rational thought to hold out much longer. Java-encrusted roasted malts are followed by a hoppy bite that leads to a dry, dark chocolate fade. Whenever I get the inevitable "What’s your favorite beer" question, this sixer provides a quick-n-easy answer. (2/17/09) NOTE: No more Founders in SC. Thanks to the brewery for giving our state a shot. Maybe next time things will go better on our end.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington DC, served in a tulip. Pours deep black with a small tan head. The head fades slowly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of lace.The nose has big chocolate and roasty notes, along with earth, smoke, and a hint of barnyard. The flavour is dry and roasty, with plenty of coffee, smoke and herbal hops. The finish is long, dry and roasty. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, an excellent porter with a dry, roasty character and a nice earthy, herbal hop profile. I wish I had another bottle. 2011-05-15
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Porter with notes of espresso and dark coffee or cacao beans. Quite a nice beer, although not as much depth as I was anticipating.
MoritzF (9355) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Black colour with a beige and short foamy head. Mildly sweet roast-malty aroma with notes of chocolate, leather and vanilla, accompanied by a spicy herbal hoppy touch. Roasty bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Leather and moderately roasty malty taste with notes of chocolate/cacao and shy salty notes towards the roast-bitter, subtle fruity and slightly spicy hoppy finish. 11.V.11
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 Six pack from Binney’s Downers Grove IL: Jet black with a thick light brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate. Flavor starts rich dark chocolate followed by a bakers chocolate bitterness and a bitter-sweet chocolate finish. Full body is rich and creamy with moderate carbonation. Awesome (Imperial chocolate) Porter.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin brown head. Very nice coffee aroma with roasted malts and chocolate. Dry taste with bitter coffee and chocolate. Dry, roasty finish. Definitely up there as far as standard porters go.
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle This is one of my favorite beers. Wonderfully rich with chocolate and coffee. Very smooth beer. Just love it. =)