Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with no real head to speak of, Aroma is of dark, roasted malts, a hint of coffee and chocolate. The flavor follows this with just a touch of a bitter finish. This is a very good brew, and almost stout-ish.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. This really is the standard in which all non-imperial porters should be compared. A great nose with great balance. Rich and creamy smooth, yet superbly hopped. The pour was pretty as well. A big creamy, dark cream colored head, spotted lacing, a medium-thick appearance, and dark black-brown in color. The notes in aroma and flavor compliment each other almost perfectly. Rich cocoa, effervescent coffee, caramel malts, and backing earthy hop. Start to finish, this one is quite simple, though so well done.
Nisse666 (6143) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle ay Bishops arms Örebro, 2010-12-23
The bartender was friendly to get me a room temp. sample.
AR: rich roastd coffey aroma, some choclate and a bit nuttyness
AP: pitch black with a reddish tone, 5 cm high wee bubbly = fizzy, dark beige head - slowly diminishing
F: loads of carbonation, nich choclate but wee coffeyness - the fizzyness destroyed this porter!
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Bistro in Chicago. Pours a rich dark reddish brown; thin head...wonderful smooth taste...almost too smooth to be a porter. Sweet but not so much to distract. Definitely a wonderful example of how good a porter can be...almost enough to make you enjoy winter.
Vignale (3255) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Det här är den perfekta portern. Kraftig, kärv, fyllig, fruktig, rund och len. Allt finns där som ska finnas. Fruktig choklad, mörk frukt, kaffe. Inte för mycket av något, inte så stark, och ganska snäll beska, men de andra smakerna är så stora att den inte saknas.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige/light brown head. The aroma is malt and notes of fruit. The flavor is close to the nose with some additional roasted notes. The palate is sweetness, roasted and with a high level of carbonation. Overall a really good beer.
abemorsten (3508) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black with a finger thick, creamy, brown head. the liquid laces dark brown on the edge of the glass. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts aromas fills the nose. Roasted bitter and choclate sweet flavors. Full bodied and smooth with a gentle carbonation. Dry finish with the roasted notes lingering.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a cafe latte colored head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. A litle to high carbonation.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour with a thin bubbly head. Good amount of lacing around the rim of the glass. Has a creamy coffee aroma, but comes out much more in the flavor. Also a good amount of dark chocolate in the flavor. Very well balanced and enjoyable.
acurtis (53) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Second beer in a mini Porter tasting: Founders Porter poured into english pint glass. Dark thick pour. Very dark brown head. Thicker, darker and smokier than the GLEFP. Sweet aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark malt, vanilla with some smoke. Smooth and creamy, taste of roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, coffee. Very different than GLEFP, not as drinkable but a more creamy full mouthfeel. Exceptional.