tiong (6446) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bierkompass
Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma and taste have hints of roastness. Nice, smooth and long lasting finish.
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige, small, creamy head. Aroma of pleasant roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour of smooth chocolate malts with roastiness, mild hops and coffee. Medium bodied with a very rich and smooth mouthfeel. Dry and fruity finish. A very pleasant porter.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. aromas of chocoalte marshmallows, coffee, and vanilla. taste follows, but with additions of chocolate malts, nutmeg, and burnt coffee. on the palate it is rich and creamy, followed by a smooth finish characteristic of a fine porter. this is spot on, and there is no question this is rated as high as it is. killer!
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Platonic Ideal of a porter (or as close as one can get). Pours a red-tinted dark-as-night Mahogany capped with a half-inch of latte-foam colored head. The bouquet is nearly a mirror-image of the taste to come: chocolate and coffee and roasted goodness. The head eventually subsides into a high-gravity Belgian lace.
The liquor has a full and silky mouth feel, a bitter-sweet concentration of that bouquet that hit your nose after the pour. The malt is dark; the intensity is high and the finish is pleasingly long. What I like here additionally is the muscular hops hiding just behind the roasted malts. Some porters lack this balance; Founders does not. Lovely brew.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with a tan head, quicky fading. A ton of rich and creamy coffee. Id say that the bottle says it all....dark, rich and sexy. Extremely smooth. Itís like drinking a dark chocolate shake with just the right amount of sugar to make it palatable. Rich barley malt and cocoa powder. A really fantastic beer.
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thatís a good porter. Itís not a stout - but itís not a dark colored brown ale. Itís a porter. Rich and complex. Roasty.... sure, roasty. Roasty, toasty, delicious the mosty - no need to boasty.
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from Bierkompass. Dark, almost black color with almost no head. Aroma, roasted coffee. Taste, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Dry coffee finish. Excellent porter.
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, liqurice, chocolate, bitter and coffee. A flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, minerals, soy sauce and bitter finish.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, dark brown huge creamy head. Malty, roasted and strong coffee aroma. Overwhelming syrupy full palate. Dark bitter chocolate, mousse and again very potent coffee flavour. Wow.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and thick pour with little head. who-boy, lovely aroma. Roasted malts, dark, ripe fruits, chocolate, molasses, earthy, milk, light vanilla. Medium, full body with nice tiny dancing carbonation. Flavor is packed full of those delicious roasted and chocolate malts, light burnt malt, a touch of molasses, and faint vanilla. Great porter. A real winner.