ben4321 (4545) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Wine and Beer Westpark, 12/10/09
Aroma: Aroma is strong on roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate
Appearance: Pours a thick, dark brown color with a light brown head
Flavor: Flavor is roasted malts with a bit of earthy hops
Palate: The body is medium-full, thick, with soft carbonation
Overall this is a pretty good Porter. It has the thick, dark pour of a heavy stout. It’s pretty much what you would have expected from the style with its massive malt nose that leads to a massive malt (with a little hop) flavor. Still though, it is pretty good, and certainly enjoyable, another nice beer from Founders.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Stout-like black with a foamy medium-dark tan head, with good retention. Nose of some dry malt, maybe a little hops. Flavor sweet up front and chocolaty, with maybe a tiny hint of coffee-like bitterness. Definitely let this one breathe a bit after pouring, because at first it had a somewhat acrid bitter flavor. It becomes fairly smooth and clean, but the bitter flavor doesn’t really leave the aftertaste. Good porter, but not as fully dimensional as Black Butte, which is my standby porter. I suppose this is more of a British style porter, though, rather than a robust one.
naivepegasus (350) - USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black brown with a half a finger of dark beige head. Dark rich odor of chocolate and some toast. Great flavor, starts off soft and builds steadily. Hints of Caramel, vanilla, and chocolate, and ends with a nice burnt toast aftertaste. This is a really solid porter
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks whoever gave me this! excellent basic session porter, wow! super nice taste and palate on this, ubercreamy and rich, not too much alcohol, a real winner for a DD(daily drinker)!
dagimp (799) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours with an inch of gray/brown head which dissipates quickly leaving a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is of dark coffee. Taste is of hard core coffee and chocolate. Kinda that taste of over roasted Starbucks coffee. Chocolate is also very prevalent. Mouthfeel is very thick, almost bordering on a stout (but hey, what’s the difference). Overall, this really is the stepson of Founders Breakfast stout, but without the chocolate flavor. I very much liked this beer although it was on the thick side for a porter. The flavor was also too biased towards coffee and without any other flavors. I would happily drink again.
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and nuts. Full bodied with mildly creamy carbonation. Flavors of chocolate, hazel nuts, and vanilla? Neither sweet nor bitter. Really good finish of coffee/chocolate. Quite tasty.
Dfalken (45) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While I am somewhat knew at beer tasting, so far this is my favorite beer. Stouts and Porters are my favorite types though. Full bodied porter with smoky flavor and somewhat dry with a nice but not overwhelming bitterness to it. Very nice dark color. A great beer overall and now I can’t wait to taste the Founder’s Breakfast Stout this weekend and find out what all the raving is about.
ghawener (1519) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Falkenstein brought it from MO; a solid Porter, but my preferred style. Food Pairing: Pastel Chocolate Tóxico from Chef Andre.
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gracias david, con el gordo y el aleman. esta birria me gusto, va mas con mi estilo, la mejor de la noche por no ser tan dulce y por tener cuerpo y maltosa oscura. buen balance con hops; yummy
decaturstevo (5393) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown almost black with tan head and lace. Aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Chocolate, medium coffee, with a nice malt bitter. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation, and a hint of thin.