Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 11/5/12. Consumed 2/14/13. Pours deep brown-black with a thin brown head. Aroma is chocolate, earth, nutty, creamy, some light fruitiness. Taste is very full; sweet, chocolate, earth, nutty, some nice hops for balance; a long bitter chocolate and coffee finish. Chewy mouth feel. Some lacing; not much. Where this ale really wins is in the taste. It’s very full and rich; it’s still potent while the alcohol is pretty well hidden. An excellent porter.
adasko (874) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromat rewelacyjny. Masa kakao, masa kawy, masa czarnej czekolady. Piwo czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Niewielka piana, świetny lacing. W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie, dużo kawy, dużo paloności. Paloność szczególnie w posmaku daje o sobie znać. Delikatnie zbyt mocno nasycone, ale nadal gładkie i aksamitne. Rewelacyjne piwo. Jakby z tego zrobić baltic porter albo imperial porter - zagięłoby system.
bagalagalaga (146) - Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little bit crisp and bitter when it hits your tongue, but almost immediately mellows out and lets some chocolatey coffee tastes through. However, I have to give it a 1/5 in both the categories of beer name and attractiveness of woman on the bottle.
fkoolen (509) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Oily black topped by a beige creamy head. Rich roasted malts with an abundance of soft coffee and chocolate, nicely balanced by some tropical fruity hops. Not too bitter or dry, more rounded and soft. Long finish. Low carbonation, good body (especially considering the low abv). Great meeting Founders Brewing with this ale.
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brian....not the typical porter smell....smell reminds me of a stout...very nice smooth taste...thx man...(#476)
AnokaBrewer (81) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color with very little head. Not much carbonation. Strong taste of grain like chocolate or black patent malt. Roasted caramel, semi sweet flavor. Perfect blend of hops and malt.very little bitterness and sweet finish.
VamboladeTolly (586) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours deep dark brown with small brown head.Aroma of sweet roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, burnt bread. Taste is medium bitter at first, roasted malts, licorice, burnt wood (ash), some dark berries. Medium + body. Roasted smooth finish. Good beer.
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml at Rocket Burger, Zagreb. Pours black with beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, coffee. Sweet with dry finish. Good but can’t say it knocked me off my feet. Would drink it again.
Zakoon (185) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, burned caramel. Flavour is medium sweet and roasted bitterness. Medium to full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted, rich and smooth.
Brandman (2310) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
old notes and some words to describe: huge roasted caramel, great porter, robust finish, medicinal hops
ERB92 (494) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, chocolate, nuts, wood, toast and some dried fruits. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium ti full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a really nice porter with e clear hop profile, really enoyable.