MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle to glass. Pretty flavorful & complex for a porter. Chocolate, mild coffee, some slight bitterness. I think the tag-line is dead on! One of my new favorite porters- just wish we could get it in AZ!
airrick2003 (415) - Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: This beer pours with a smaller tan head that dissipates in a couple minutes, the beer itself is black with some very small brown edges in the light
Aroma: coffee, dark grain, perhaps some bread, not particularly complex or intensely aromatic but not bad or dull either, I guess average
Taste: chocolate, coffee, some bitterness on the finish, not too sweet,
Palate: soft carbonation, very thick and heavy mouthfeel, average bitter aftertaste
Overall: I donít think this beer is bad but I donít think it lives up to itís rating either, a little too simple, average
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drat - Roast malts and dark chocolate. Jet dark brown with a thin brown head. Roast malts with some molasses. Decent, but nothing special.
ronaldtheriot (1106) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Founders Porter has a medium-to-thick, beige head, an extremely dark brown appearance, and a touch, here and there, of lacing left behind. The aroma is rich, sweet, dark-roasted malt, coffee, cream, and chocolate. Taste is of the same, with significant acidity and bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and Founders Porter finishes semi-dry, delicious, and super-drinkable. Just a great, great beer. RJT
Rperez (106) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice stout! Aromas of coffee and chocolate! Very smooth and easy to drink beer!
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HonusWagner (1232) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is slightly fudgy, black heavy roast coffee, extremely rich. Flavor is same. Practically an imperial stout from the aroma and flavor profile, truly a remarkable beer loaded with flavor for this ABV and style.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with S&G.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, mocha, vanilla.
TASTE: mocha, coffee, bitter. Good for itís ABV!
Garlic_of_Doom (364) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with a small dense beige head.
Dark chocolate, roasted malt, fresh coffee and raisins in aroma.
Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, well balanced bitterness.
Dry mouth feel, medium body, medium carbonation.
Dry bitter coffee after taste.
Solid porter! This is how I like them. Like Black Butte but a bit thicker.
crozdog (6) - Ascot Vale, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Getting some chocolate and bitterness. Nice rich dark colour. Great beer to sit on through a movie. Probably wouldnít have more than one.
HopDagger (1) - Bloomfield Hills, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I awoke to the sound of thunder. Total darkness. Blackness surrounded me. Against my better judgment I was drawn to the outside. Oak trees towered over the smokey campfire, now damp from the rain. As the water washed over me I thought of my father, when he smoked a pipe when I was young. Pitch black. Morning may never come...
htzpah (34) - - APR 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted on tap. Very strong 2-note flavors; decent chocolate and some savory umami.