bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler from ryan (danke). black! aroma of chocolate, roast. medium-heavy body. lots of caramel, chocolate, some figs and higher sugars. finish is nice and balanced, with the rollercoaster of flavors fading, not too sweet. this is delish.
artyom (538) - Osijek, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Dark brown color with brown color. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with distinctive roasted malt character. Full body and soft carbonation. Overall it’s great and tasty porter.
guzzler67 (1529) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Totally dark with a small, olive brown head and decent lacing. Rich aroma brings together roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel and dark fruit. Woodsy flavor with hints of caramel, coffee, tobacco and black licorice. Semi-sweet chocolate shines in the aftertaste. Full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish.
Teran (32) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark dark. No transparency at all. Full and rich aroma. Grand Rapids masters composed this porter anthem. Divine!
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little stronger than I’d expected. I don’t know why I’d felt this way. I think I’ll try it again sometime
VictorStr (1443) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska @ Hamnmästaren. Rostade, chocklad toner i aromen, lite chocklad i smaken. Balanserad smak. Lätt drucken.
wihlan (341) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska på hamnmästaren - mörk ser kraftfull ut. Malt och brända toner i doften. Silkeslen i munnen brända toner i smaken och chokladpudding. Stor kropp.
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jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The old-timey photo designs on Founders’ bottles have always frightened me, but the stately lady in black is a perfect match for this brew. This porter pours like ink and is nearly opaque when held up to light. Head is chocolate brown. Roasted malt, cocoa, and soy sauce in the aroma. Taste is roasted and bittersweet. There are subtle notes of umami and dark chocolate. An American style hop finish cuts through the richness and adds a little spice to the otherwise exceptionally smooth body. In short, this is an extremely classy porter.
mtu71 (116) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Minimal/no head. Deep brownish black. Black cyrup and dark malts on aroma. bitter and malty, dark chocolate. Medium bodied, dryish and oily palate. Balanced. Very good though.
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RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, coffee, dark chocolate, fruity notes, hint of soy sauce. Sweet fruity taste, roasted malt, licorice, coffee, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a strong light brown coloured head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is well roasted and bitter with a degree of maltiness. Overall a nice porter.
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