Tak_en_Lou (7) - - FEB 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours an opaque darkest brown almost black. Quickly gone half finger tan head, but think the pour wasn’t exactly spot on. Very little lacing, spotty. Getting dark coffee in the nose and something reminding me of Belgian ales I have not liked in the past. The aroma pretty much ends there...maybe some earthiness but that may be something on my fingers.
I’m getting like a sort of nutty earth and rubbery cheap candybar in the taste, super thin in the mouth, little oily, sticks around too long with that peanut butter aftertaste thing going on. And on third/fourth sip I’m getting like a heavy sharp dose of medicinal alcohol and is that a dark fruit creeping in? Not bad, not great, a porter, but not what I’m looking for in a porter. Founders has yet to impress me, the Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale was much on the same level. Meh.
dkoi421 (3) - - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautifully dark with long lasting head (the way i like it) . Silky smooth mouthfeel a nice porter
jebert (406) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This black nectar folds into the glass crowned by a light brown head. Nose is malt, molasses and caramel. Thick viscosity and very creamy on the palate. Flavor is bold with forward taste of dark roasted malts, coffee, molasses, and dark chocolate. Finish is well balanced with some dry hops evident. An excellent porter. Try it with brats off the grill.
Inbreak (82) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
18.05.2013, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting cocoa colored head. Aroma is slightly rich, salty licorice, coffee, cocoa, salty caramel, roasted grain. Taste is smooth and roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, hay, some licorice and grass. Longlasting bitterness. Not the best porter I’ve had, but it’s high up there.
bpar73 (163) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown-black with a thin brown head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, nuts, and some fruit. Taste is chocolate, nut and hops. Bitter chocolate and coffee finish. A great porter.
Hopsclation (17) - Chicago, - MAY 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best widely available porter period. Dosent seem special at first, but the flavor kicks in when goes down the throat. Rich milk chocolate espresso, with a pleasant toffee nutmeg bite. Wow, if you havent had it, go get some right now. If you dont live in founders distribution area, consider moving...
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best examples of a porter that there is. Nice and smokey with a creamy mouthfeel. This is worth trying and isn’t incredibly rare like a few of their other beers.
Dorkasaur666 (4) - - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally I get to try this. Dark, roasty, malty, chocolatey. A delicious porter for sure. Time to crack open the Breakfast Stout now =)
MUbArAKKArAbUM (15) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 Oz bottle pitch black with beige head, chocolate, coffee, roasty, toast, nuts, smoke. Cream of the crop if you enjoy Porters
kavenpb (36) - saint jérôme, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Porter noir. Arome de torréfication, de biscuit et de pain roti. Assez sucré et ronde en bouche. Bière très riche, près du stout.
Yorker (583) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, and bitter coffee.