MaltOne (231) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark chocolate brown with medium, expresso-foam colored head that recedes gradually to light lacing on glass and surface. Toasty aromas. The effect is that this is a beer of substance, stature. Deep roasted notes, a coffee-like, dry bitterness, a hint of sour, with caramelized grains. It’s chewy, like a black bread, leaving the tonque with lingering entertainment. It can be sipped and savored. Though it’s substantial, it’s not heavy. Founder’s does it again. (I had this years ago, but had not rated it - my bother declared this to be his daily afterwork reward, so I had to resample.)
Teran (27) - 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 (1439) - 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 (337) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
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 (4294) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.355l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark color with small white head.Taste and aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee,leather, maybe some tobacco. Great Porter.
Mortlach (1010) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma color cappuccino, abbondante e persistente. Al naso note di caffé e cioccolato, leggera liquirizia e anice, molto intensa. In bocca è ottima, ha un attacco cioccolatoso e un finale più caffettoso, amarognolo, che bilancia il tutto. Gran bel corpo, cremosa e vellutata al palato. Eccellente!