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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our porter is brewed in the traditional English style. It has a deep brown color and a creamy tan head. The mouth feel is highlighted with soft notes of chocolate and slight undertones of roasted coffee. Hop bitterness is nicely balanced with the malt and hop aroma being very low, typical of the English style.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
indyguy (5) - Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
Poured a wonderful deep, shiny brown, with some very excellent tan head and some nice lacing. Deep dark malt scent with roasted grains and a coffee note. Slight chocolate tones, and a nice earthy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbgrant (1) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2012 does not count
Aroma: Coffee, slightly smokey roasted malts, chocolate. No dominant flavors from the yeast. Appearance: Stable, long-lived fine tan head, deep brown color and low turbidity Taste: Very well balanced sweetness with smooth but substantial hopping. Moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Palate: Smooth, sweet and flavorful with a drying hops finish, medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall: A very respectable porter to be enjoyed with a hearty meal and a warm atmosphere.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bagalagalaga (114) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Very good porter, all the toast/chocolate/coffee tastes that you’d expect are there. It’s one of my favorite styles when done right, and this one definitely is. I will have to go on an Indy beer tour someday and try some more Fountain Square.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (716) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
12 oz bottle from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, Indiana. Beautiful crystal clear ruby/brown color with a very thin veil of light tan head. Roasted malt and wood aromas with a bit of chocolate. Some of that chocolate comes through lightly as milk and bittersweet. Perfect roasted grain flavor that expands through the sip with a fresh brewed coffee note. Light sweetness with a root beer component which is balanced by just enough earthy hop bitterness. Great roasted, woody aftertaste that lasts and ties up the taste perfectly. There’s a really elegant mix of flavors and the balance is awesome. I rate this very highly as it seems to match (to my limited knowledge) the profile of an English porter which is hard to find these days. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds, roasted nuts, roasted malt. Flavor of roasted and charred malts, roasted nuts, peanut butter, and chocolate. A roasty, coffee flavored porter. Excellent! 8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7729) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate and hay aroma. Chestnut with small head. Sweet latte malt and mild bitter hay flavor. Nice body. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours ruby tinted brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate, coffee. Taste is very creamy, coffee over chocolate. A bit of grassy hop bitter. Very nice to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle (from stfun) Appearance: Opaque black with short lasting off-white head
Aroma: Fruity, alcohol, chocolate
Taste: Fruity, banana undertones, with slightly bitter dark chocolate flavors
Palate: Full mouthfeel, slightly chalky, unique cocoa like bitterness, but finishes sweet and dry.
Overall: Interesting porter that brings in some elements that make it quite enjoyable and different than "american" porters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On Tap at the Slippery Noodle (Indiana’s First Bar!) Pours a dense black with slight head that dissipates. Aroma is a nice chocolate and toffee. Taste is more of the same. A nice porter!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pours dark brown-black with a taller khaki head that leaves some solid lacing. Nose of toffee and nuts, light mocha and coffee, and a fair hoppiness, somewhat more reminiscent of a brown ale. Some sweetness with more bitterness and a light tartness. Fairly active carbonation, slick, with a longer roasty finish. A pretty decent brew.


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