AleMonger8 (3) - TAIWAN - DEC 4, 2016 does not count
So rich in taste and aroma. The barrel aging softened a lot of the harsh elements that are in the original porter. A lot sweet notes but heavy body. scothoke (6) - - APR 28, 2014 does not count
So rich in taste and aroma. The barrel aging softened a lot of the harsh elements that are in the original porter. A lot sweet notes but heavy body. OnWisconsin (140) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours a black color with really no head. Aroma comes out with cocoa and roasted malts followed by some vanilla. Taste is much less than the aroma. Not much complexity to the taste at all with just some mild chocolate and roasted malts. I have had this before but was hoping again for there to be much more as Founders usually has great complexity to their beers. Mouthfeel is light to maybe medium and the carbonation is pretty good for the style. Overall a solid beer, just expect a lot from this brewery, which is a great thing!!
holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sampled at the brewery in the summer of 09. I came across old ratings, and found this one. Pours dark black brown in color with a head that laces across the glass Aroma like the regular porter. Some roasty malts, dry smelling, with red fruits - cherries, and the whiskey. Touch of hair spray quality to the whiskey. Thin medium creamy body. Chocolate roast flavors with malts that become sweet with whiskey and bitter roast. Good. shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2/28/2010: Founders Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter... Aroma: Hershey’s chocolate syrup, subtle bourbon; sweet anise; barrel char. Appearance: Mostly dark brown to near black in color with ruby highlights; a crown of fine brown foam gathers and then quickly disperses; opaque complexion. Flavor: Like a liquid high cacao dark chocolate bar blended with bourbon-soaked char shaved from the inside of the barrel and heavily creamed coffee; a wonderful blend of semi-sweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate/cocoa in the lovely finish. Palate: Deeply rich and intense dark chocolate; Full-bodied; sticky on the lips, but extremely smooth going down; creamy and mellow texture; bourbon is subdued and does not overpower the beer, but does complement it nicely. A lot like the Founders Black Biscuit, only not quite as instense or alcoholic... Overall: The "regular" Founders Porter is damn good and is even better; it is "dark, rich, and sexy" and plenty roasty (not as much so as the regular porter) with increased complexity and character from the barrel-aging; AWESOME!
Draught (growler fill) from Party Town in Florence, Kentucky. Rating #36 for this beer.
A: The pour is deep and dark, nearly black with a minimal mocha head on top.
S: One of those rare beers that you have a hard time getting to the drinking because it just smells so good. Full of chocolate, vanilla, a hint of bourbon, and an almost oatmeal cookie-like aroma.
T: The sweet vanilla is very intense and works wonders with the chocolate, mild roast, and smooth bourbon flavors.
M: A medium bodied beer with a really smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. I don’t know if that was by design or from the growler, but I like it.
D: Another in a long line of awesome beers from Founders. I need to make it out to Michigan one of these days.