AleMonger8 (3) - TAIWAN - DEC 4, 2016 does not count RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, coffee and toasted malt. Taste is of bourbon, coffee and oak with lots of toasted malt. Really good stuff.
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 (132) - 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 (2116) - 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 (3759) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
brokensail (16600) - 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. coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2010
On tap at Founders 2-10-10...I was originally poured a reglar porter until I noticed there was no oak smell, and asked the bartender about it. turns out I was right. He poured me a regular porter. when I got the correct one, I was poured a deep black porter sporting a dark tan head, with roasty notes of caramel, oak, molasses and chocolate. The flavor was very good with the main body being oaky chocolate. Very smooth and creamy......could use a lot more!! StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Dark brown almost black with a brown tanish very thin head. Medium to full bodied. Nose is of an imperial stout. Bourbon, coffee, and lots of roastyness to it. Im not a fan of porters but wow is this a great beer. This is an awesome beer if your into imperial stouts even though its not. It tastes like one. This is what their imperial stout should be. Roast, roast, and more roast with some coffee and bourbon notes balancing with a sweet almost chocolate like flavor with a robust roasty long lingering finish. pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Poured from a tap at Founders. Black with no head, no lacing. Aromas of chocolate, caramel and roasted malt with a strong whiff of alcohol. The taste was lightly sweet and alcoholic, and the palate was full-bodied, smooth, and sexy with a lingering finish. It reminded me of a more alcoholic version of Founders Porter. Enjoyable.