GoddamnNoise (248) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - APR 20, 2018
355 ml. bottle @ Home.
Aroma: not very intense but very good aromas of dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted malts, cocoa. Subtle hints of alcohol.
Appearance: very dark brown color, almost black with brown coffee head color. High head thickness with very high retention and very high Brussels' lacing. Very creamy foam. Too dark to talk about its hazyness.
Taste: low to medium sweetness, low to medium bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted malts, cocoa. Very well balanced. No acidity from the dark malts at all. Hints of alcohol sweetness and throat warming.
Palate: medium to full body, watery to oily/silky texture, flat carbonation, very long slightly dry finish with low bitterness and the same previously mentioned flavors. Alcohol is slightly noticeable through its sweetness and throat warming. No astringency.
Overall: very good appearance with very good aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, black coffee and roasted malts. Almost no acidity nor astringency. Very well balanced. Very good Porter. OminouSC2 (1085) - Mora, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2018
Black color, small brown head. Roasted aromas with cacao, coffee, fudge and oats. Roasted taste with coffee, cacao, wood and malt. Great Porter! eurekabrewer (93) - SPAIN - APR 15, 2018
De libro. Porter clásica. Equilibradísima. Black malt a punta pala con algo de dulce y cero roasted barley. Algo americana por los lúpulos pero muy fiel a el origen. Bravo pese a no ser artesana😠 ruuurd (425) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2018
UPDATED: APR 13, 2018 This is how a porter should taste like: dark, strong (but not too strong), roasted malts and tones of coffee and chocolate! Cristobal37 (1429) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 10, 2018
Bottle. Dark black, finger o head. Strong aroma of chocolate, stone fruit, bitter hops. Amazing. Huge nutty flavors, hoppy. Really straight forward porter. Respect on that, but Ive been brainwashed to expect some vanilla coffee or bourbon oak barrel aging so it seems a little plain. In this case plain equals perfection though. Like bitter peanut butter on the palate. Founders is no joke. I appreciate how they tackle styles traditionally like this especially when other breweries do anything to be noticed. And the result is exemplary.
BarleyExports15 (5) - westerville, USA - APR 9, 2018 does not count
this porter is not a imperial stout,and i don't usually buy Craft beer under 7 percent ABV that being said,it was just under 10 dollars a six pack and over all i thought it was a really good porter that clocks in at 6.5 ABV,it was not to thin,it had no water pockets between the flavors and it was not bombarded with coffee but had a slight licorice taste that i like in a semi sweet to sweet porter,it was not to sweet and had a hoppy finish to balance it out strowlands8 (349) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2018
An empty stomach and some KBS do not combine well. Some sort of inverted beer goggles make me more critical of beers, the deeper I go. Aroma is fairly hollow, roasted malts obviously apparent with some coffee as well. Maybe some vanilla on the end. Taste is similar to a chocolate coffee bean- some sweetness, bitter lingering finish.
How do you rate appearance? It either looks like beer or it doesn’t. miki74 (238) - Sabadell, SPAIN - APR 4, 2018
UPDATED: APR 4, 2018 Degustada en botella de 355ml,porter, buen cuerpo,con sabores y aromas a cafe un pelin torrefacto pero que va desapareciendo a medida que coge temperatura , algo de cacao amargo. poisoneddwarf (2762) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2018
12 oz bottle. Aroma is roasty, chocolate malt balls, dark bread, leather, pouch tobacco. Pours black with a one finger tan head with decent retention; it settles into a cap of foam after a minute and never disappears through the duration of the glass. Leaves patterns of lace. Taste is moderately sweet, never cloying, with a nice herbal hop bitterness to balance it out; roasty, light note of licorice in flavor. No flaws that I can see. This is perfect for style, not to mention extremely tasty. What more could you want in a porter? Normally it takes me a good 20 or 30 minutes to finish a beer like this when I'm rating, but I sucked this thing down in like 10 minutes, maybe less. So so drinkable. GoDarkOrGoHome (114) - WALES - MAR 22, 2018
Full bodied, deep black colour. Very smooth, silky, strong aromas of dark chocolate and roasted malt with bitter dark chocolate and sweet caramel flavours predominating with a long finish topping off what is an excellent porter.