VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
355 ml bottle shared with czar and minderbender. Pours an opaque black with short-lasting beige head. Smells like roast and chocolate. Taste is very sweet, milk chocolate and roast. Some smoke, too. Light bitterness, followed with a hint of sweet cream. Roast aftertaste. Thick body, velvety mouthfeel. Most excellent porter! XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
Pint at rattle n hum. This beer is BLACK. I got it poured about 40 min ago, and the cap was still a bubbly 4mm or so. Sick lacing from the original 1" khaki coloured cap.
A wickedly chocolate malt flavour, complimented by a soft smoke. Probably like a victim of 94% burny area, for some reason got horny and there was a willing homosapian that wanted to choke on the happy fluids excreted by said burny victim. BUT, that burny victim wouldn't have much other than a pineapple diet. But more smoke than love-fluid.
Oh yeah! The smell! Perfect chocolate, caramel, and dry-nutty balance.
A pleasant beer. Suck on that. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle 355ml. Thx to VT
Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, almost smoky, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, sligth acidity, smoke, "cream", chocolate. Palate; creamy, full bodied. Overall: Very nice finale. Impressive, serious porter. bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours dark opaque brown with a milk chocolate head. The Aroma is lovely chocolate, coffee and a bit of toffee. Medium in body with light carbonation. Flavor is fantastic with a lot of roasted flavor and just enjoy hop bite. A fabulous beer. czar (9338) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
bottle shared with VT and minderbinder: thanks. almost black with a nice beige head, some retention and lacing. loads of chocolate, almost burnt malts - complex, some smoke, lactose, vanilla beans. soft carbonation, full body, sweet creamy milk chocolate finish and bitter coffee. very good.
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2017 12 oz. bottle- Pours bitch ass black with a one finger dark tan head that reduces to a collar and some some islands. The aroma is dark roasted chocolate, coffee, intense and creamy. The taste is similar, dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, all the nice trademarks of the style, only blended wonderfully, it all just melds, creamy dark deliciousness. Body is medium and carbonation is the same. Overall this rivals the best straight up porters I have ever had. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz.. bottle into a tulip.
Coming out of the bottle, Founders Porter looks thick and viscous, with a nearly black color. There is a small off-white head that manages to leave a bit of lace down the sides of the glass.
The aroma is full of unsweetened dark chocolate and roasted malt. A bit of espresso and a generous hop bill adds a bitter aroma.
For a porter, this beer is definitely big on flavor. The unsweetened dark chocolate and roasted malts dominate, but a general hoppiness works its way in toward the end. Each sip also has a little bit of caramel sweetness, vanilla, and coffee.
Founders Porter is a little bit on the sticky side, despite not having a strong sweet character. The carbonation is right in the middle between creamy and smooth, and the body is on the full side for the style, despite not having a huge ABV.
This is yet another example of a well made beer from Founders. dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Good, sweet and chocolatey aroma. Smoky sweet flavor. Dark, fruity notes. Quite wonderful. Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at dans, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! 2010 Vintage. Poured deep, opaque brown, almost black with a huge tan head. Peat, light smoke, roasted malt, dark chocolate, grapefruit, and coffee on the aroma. Taste is leather, dark fruits, tar, tobacco, smoke, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, and espresso with a light coffee ground bitterness in the finish that seems to linger. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and has really aged nicely. Pretty nice porter and very smooth, but a tad too smoky for me. csaso (2328) - Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle - unale to pour out of bottle to see color/head, roasted malt & chocolate aroma and flavor, very good porter