yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. It’s a reddish, dark, dark brown beer, topped by a small, beige head. Coffee, sweetness and hints of hops on the nose. Rather one tracked, but nice, and that goes for the flavor too. Mostly coffee and roasted malts, some chocolate blends in, and then there’s some hoppy bitterness. Roasted finish. A bit thin on the palate, medium bodied. A nice one indeed, althoug lacking a bit on complexity I think. 110930 tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Hell this is the bomb of all porters. It is like sex in a bottle. Absolutely righteous chocolate, espresso with a roasty finish. Yum. thorongil2 (3342) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
(bottle) clear very dark brown with small brown head; aromas of bread, roast, bit metallic; rich, balanced flavour, excellent eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Thick black body with many flavours elegantly balanced together to form a porter well worthy of the hype. Excellent stuff.
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On tap at hamiltons! Deep brown color with a thick tan head. Full body with chocolate and expresso up front with slight bitter smoky finish. Similar to deschutes black butte but bolder overall, great porter!
Mdsurveyor (46) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2012
The pour is black with a thin brown head. The aroma is expresso. The taste is chocolate and expresso with a bitter finish. An excellent porter and well worth the 90 minute drive it took to find it in the Mid-Atlantic.
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12oz bottle from Crossroads Beer & Wine, Burlington, MA. A really dark, black, pour with a creamy looking tan head; aroma of strong black coffee and chocolate malts; surprisingly light in the mouth, without being thin, some coffee and red fruit mingle with the richly roasted malts and demerara sugar; before a dry, warming, finish with light peppery hops and some smooth, milky, chocolate. A rather good porter, but I prefer a slightly heavier body. kathouse (1930) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Poured from the bottle with a frothy tan head which quickly died down to a thin film. Black with red trimmings, hops are apparent in the first moments but give way to expresso, chocolate, and some smoked wood aromas. Body is full. Black malt bitterness along with some chocolate and other burnt offerings make up the majority of the flavor. slight hop is in the finish. Another good beer from Founders. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Black with a light brown, moderate head. Aroma is malty with nice roasted notes. Taste is primarily roasted malt with some bitterness that balances well. Very easy to drink. This is a nice ale. Bottle conditioned, but a bit light on alcohol to cellar. djdrdave (5) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012 does not count
This is as good as advertised. I am biased because I love Porters. Picked this up at a Binnys, they displayed the RateBeer rating of 100.
I need to do a head to head with Anchor Steams Porter. Both are great porters, I think this one is more complex flavorwise.