tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Pour is pure fudge with an awesome dense brown head. The nose is rich with plenty of chocolate character, and back ground hop notes. Huge fudgey chocolate flavors with just enough hops to keep you interested. Full body and mouth coating. Roasted dry finish. Really a wonderful beer. Its my understanding that this is going to be a standard in the Founders lineup. This is a better world for it. derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2010
One of my favorite porters, hands down. Wonderfully balanced between chocolate and coffee, with a great head as well that provides that beautiful foam you’ve come to love. nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Oily black pour with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, hazlenut, roasted malt, earthy hops, toffee and coffee. Flavors of rich dark chocolate, booze soaked dark fruits, coffee, caramel, bitter/earthy undertones. Thick body, rich/roasty/bittersweet and satisfying throughout with a bitter/roast finish. Overall, there are two porters that tie for my favorite and they are both from MI: this and Darkhorse Special Black Bier. They both kind of go beyond of what I usually get from this style. This is one amazing brew, there’s lots of beers double in strength that fail to capture its focus and flavor. dsal (2) - - SEP 29, 2011 does not count
Somewhat new to the craft beer scene. Been drinking and researching for about a year now and this the greatest porter I’ve ever had. Delicious. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Purchased from "Jungle Jim’s" - Alright, my dark twelve ounce bottle poured forth a black brew with a finely bubbled tan head of foam and a rich mocha aroma. Tastewise, this is a rich, complex porter with no errors in taste, body, and appearance!
buzzadvert (4) - Midwest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2011 does not count
Man, stingy bitch*s rating this beer. It simply doesn’t get any better than this. One could mount a niggling criticism that it is mislabeled as a porter, as many have noted, and certainly there is truth in this charge. However, once you get passed that, you can drink it for what it is: the best porter in the world (and if you take it as a stout, among the best of that genre as well). Contrary to the previous evaluator, I rate the carbonation as a major strength, but I personally dislike weak carbonation of stouts of the Guinness variety. But this stuff by the truckload! Hubsluvsbeer (2) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2011 does not count
This beer to me is very dark, rich, and delicious. This beer was the deciding factor into which style of beer was my favorite. If you like porters, this one will treat you really nice :) Porterguy41 (19) - - FEB 4, 2012
Love this stuff, has a nice thick head, smooth rich flavor. An all around good beer. Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
One of the best examples of a porter that there is. Nice and smokey with a creamy mouthfeel. This is worth trying and isn’t incredibly rare like a few of their other beers. GoldForg (11) - Hainesville, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
This must be what God drinks. Such a thick and creamy porter. A spectacular head that’s creamy and foamy. It’s like liquid chocolate coming out of the bottle and is surprisingly coming going down. Holy balls it’s a good beer.