Sissio (1783) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 16, 2018 rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Platonic Ideal of a porter (or as close as one can get). Pours a red-tinted dark-as-night Mahogany capped with a half-inch of latte-foam colored head. The bouquet is nearly a mirror-image of the taste to come: chocolate and coffee and roasted goodness. The head eventually subsides into a high-gravity Belgian lace.
The liquor has a full and silky mouth feel, a bitter-sweet concentration of that bouquet that hit your nose after the pour. The malt is dark; the intensity is high and the finish is pleasingly long. What I like here additionally is the muscular hops hiding just behind the roasted malts. Some porters lack this balance; Founders does not. Lovely brew.
Bottle at home. Clear dark brown, brown fading head. Coffe, wood, cocoa powder, vanilla. Dry, light cream, ashy, wood Drago7 (982) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 15, 2018
Z: czekolada deserowa, tak w bombonierke, lekko śliwka w czekoladzie albo nawet w kakao. Finisz tak bardziej w słody, kawe zbożową, ale początek elegancki. S: Ciało jest, jak na 6,5% to wiecej niz mozna sie spodziewac. W zasadzie kopia aromatu w ustach. Fajne to. Deon (377) - POLAND - JAN 12, 2018
Kolor brązowy, piana średnia. Aromat czekolady, karmelu, orzechów. W smaku Karmelowo - orzechowy z nuta czekolady. pbl (172) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Aroma of coffee, caramel, dark bread, chocolate. Similar flavour with dominating dark chocolate. Medium sweetness, medium roasty bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation. mulbila (6) - - JAN 7, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 Pours black with a creamy brown head. Smells of roasted caramel malts and coffee. Medium bodied, slightly sweet, with mild hop . Lightly carbonated.
cruik (24) - - JAN 6, 2018
Pours from a bottle black, with a thin, creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Bittersweet and ever-so-slightly sour taste. Excellent, lightly roasted profile with a medium body. The sweetness is balanced nicely by the hop presence. Great beer. humpah (379) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2018
0,355l bottle from Beer Republic. Pours black color with slight head. Aroma of quite roasted malts, dark coffee, chocolate, caramel, sweetness, some hoppiness, and cocoa as well. Medium body, quite roasty and sweet, some hoppiness to back up a bit. Roasty aftertaste. Quite balanced and complex, rich sweet taste, definitely more complex than your average 6.5% porter. oberschlesier (213) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - JAN 4, 2018
The nose is sweet, chocolate, caramel, but also some roasted sunflower, like in BIPA.
Taste is sweet chocolate with a bit bitter aftertaste. There's some roasted malts sourness too.
Beer is very oily, especially when consider the fact, that it's only porter 6,5%! Head is nice, pours creamy, brown, later it disappears a bit, but it's nice anyway. Carbonation is low. Great porter. xavras (104) - - DEC 28, 2017
Fajne piwko, ale bez rewelacji.
W aromacie śliwki, owoce, kawa, lekka palonosc, do tego taka porterowa słodycz. Ciemne piwo z jasnobeżową pianą, całkiem przyzwoitą.
Mało intensywne jest to piwo w smaku, dość mało ciała ma w dodatku (niski woltaż...) dość kawowo jest, do tego gorycz. Goryczka całkiem wysoka, alkoholu w zasadzie nie czuć, ale i piwo nie jest zbyt mocne.
MavDunk (140) - - DEC 27, 2017
Pour at home. Black with tan head. Scent is coffee and hazelnut with caramel. Taste is coffee and mild candy sweetness. Bitter at the back. Balanced flavor but no wow factor. Medium body. Good not incredible.