indyguy (5) - Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
Poured a wonderful deep, shiny brown, with some very excellent tan head and some nice lacing.
Deep dark malt scent with roasted grains and a coffee note.
Slight chocolate tones, and a nice earthy finish. jbgrant (1) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2012 does not count
Aroma: Coffee, slightly smokey roasted malts, chocolate. No dominant flavors from the yeast.
Appearance: Stable, long-lived fine tan head, deep brown color and low turbidity
Taste: Very well balanced sweetness with smooth but substantial hopping. Moderately sweet and moderately bitter.
Palate: Smooth, sweet and flavorful with a drying hops finish, medium bodied and well carbonated.
Overall: A very respectable porter to be enjoyed with a hearty meal and a warm atmosphere. bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Very good porter, all the toast/chocolate/coffee tastes that you’d expect are there. It’s one of my favorite styles when done right, and this one definitely is. I will have to go on an Indy beer tour someday and try some more Fountain Square. J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
12 oz bottle from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, Indiana. Beautiful crystal clear ruby/brown color with a very thin veil of light tan head. Roasted malt and wood aromas with a bit of chocolate. Some of that chocolate comes through lightly as milk and bittersweet. Perfect roasted grain flavor that expands through the sip with a fresh brewed coffee note. Light sweetness with a root beer component which is balanced by just enough earthy hop bitterness. Great roasted, woody aftertaste that lasts and ties up the taste perfectly. There’s a really elegant mix of flavors and the balance is awesome. I rate this very highly as it seems to match (to my limited knowledge) the profile of an English porter which is hard to find these days. Excellent! LilBeerDoctor (4129) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds, roasted nuts, roasted malt. Flavor of roasted and charred malts, roasted nuts, peanut butter, and chocolate. A roasty, coffee flavored porter. Excellent!
shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate and hay aroma. Chestnut with small head. Sweet latte malt and mild bitter hay flavor. Nice body. Very good. Patrickctenchi (6691) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours ruby tinted brown with a thin tan head.
Aroma is roasted chocolate, coffee.
Taste is very creamy, coffee over chocolate.
A bit of grassy hop bitter.
Very nice to drink. kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pretty solid porter. Good malty one. Cocoa and burnt coffee notes. Creamy texture and a slightly milky taste too. Had this as part of a flight at Fountain Square brewer in Indianapolis. bpar73 (1176) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
On tap at the Pint Room. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee and dark roasted malt smokiness in the taste and aroma. Nice porter. icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle (from stfun)
Appearance: Opaque black with short lasting off-white head
Aroma: Fruity, alcohol, chocolate
Taste: Fruity, banana undertones, with slightly bitter dark chocolate flavors
Palate: Full mouthfeel, slightly chalky, unique cocoa like bitterness, but finishes sweet and dry.
Overall: Interesting porter that brings in some elements that make it quite enjoyable and different than "american" porters.