Maker: Founder’s, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Appearance: Dark chocolate brown, nearly black, with a frothy brown head, like espresso crema.
Nose: Rich and slightly boozy. Bitter dark chocolate, coffee liqueur (you know the one), espresso.
On the palate: Full-bodied. Slightly bitter, but not overly bitter. Dry. French roast coffee, dark toast.
Finish: Long and bitter. Like gargling with coffee. Long-lingering.
Parting words: Founder’s is a textbook porter. It’s all roasted coffee deliciousness. Nothing not to like. That said, it could use a little more sweetness for balance. Good but one-dimensional. Still, Founder’s Porter is recommended.