12 oz stubbie as per usual with Founders.
Pour is surprisingly motor oil-like. From appearance one might have said that this beer was a stout or even a RIS. Quite viscous considering the style.
Head is poorly formed with no head and no lace. From that, I get the impression that this has a higher ABV than 6.5%. Confusing.
This is absolutely an AMERICAN porter. It has far too harsh a hop profile for me and its roasty, bitter notes take me to a place that I do not want to go with a Porter. I’m looking for a much creameier, soft angle in my Porters and this fails to make the grade for me. Some chocolate notes in the finish but again more bitterness drives across the palate.
Many (American BA’s) will love this, I don’t.