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RATINGS: 2076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2453) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle from Stone shared. Lots of deep, rich cacao notes on the nose, some dark fruit as it warms. More cacao and fruit on the palate with some light vanilla undertones. Rich and decadent, but very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle, thanks Will. Nice roasty, bit of cream vanilla, aroma is cocoa powder, nice. Light spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - SEP 19, 2016
Great Beer. Rich, decadent, at only 6.5% drinks much bigger. Nice velvety body. Would drink this by the pint on tap - in a UK pint I think...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UFleku (39) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 16, 2016
Appearance : medium beige head Black Aroma : cocoa coffee cholcolate Taste : same as aroma roasted malt finish dark chocolate Palate : Thick bodied Great First porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (554) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2016
Flaska från Alko, Åbo, Finland. Förutom lite kolabruna inslag så är det en näst intill kolsvart vätska, med högt gräddbrunt skum. Fina portertoner i doften med rostade inslag i förgrunden som drar åt pumpernickel, kaffe, choklad, lakrtis, grädde och lätt nötiga drag. Mellanstor kropp, något lenare. Smakmässigt drar den åt det något kärvare hållet. De rostade och nästan lite brända tonerna ligger i förgrunden här med, än mer än i doften. Pumpernickel, tjära, kaffe, choklad, kola och grädde. Stor, snygg och sammanhållen smakmässigt, från början till slut. Växer till sig i munnen och eftersmaken går över i en ännu kärvare kaffebeska som drar åt bränd brödkant smakmässigt. Känns väldigt stiltypisk, och gör det väldigt bra. Gott rakt igenom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
justkoehn (110) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Strong malty aroma. Thick black appearance with cream colored head. Strong chocolate flavor up front with roasted malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (44) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma has cocoa and coffee. Taste is malty, chocolaty and quite subtle. Some booze. Quite oily. Thick bodied. Pretty long lasting malt in the end. Nicely balanced porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (168) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2016
De color marrón intenso casi negro con algunos destellos café a contraluz, corona de espuma color beige de buena retención, con burbujas compactas y abierta. En el aroma notas a café, grano tostado, algo ligeramente ahumado, umami, un poco de chocolate. En boca sigue al aroma, predomina el café y el grano tostado, además del gusto ahumado y umami, ligero dulzor y acidez presente pero muy ligera sin llegar a ser astringente, amargor medio bajo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tedovertu (293) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Very well balanced porter. Leans toward the dryer / non sticky or thick mouth feel. Notes of chocolate and coffee in the taste. A great cool fall day beer. One of my favorite styles. Great beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (878) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black color with tanned head. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits. Taste is malty with quite long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

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