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RATINGS: 2021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Foundersí robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. Itís a lover, not a fighter.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5880) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle: A big and loud "shhhh" when opening the bottle. No gusher but and explosive vast but with holes/gates (like cheese holes) brown head. The glass is entirely filled with this brown foam. Just one small pour and the head explosively grows again! This foam/head changes really slow, leaves a complete black beer (again with each pour a huge head). Exciting! Smell coffee, roasted coffee, roasted malts, some dark chocolate, roasted barley, some smoke and tar. Good deep dark roasty smell. Yummi! Taste is really good roasty, deep, intense. Lovely roasted coffee, good bitter, roasted malts, roasted barleys, roasted herbs, dark chocolate, chocolate bitter, hop bitter, tar, burned wood/coal, hint of (bitter) liquorice. Very tasty, very balanced! Nice roasted, bitter and herby aftertaste. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a airy/creamy texture. Absolutely worth itís score this beer gets on ratebeer. Complexity of many of the regular imperial stouts. Supremely balanced and Delicious with a capital D!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - FEB 4, 2012
On tap, shared with quiznoaz. Donít get me wrong on this one. I like porters. Sometimes, but this was more of a smoked stout. Maybe. I really canít make up my mind. But you donít really care, do you?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Shared with Holy. Looks like a porter. Has a smoky flavor and bitter finish. More body than typical porters Iíve had. Not bad.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Porterguy41 (19) - - FEB 4, 2012
Love this stuff, has a nice thick head, smooth rich flavor. An all around good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12oz bottle, bottled 11/08/11. Black color, thin tan head. Good lace. Pronounced, sharp carbonation. Very nice distinctly dark and supremely roasty finish. Some nice bitterness. Really nice to pair with my leftover Outback ribs. The carbonation is much more appreciated with a meal. Some chocolate aroma, here. Good amount of hoppiness, here. Nice dryness and drinkability. Really, a great porter. Rich is the key word here, although dark and sexy are appropriate as well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (752) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Huge thick porter, dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has roasted fruirs and barley. Taste is thick with coffee and roasted fruits. It has smokiness and a little bitterness. Great finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4261) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2012
355 ml bottle bought @ ÷lbutikken. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a small creamy mocha head. That leaves some trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet, malty and full-bodied with roasted malts and lots of quality chocolate in it. Taste is very malty, slightly sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts and tons of quality chocolate and coffee. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts and coffee. Very impressive and full-bodied for a regular porter. could drink a lot of this...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is deep roast, liquorice, chocolate, molasses and more. Flavour is deep roasty malt which hands out a long lingering bitterness followed by sidenotes like chocolate, liquorice, etc.. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1353) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Inky dark brew with tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, some cocoa. Taste is coffee and sweet malts at the start, with a bit of cocoa and cofee in the finish. A little dryness in the finish. Very nice and very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (5386) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Aroma is coffee, dark roasted malts and a hint of hops. The flavor is coffee, a pretty good amount of cocoa in the middle and a decent hoppiness in finish. In all areas, this was a great porter.


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