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RATINGS: 2028   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours deep, deep brown, with caramel coloured head. Big roasty malt aroma and taste. Great example of the style!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours essentially black with a thin off-white head. The head sustains nicely and leaves some elegant lacing on the glass. The nose is filled with lots of roasty malts and dark chocolate. The flavor is just as good and reveals notes of caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Carbonation is right on and the body has some nice weight to it. One of the best off the shelf porters you can pick up. Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Serving type: bottle. Pours black and thick (opaque). One finger brown head with moderate lacing. Smells heavily of chocolate and dark roast coffee. Taste is sticky sweet with a nice compliment of a little hop bitterness. This is borderline imperial porter/stout. One of the best porters I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1458) - Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Deep dark brown pretty much opaque.Light brown head disapating quick. Very nice malt aroma with chocolate some buttery sweetness (carmel undertone maybe) nice smooth carmel chocolate malt some roast,light coffee The hops pair well with an earthy,herbal character which is smooth and refined Nice herbal light pine bitter with a roast and chocolate and coffe/dark malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a pitch black with a slight ruby hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) medium brown creamy head that totally lasted throughout and produced excellent streaks of lacing. The aroma was of a roasted chocolate malts and a mildly sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, a bit of caramel and a touch of dark fruit. The taste was lightly sweet with a hint of chocolate and some dark fruit in the beginning and finished a nice bitter sweet with a healthy dose of coffee and a mild caramel sweetness at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time proceeding the swallow, with a mild bitter sweet coffee taste that was left to linger. Mouthfeel was just about full in body and absolutely creamy in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall an outstanding Porter. Not to surprising though, seems everything this brewer puts out is just incredible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (3380) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 12 oz bottle pours black with a nice tan head. I love the coffee and chocolate aroma and taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
From bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Heavy cocolate and coffee taste. Dry finish, well balanced. Delish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5907) - 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.


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