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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 Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 15, 2010
One of the better porters I have had. Smooth and not too overbearing. Try it if you can find it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle, poured into my brandy snifter. Pours jet black with a stunning dark brown head. I wish it would have retained better, faded quickly. Aroma was of lots of roasty chocolate malts, actual chocolate and some coffee. The aroma was almost warming. First sip unveils some excellent roast flavors. Big chocolate, drinks super smooth. Nice creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation. Finishes dry with little bitterness, extremely smooth. I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt with an edge of burnt malt combined with light notes of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce and wood. The alcohol leaves a slight burn in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2049) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2010
Tap@Blind Tiger. Black body with a small long lasting brown head. Aroma is chocolate, hops, roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, hops and roasted malt. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2010
All that a porter should be. Rich chocolate and coffee in a perfect combination. Roastiness with a full mouth feel. If you can’t get the breakfast stout this is the closest thing. Quite possibly the best porter I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 It has the classic aroma of blended crystal malt and roasted malt. no roasted barley. some American green citrus hop aroma. chocolate and just slight coffee. Overall the aroma is very strong. very nice. Almost no carbonation of which produced a very small tan head when poured vigorously! Taste is much the same. I detect some cold brewed coffee beans. Maybe just some slight fruits-cant tell for sure, could be the crystal. The bitterness hangs around for a little while after the swallow. just enough to float my boat. A great brew. Probably better in the winter and if I smoked cigars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2530) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Pours a dark thick black color with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. Intense and well-balanced flavor of chocolate, hops, coffee, and some roasted malts. Slight hop bitterness. Great porter! Thanks for the trade JB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12 oz. Tried as part of a porter tasting. A: Jet black with minimal lacing. S: Dark chocolate and coffee. T: Coffee and dark chocolate notes pervade this brew. M: Medium body and no carbonation - perhaps a bit too smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (901) - USA - JUN 11, 2010
Black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted with strong chocolate. Flavor is roasted coffee with a slight chocolate aftertaste. Very well balanced, excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1735) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours opaque black with a slight highlight of dark brown and pretty good lacing. Head is medium brown, thick body. and creamy smooth texture. Taste is roasted malt, nut, some mocha/chocolate, and some herbal hops. Had this back to back with smuttynose robust porter; and this one looks better, has a better palate, but the aroma and taste of both are good in different ways.

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