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RATINGS: 2087   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle dated 2/10/12 into porter glass Aroma: chocolate and malt. coffee is strongest scent. can smell the alcohol a bit Appearance: very dark pour. deep chocolate brown/black color. hardly any head. the thin layer that is there is a milk chocolate brown and faded quickly Taste: sweet at first followed by bitter Palate: lighter than expected in the body. a little thin. average carbonation. slightly bitter finish Overall: one of the lower ABV beers from Founders. I like this alot. i was able to swirl the glass to get more head to form. the chocolate came out a bit more after that. i may have drank this too cold as it was straight from the fridge.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jacksuhn (11) - - MAR 7, 2012
Very inviting aromas. A lovely bouquet of chocolate, some coffee, a little caramel and nuts too. Maybe a little resin aromas from the hops. Dark (black) but thin appearance with a short lasting creamy tan head. Flavor has a roast-like bite to it but is still a little sweet. Balance is toward the bitterness from hops and dark malts which suits me just fine. It reminds me of eating some burnt toast but in a really good way. The nice medium body really gives this beer a fuller feeling. It’s a bit slick and a little astringent but it really stays with you. Overall this is an excellent porter. A little darker and roastier than I might prefer, but it hits the spot and is extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 Pint pour In Urbana, IL. This is the best porter I can remember. It pours a pitch black and has a dark brown foam at top. It was like a rich, dark, slightly sweet beer version of Whoppers. Very smooth and filling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
This one was probably an aging bottle at Binny’s, but still appeared to pour with good subtle carbonation and head. The malt profile was of the border between chocolate and coffee, with a balance of sprucelike hops. Nothing real un-expected here, but a good solid rich porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veeks (62) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Deep dry chocolate malt with great subtle finish and nice after taste makes this porter a great choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Haven’t had a beer this good in a long time. Forgot how much I loved this style. A nice dark brown body, completely opaque. A nice tan to medium brown head the had good retention and nice lacing. Aroma had many complex layers. Smoke, chocolate, roasted coffee and hops. Smoke note pared well with both the chocolate and coffee notes and the slightly citrus hops was a nice surprise in the background. Flavor was velvety smooth nice a bittersweet chocolate flavor upfront. Coffee notes was an assertive bitterness that cut through the chocolate’s sweetness. Some smoke and slightly bitter hops in the finish. Very dry on the palate and the body certainly was full. You don’t need a spoon but it’s close.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle (in the category of ’How’d I miss this?"). Woody chocolate malt and hay aroma. Opaque black-brown color with small head. Sweet chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2015 Deeply dark beer with a foamy, off-tan head. No red hue on the edges, no light coming through—this is almost stout territory. The aroma is enticing, with notes of dark chocolate and coffee; very grainy and crisp. The body is medium, carbonation is prickly, and the alcohol goes down unnoticed. The taste is great, with cocoa and coffee making big appearances, and subtle hops also showing up. This is a simple and straightforward porter that just works. It’s incredibly drinkable and uncomplicated, but it’s also assertive and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3513) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is strong smoky cocoa w/ some anise and slight herbal notes. Really more like a stout that a porter. Black w/ with a beautiful inch of tan foam. Flavors of sweet cocoa balanced by deep, dark hops. A bit full bodied for a porter. Creamy soft mouth feel and a smooth slowly diminishing tail. Tastes like a stout w/o a heavy body. Truly delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2016 Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, really nice. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, poured thick. Taste is rich roasted malt, chocolate, dark chocolate, earthy hops, great. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, soft light carbonation, roasty aftertaste. Overall, this is the best porter around.

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