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RATINGS: 2061   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 Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9734) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with chocolate an light hop with a nice syrupy finish. Easy to drink a very impressive porter from Founders.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Picked this up at Whole Foods in Fairfax, VA. Poured at room temp into a Riedel Snifter A - 1- Finger head full of leather colors. The beer itself was a dark brown to black. No light showing through at all. S - Nutmeg, vanilla, chocolate and coffee T - tons of chocolate. M - Very dry but lots of bubbles, medium-bodied O - I’m not sure if this bottle was just old or what but the beer was dry, lacked a lo tof flavor and overall, pretty disappointing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1581) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pours rich chocolate brown with a thick tan head and lots of sticky lace. Big chocolate and malt aroma. Flavor of dark brown sugar, big roast character, almost savory cocoa that becomes lightly sweet. Medium body makes it an easy drinker.

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 (1507) - 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 (3609) - 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.


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