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RATINGS: 1681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2753) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 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. Exceptional porter!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6069) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Thick dark pour with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and roasty. Taste is semi-creamy, big roastiness, and sweet chocolate. Nice hop bitterness. Excellent porter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Dark, Rich, and Sexy? Yes yes yes. Pours black with a nice big cappuccino colored head. A full nose of milk chocolate and bitter coffee with some earthy hops in the background. As the head settles a transfixing lace lays. Doesn’t get much better pre sip. This is a wonderful porter. Black malts pack a punch with silky dark chocolate, and some smoky highlights. At 45 IBU’s, hoppy bitterness completes this robust flavor. Intensely dry finish, like I need water. Full bodied, great feel and carbonation. Another excellent beer from Founders, who are no doubt a top 3 favorite brewery of mine. I am left to ponder, who is the woman on the label?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (732) - Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2010 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass. Pours thick and almost black, one-finger head. Taste is chocolate and coffee with a mild-moderate hoppy finish. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Pours a dark black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, smoke. Taste is bitter and dry. Flavor is chocolate, earth, coffee. Very intensely flavored. Finish is earthy and dry.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
12 oz. bottle to snifter. poured dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma was coffee and malt with faint chocolate. Taste was chocolate and malt with malty after tones. Palate has thin to medium feel which feels slick yet finishes somewhat dry. Overall one of the best porters that I have had!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 12oz bottled Feb 2, 2010, this is quite fresh. Served cool room temp into a Duvel tulip. Pours thick very dark brown/black with a one and a half finger dense brown head that maintains a light cap and leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is very very roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some smoke, roasty toasty. Can pick up a touch of earthy hops. Flavor is smooth milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, coffee, some bitterness on the finish along with some lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is full, velvety, and rich, medium carbonation. Thicker and richer than many other regular porters. This is one of the best, if not the best porter out there. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2010
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours very dark brown, almost like motor oil out of the bottle, but not quite black. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, earthy hops, dark fruits, burnt sugar, and oats. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits (cherries, plum, and figs), burnt sugar, and earthy hops. Medium-full bodied, with light carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. So smooth. Rich and robust. Finish is lightly roasted, tart, and earthy. What a cool beer. This is a great standard for porters.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Black pour -mocha head.Taste of chocolate, coffee, mocha.Has a oily sweet bitter coffe finish.GReat porter will drink again and again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nash7624 (18) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Pour from bottle. Deep black with tan, creamy head that laces very well. Chocolate comes through strong in the aroma with hints of coffee and a trace of smoke. Moderately sweet and bitter. Full body that starts creamy and ends dry with medium finish. Best porter I’ve tried.


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