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RATINGS: 1768   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6619) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a creamy longlasting tan head. The aroma is very roasted with notes of coffee and chocolate. Some light smoky notes. The flavour is hard roasted malt, tobacco, coffee and light chocolate. Some dark bread too. The finish is dry and roasted. Full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle purchased from Siciliano’s market in Grand Rapids, Mich. Poured into a pint glass. Drank while brewing a Founders porter clone. Fantastic aroma of chocolate, malt, cheese, coffee and molasses. Taste-wise, this is one of the best beers I’ve had. Once again, Founders fails to disappoint.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devilben02 (279) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Color is stout-like. Darkest, deepest brown. Thin, bubbly head. Quintessential porter aroma of chocolate and coffee. Roasty but smooth, it has a wonderful, comforting flavor, with bittersweet chocolate first and some roasted malt sweetness. Flavorful without heaviness. Bitterness lingers slightly. Light-bodied yet satisfying.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
This is a wonderful beer, one of my favorite porters. Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial used to be my favorite, but this might knock it off the top. Pours a deep dark brown with a tan head that lasts. Nice aromas of chocolate and toffee. This is a very rich ale, but goes nicely with chocolate cake. Enjoy this one!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Defreni (2658) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
Flaske: En af de største åbenbaringer jeg har fået længe. Kulsort øl med et flot mokkafarvet skumhoved. Sødlig porterduft med en masse frugt i. Smagen er sød frugtet men bestemt ikke overdrevent, slutter af med en godt fast brændthed. Perfekt afbalanceret. Verdensklasseøl.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Wonderful dark and rich porter with definite hints of chocolate malts and also slight caramel notes the smell is very appealing as well on this porter

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (6788) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours pitch black with a massive brown head and a huge chocolate aroma. It took a while to pour this one, but once the head subsided a bit, I dove in. Well, it’s really full of chocolate, with a smooth dry bitter chocolate finish and a little carbonation. It’s a pleasure to drink, and serves as a dessert as well as a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle at Strømcph in Enghave Parken while listening to Four Tet. Black - brown head. Roasted. Chocolate. Fruity. Light hoppy. Sweetness. Dark bread. Smooth body. A bit boring.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1407) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle courtesy GT. Viscous, shiny black beer with a sharply carbonated brown head. Aroma is dark roasted (almost slightly smokey) malt with bitter chocolate and maybe some slight expresso notes. Layered chocolate and malt taste with the smoothest transition down into the creamy finish (touch of caramel?) - nothing out of place. Such a treat to drink a big tasting, stunning beer that’s only 6.5% - huge respect to the skill of the brewery.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 The sample I got fizzed like crazy, so have a towel handy if opening a bottle! It pours a beautiful midnight sable with a very thick, fluffy, persistent tan head. Smoky, oily aroma has tones of molasses, caramel and fine coffee. Rich flavor has firm smoky overtone and coffee, nutty, molasses and caramel components as well as a hint of hop bitterness. Texture is smooth with a subtle fizz and leaves a nice smoky and slightly sweet finish.


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