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RATINGS: 1903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonnyg3323 (6) - north shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2011 does not count
12oz bottle purchased on 2/26/11 one day after it arrived at the store. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass at cellar temperature (about 55 degrees.) Pour reveals a very dark brown beer with a perfect tan head which dissipates to thin lacing which sticks to the edge of the glass from beginning to end (which didn’t take long.) Aroma of deep dark toasted malts. I smell chocolate milk. A hint of mocha. This is what I want to smell when I pour a porter. Rich creamy malt flavor engulfs my whole palate. finish of semi-sweet chocolate and bitterness work together beautifully. A little coffee flavor too. Toasted raw barley flavor with the alcohol at the very end. Great balance of flavors. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Smooth with a medium carbonation that a porter should have. Drinkable? Hell yea! Smooth as silk. Didn’t take long for me to get through this one. Could hardly wait for each next sip. This is a perfect porter. I’ll be buying another six pack asap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice black color with some reddish notes in the bottom of the glass, and a frothy tan head. Aroma is very sweet with vanilla and chocolate notes, but also some heavily roasted malts and faint coffee. The flavor isn’t as sweet as the aroma indicates at all. I get alot of roasted and burnt malts along with coffee with peat and charocal, whilst I only get hints of the chocolate (more of a cocoa to be honest) and vanilla. The body is medium with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall a great Porter, even though the aroma kind of fools you :P

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Dark solid pour. Very balanced between the chocolate and coffees. If you have never had a Porter or you really like Porters than this is a winner. Just an all around good beer. Will continue to drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Definite chocolate and coffee notes on the nose. Pours black with almost no head. Very thick mouthfeel. The taste has a bunch of different things going on none of which I can identify but they cOmbine to make a big beer that lingers for entire senatorial terms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1820) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Deep brown with light, creamy, tan head. Smooth roasted coffee beans, sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Flavor is roast crescendo with just a touch of sweetness. Finishes residual roast, coffee, unsweetened chocolate. Somewhat acidic. Very good, straight-forward porter with no surprises. Fairly complex profile. Would tend to lean towards Darkhorse’s Special Reserve Black.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a huge amount of bubbly tan foam. Heavy chocolate and mild roast coffee in the aroma. Chocolate and a very mild roast begins the flavor and then intensifies. Smooth and roasty through the body and into the middle with a nice and bitter aftertaste. The heavy carbonation really enhances the body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2011
Pours black as night with a huge fluffy longlived head leaving pretty lace. Aoma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, tar, fruits and fresh grass. Fullbodied mouthfeel. Flavor is fruity, tar, meaty, peaty, perry and very tart; excellent. Fullbodied tar palate. Dry tart longlived and well balanced finish. So enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing creamy light-brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt and coffee along with light leafy hops and chocolate. Flavour, which is even better, of roasted malt, coffee, light hops, some light lactic notes and a good amount of chocolate and a nice dry, roasty bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. A great Porter, well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12989) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle. Black with medium beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Off tap at Bar louie last night 20 oz pour. deep rich and sexy indeed. Nice roast, carmel, chocolate, big coffee but not too over-whelming, crisp developing awesome finish. quite the treat on tap--dont remember it being this good from bottle.

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