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RATINGS: 1942   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pour is black as you would expect with nearly no light tan head. Nose is of very milky chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste is the same, very very smooth. Great mouthfeel for the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4980) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle from Bierkompass. Poured black color with a creamy brown head. Awesome chocolate malt and milk coffee aroma. Flavor is pretty much the same, sweet chocolate and roasted malt, just the right amount. Weak hoppy notes. Some tar/smoke in the dry finish. Flawless porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Aroma is chocolate and dark roasted malt. Pours almost black with a rich tan head. Taste is chocolate malty up front followed by bitter roast notes with a mild lingering sweetness/smokiness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Pours dark brown with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Coffee shows with deep and roasted grains. You also get a nice fluid creaminess with a light milk chocolate ending. WOW!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Dark brown nearly black color with tan head. Creamy scent with hints of mocha coffee. Porter with chocolate and coffee taste. Almost a Smokey finish. Nice dark Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
I’m not sure what caused it, but I’m madly in love with Founder’s Porter. I believe this beer to be the worlds best, honest Porter, my ultimate go-to bottle. Bittersweet and rich yet light on the palate, this brew drinks frighteningly easy, disappearing from the glass too quickly for rational thought to hold out much longer. Java-encrusted roasted malts are followed by a hoppy bite that leads to a dry, dark chocolate fade. Whenever I get the inevitable "What’s your favorite beer" question, this sixer provides a quick-n-easy answer. (2/17/09) NOTE: No more Founders in SC. Thanks to the brewery for giving our state a shot. Maybe next time things will go better on our end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
12 oz bottle from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington DC, served in a tulip. Pours deep black with a small tan head. The head fades slowly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of lace.The nose has big chocolate and roasty notes, along with earth, smoke, and a hint of barnyard. The flavour is dry and roasty, with plenty of coffee, smoke and herbal hops. The finish is long, dry and roasty. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, an excellent porter with a dry, roasty character and a nice earthy, herbal hop profile. I wish I had another bottle. 2011-05-15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Porter with notes of espresso and dark coffee or cacao beans. Quite a nice beer, although not as much depth as I was anticipating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8937) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2011
(bottle, 35.5cl) Black colour with a beige and short foamy head. Mildly sweet roast-malty aroma with notes of chocolate, leather and vanilla, accompanied by a spicy herbal hoppy touch. Roasty bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Leather and moderately roasty malty taste with notes of chocolate/cacao and shy salty notes towards the roast-bitter, subtle fruity and slightly spicy hoppy finish. 11.V.11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 Six pack from Binney’s Downers Grove IL: Jet black with a thick light brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate. Flavor starts rich dark chocolate followed by a bakers chocolate bitterness and a bitter-sweet chocolate finish. Full body is rich and creamy with moderate carbonation. Awesome (Imperial chocolate) Porter.

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