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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 Foundersí robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. Itís a lover, not a fighter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4755) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Very rich roasted malty flavor, very smooth and creamy. One of the best porters hands down!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1599) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Pours black with a brown head. The Aroma is roasted with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some liquorice and light smoke. Taste has the same notes and add some more hoppy notes in the end. Balanced!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2757) - NORWAY - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle at Bar&Cigar. Dark black with a full brown head, really good looking! Heavenly aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, vanilla, Fruity taste with licorice and more chocolate. Kind of roasty as well, and good bitterness. I find the overall feel a bit íthiní, but itís a great beer, as expected from Founders!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnnnniee (2982) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a really dark brown almost black color with a creamy mocha head that sticks around for a while. Smells of chocolate, roast, a touch of alcohol. Smells almost like a stout. Taste is creamy roasty chocolate. Has a touch of hops and alcohol burn in the finish but leaves you salivating for more of its roasty goodness. Very Creamy mouthfeel, crisp carbonation, thick body. Great brew! Could be a stout could be a porter, frankly I donít care Iíve just got to get me some more. One of the best porters ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7684) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Black. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Sweet aroma, notes of coffee, dark chocolate and laqurice. But not much though. Flavor starts heavy sweet, lots of notes, laqurice, faint notes of blood, iron. Dry texture, syrupy too, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5617) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
engelsk lakrids aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice lakrids finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1466) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a beige head. Aroma smells of chocolate, coffee, and burnt marshmallow. Flavor shows the same with an additional hint of vanilla and fudge. Overall body is moderate to full, and finishes with dark chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2011
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Gorgeous , pitch black, thick tan head. Aroma: Peat, malt, smoke, vanilla, almost a strawberry tone to it too. Flavour: Milky, quite a lot of turf/peat, toffee, sticky, a little boozy, beautiful chocolate milk with coffeeness to it. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Big and dark brown, with a milk chocolate head, this thing checks in a little heavier than most, at 6.5 percent ABV. Thereís a full rounded mouthfeel and excellent head retention, indicating a nice protein body, with a generous and completely balanced hop finish. Although not as well known as many of their offerings, this is an above average porter, an excellent winter warmer, and one well worth seeking out. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Poured like a glass of texas tea, with a diminishing beige head. Appealing snout with dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate burnt toast and malts protruding. Thickish mouthfeel. Flavour was roasted malt laden with yet more dark choc and coffee and a hint of molasses. Some well placed hoppage gave good balance to proceedings. Extremely well proportioned. A quality porter to bring up my 1200th rate.

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