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RATINGS: 1894   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2102) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown Ė almost black, small to average, and fully diminishing dark brown head. Moderate malty, lightly sweetish aroma, lots of roasted malt and some coffee with vanilla. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, lots of roasted malt, some coffee with light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, roasted malt, some coffee and hoppyness. Nice dryish - roasted porter, some coffee in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11468) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Blck colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Roasted and ok coffee and chocolate notes. Average moderate bitter flavor. Some coffee and chocolate notes. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Good but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4724) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2011
330ml bottle from Bierkompass

Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma and taste have hints of roastness. Nice, smooth and long lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2011
355 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige, small, creamy head. Aroma of pleasant roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour of smooth chocolate malts with roastiness, mild hops and coffee. Medium bodied with a very rich and smooth mouthfeel. Dry and fruity finish. A very pleasant porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2011
bottle. aromas of chocoalte marshmallows, coffee, and vanilla. taste follows, but with additions of chocolate malts, nutmeg, and burnt coffee. on the palate it is rich and creamy, followed by a smooth finish characteristic of a fine porter. this is spot on, and there is no question this is rated as high as it is. killer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2011
The Platonic Ideal of a porter (or as close as one can get). Pours a red-tinted dark-as-night Mahogany capped with a half-inch of latte-foam colored head. The bouquet is nearly a mirror-image of the taste to come: chocolate and coffee and roasted goodness. The head eventually subsides into a high-gravity Belgian lace. The liquor has a full and silky mouth feel, a bitter-sweet concentration of that bouquet that hit your nose after the pour. The malt is dark; the intensity is high and the finish is pleasingly long. What I like here additionally is the muscular hops hiding just behind the roasted malts. Some porters lack this balance; Founders does not. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Dark pour with a tan head, quicky fading. A ton of rich and creamy coffee. Id say that the bottle says it all....dark, rich and sexy. Extremely smooth. Itís like drinking a dark chocolate shake with just the right amount of sugar to make it palatable. Rich barley malt and cocoa powder. A really fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Thatís a good porter. Itís not a stout - but itís not a dark colored brown ale. Itís a porter. Rich and complex. Roasty.... sure, roasty. Roasty, toasty, delicious the mosty - no need to boasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5968) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2011
Bottled from Bierkompass. Dark, almost black color with almost no head. Aroma, roasted coffee. Taste, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Dry coffee finish. Excellent porter.

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