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RATINGS: 1984   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 Foundersí robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. Itís a lover, not a fighter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle - dark brown with a 4 fingers of chocolate brown head. Aroma is chocolate, toast, caramel. Fabulous nose! Leans mildly bitter. Palate is thick like pudding, and very smooth. Iím getting chocolate on the finish with a little spiciness of alcohol. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Finally got around to picking some of these up. Bottle pours into a pint glass a rich black, with only the slightest hints of brown when held to the light. Half-inch light tan head. Nose is very chocolatey, with some coffee and dark bread. Taste is...wow. More chocolate and coffee, heavily roasted malts, oatmeal stout smoothness. I literally canít believe how good this is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1571) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate with roasty notes.mmm. Flavor is big milk chocolate with a roasty finish and chewy, full mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Date: June 28, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Founderís, Grand Rapids, MI Appearance: Dark brown with medium amount of head Aroma: Coffee/Chocolate Flavor: consistent with aroma Other: A very good porter, but not quite as tasty as Bellís version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (575) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Pours black with little head. Nice malt aroma, nice porter taste and good balance. Not as much else there as I remembered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle: Literally black, as usual, small stable lacy tanned head; leathery-fruity, not too toasty, nose with some herbal hops underneath; solid bitter-sweet flavour, soft and medium bodied; slightly lingering toasty-leathery finish, accompanied by a light acidity. Fine Porter.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Basically black with a thick tan head that lingers and leaves some amazing lacing. The aroma is mostly roasted coffee and a bit of caramel and plum. The flavor is also strongly coffee with nice bitter dark chocolate notes, just a little burnt. Very smooth and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
undsioux7 (869) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2011
What a great porter! Cofee, chocolate and just a touch of burnt malts. The palette is awsome. Me likey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Location/Date:Bottle on 6/30/2011

Appearance: Pours a nice opaque black.
Aroma: Nice roasty aroma with some chocolate.
Taste: Light bitterness, heavy malt, chocolate, roast.
Palate:Medium body, medium finish.

Summary: A really good porter, one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (649) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Dark rich and sexy is a good deScription for this delicious porter. Pours nice and dark with a tan head. Great aroma. Lots or roasted malt flavor with a hint of biterness. Coffee and burnt chocolate. Very good.

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