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RATINGS: 1868   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (629) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Smooth, dark, rich, malty, chocolaty, hoppy. Flavor is mellow, yet rich and complex. Since it is a porter, it isn’t quite as thick as a stout. Very solid offering from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Local Option Chi town. Pours with a dark chocolate hue with a tan hue. Beautiful aroma of coffee beans. Taste follow suits with malty blend of burnt coffee and sweet chocolate. Taste mellows a little to quick for me, but its a porter not a stout. I say that because last weekend was a Founders Breakfasts Stout party and this beer starts down that road then stops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Thanks to jampics2 for sending a bottle of this my way. A: Pours a very dark brown with a beautiful tan head and plenty of lacing as it makes its way down. S: Loads of roasted malt alongside a fair amount of chocolate. T: Roast and sweet malt combine together with chocolate and hints of coffee. M: Very nice. A bit dry; nice and full. D: One of the better porters that I’ve had; I would expect nothing less from Founders. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-07-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4551) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. A thick, frothy caramel head resides elegantly over the otherwise black body. A sniff detects roasted malts, milk chocolate, hints of coffee and black berries. Taste is not far behind; mocha, milk chocolate again, hints of roastiness and berries. Extremely, perhaps profoundly, well-toned. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy and very pleasant. I agree to what the masses preach: don’t think a porter gets much better than this. Rock solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Three words: Bold, Flavorful Yummy! Excellent on the nose. Taste is the flavor of strong roasted coffee, vanilla bean, dark fruit and chocolate malt. A ton of sweetness and maltiness. But the hops help balance out the sweetness making it a very smooth drinker. This brew has complexity with the hops and roasted malt characteristics. Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, decadent creaminess to the mouthfeel. This could be an after dinner drink or just a nice sipper on a cold winter night. Outstanding!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Aroma is strongly chocolate. The taste is good, but overrated in my opinion. It is slightly bitter with chocolate upfront and an almost smokey aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2010
12 oz bottle: dark brown with coppery edges. Deep, roasted barley aroma...edging towards to the charred carbon end. Subtle chocolate milk and cherry pits. Full, robust mouthfeel: like drinking chilled, liquid dark chocolate that has hints of carbonation. Burnt grape-nuts after taste with a light lingering bitterness. Very sold, sessionable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11635) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee with hints of coffee and licorice. The flavour is certainly dark, but not burned at all - beautiful. Fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate and a full body, with just a little roasty note in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours black with a large brown head and lacings. Nose is roasted bitter coffee. Flavor adds some smooth chocolate. Bitter and roasted. Smooth and full bodied. Carbonation level is a tad too high. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with pillowing tan head. Great carbonation. Nose of milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, and molasses. Thin mouthfeel but that seems par for the style. Taste of bitter chocolate, espresso, smoke, roasted nuts and malt. Slightly bitter on the finish.

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