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RATINGS: 1700   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Pours a viscous black, not much foam. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, maybe a hint of licorice. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a nice roasty coffee flavor, lots of dark chocolate. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (641) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Pours a thick, almost oily black with little to no head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted nuts. Complex blend of flavors with a smooth finish. An excellent beer all around.,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Black with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, coffee and chocolate notes. Flavour was sweet with chocolate and burned malt. Finished sweet. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strongpieman (1494) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Another excellent beer from Founders. Great Porter with strong hops, rich, and smooth. Not too heavy, but what you expect from a proper porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericcassidy (38) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Thick, rich, bitter, sweet, dark. A meal in the making. This one deserves further research.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pour is quite black with a frothy tan head that recedes slowly. Aroma is loaded with roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, and cream. Quite a surprising roast component considering the style- the nose skirts the line with a sweet stout. Flavor is a malt heavy torrent of roasted barley, lactic sugar, bakers chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and molasses. Mouthfeel is thick, rich, creamy, and with pillowy effervescence and a roast-dry chalky finish. The complexity is such that the flavors that are present in the most excellent proportions, Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pour is black and oily with a small tan head. ARoma is nicely roasted coffee with some chalky creaminess. Some light hints of anise, chocolate and some doughiness. Mouthfeel is silky and creamy, Flavor is immediately roasty with coffee bean, bakers chocolate, bitter notes as well. Wonderfully flavorful and top notch mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2228) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours pitch black with a small tan head- really dark, like a stout. Aroma holds lots of roasted malt, coffee, anise, dark chocolate, and some definite creamy and lactic notes. Flavor is very nice; more roasted malt, lactic sugars, bitter chocolate- really just an excellently crafted porter in flavor. Palate is rich and full, but also glides down really nicely. Excellent example of the style, another great brew from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 19, 2009
pitch black pour with nice lacing khaki head. The aroma and flavor are equally impressive. Solid vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, roasted malt, tobacco, a bit of dark fruit, and a pleasant and balancing hop presence on the finish. Medium to full body. Overall: $11 is a bit steep for a 6er normally, but this is worth it, no problem.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours nearly black with a thick dark tan head and great lacing. Wonderful aroma that is a blend of smoke, molasses, chocolate, and alcohol. Each of these are very prevalent in the flavor, but well balanced by a nice bitterness. Great Porter, might even be my favorite. Founders does it again.

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