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RATINGS: 2021   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
I donít find porters to be particularly interesting in the first place, and even within the subset there is not really much interesting about this brew. That said, thereís nothing to complain about either, in fact itís quite good. Looks nice, smells very nice, tastes pretty bitter as dark brews go but itís good shit. Has a bit of the metallic aftertaste often found in brews of lower quality than I would expect from Founders, but itís not a huge detriment. Surprisingly easy to drink, definitely not a meal in a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (470) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Black with a light compact head; tobacco and chocolate aromas; dry and oily palate, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pour is just what I like; inky black and thereís not even color around the edges. Itís solid black with a thin head that doesnít last long. Inviting roasty smell. The roast carries on into the flavor, but it doesnít over power the smooth chocolate. The chocolate notes here are not as bitter as other porters. More of a milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Hops and toasted bread come out more as it warms. Long finish thatís dry with just a hint of bitterness. Nothing not to like about this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Extremely dark brown, almost black. Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy. Very full bodied. Taste is slightly chocolate, big roasted malt backbone, slightly sweet and balanced with a nice bitter finish. At 6.5% ABV you can have a few no problem. The aroma is full and rich. An amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2011
This beers smells of rich chocolate malts with a brush or smokiness. It lingers with a bit of hop bite at the end. It pours a jet black body with a bubblier head than expected which was brown in color. It tastes of milk chocolate and a bit of smoke with some lingering hop bitterness. This beer is very smooth almost like velvet and with an abv of 6.5% this beer could be a dangerous porter if too many are consumed, but damn delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3214) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Could this be the perfect porter? Everything you want out of the style is here. A light roastyness and mild sweetness with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and burnt malts. I love this beer and always like having some around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Beautiful chocolate milk colored head. Aroma of lots of chocolate and a little coffee. Flavor echos the aroma. Itís well balanced with dry and slightly bitter finish. Yum!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (1070) - 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 (600) - 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 (1618) - 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

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