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RATINGS: 2061   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 Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2011
I am not a huge porter fan, but this is the best I have had. Thick, smooth, easy drinking, a ton of flavor, definitely worth trying and a go to porter for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Chocolate malt and coffee porter with mild hop bitterness. Very smooth and balanced flavor. The mystery ingredient could be cinnamon? Similar to Rogue Mocha Porter with less hop bite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Dark black color with the pour. Large brown head. Foamed over slightly. Ooops. Rich chocolate taste with coffee. Smells amazing. Super excited to try this beer. Rich roastyness. Coffee, chocolate and some vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle at Olympen. Black underneath a huge, creamy, beige head. Bitter chocolate and roasted coffee in the nose and mouth. Good dryness, hints of tart berries. A great porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
keanex (1762) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Deep brown almost completely opaque beer, literally only the tiniest light goes through the edges. Thin caramel colored head that dissipates to a lacing that lasts the length of the beer.

S: Bitter dark chocolate and espresso flavors, in a good way. Reminds me of a fine mocha espresso.

T: The bitter taste of good dark chocolate mixed well with an espresso shot, just as it smells. Heck even my girlfriend who dislikes beer likes it, that’s how good it is, without being overly sweet at all. Leaves a bitter taste in mouth.

M: Thick and medium carbonation make this an easy drink.

O: I’ve not drank many porters, but this is my favorite. Great job founders for making a very robust beer that’s easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle, poured dark brown with an out of control foam. The smooth vanilla is what sets this apart from other porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmongoose (2198) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2011
12oz bottle. one of the best porters i have had. the aroma of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate blended together is wonderful. the deep rich taste of each plus a blend of hops that comes out and give this beer its true character. perfectly balance from first taste to last and then you want more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
You smell the roasted and coffee notes right on top. Taste like it smells but with a little bitter finish and a little vanilla flavor. Well balanced, drinkability is high even though it’s a porter. I’m not blown away but it’s good and on style. Once again great work by founders. We’ll see later this week how the Bell’s version compares.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4761) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2011 (2)- Ma 2e expérience a été légèrement différente. Température plus adéquate, énorme collet dans un verre plus étroit. Plus corpulente, plus sexy et moins amère...mais encore loin d’être LA porter. Je réajuste à 3.9, sans plus. (1)- En la versant, je ne retrouve pas vraiment le sex-appeal annoncé. Totalement noir dans le verre, elle ne produit pratiquement aucun collet. En la respirant, j’ai l’impression d’avoir une old rasputin, beaucoup d’amertume de torréfaction comme un café aux noisette brûlées. Je perçoit aussi un peu de la sécheresse qu’on retrouve dans les vins. Au goût, l’amertume est très envahissante, pas beaucoup de chocolat, pas beaucoup de corps. J’espère que j’aurai à réviser ma critique plus tard. Pas mauvais mais loin d’être impressionnant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Aroma of roast coffee. Pours black with very little head. Tastes very roasty with distinct coffee flavors. Very dark and yummy.

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