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RATINGS: 2087   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RamyG4 (324) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle. Black with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and a little metal. Taste is of coffee, caramel, with a nice drty roasted finish. Very full bodied, creamy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Easily the best porter I have ever had. 12 oz bottle to pint glass. Pours black with small tan head. I get lots of chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet, but dry, with very good short bitter finish--complex does not really describe it. Velvet in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1974) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head, and no lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor is very sweet, with just a little roasted bitterness in the finish. The palate is medium to heavy, creamy and sticky. Overall, this is a clean and tasty beer. Quite a good porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Purchased from "Jungle Jim’s" - Alright, my dark twelve ounce bottle poured forth a black brew with a finely bubbled tan head of foam and a rich mocha aroma. Tastewise, this is a rich, complex porter with no errors in taste, body, and appearance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
I was very excited to try the best rated porter, but apparently it has been knocked out of the top spot. This is really more like a chocolate stout and is defined as porter only for its being well hopped. It is black enough to block a flashlight beam, and leaves oily tan lacing on the pint glass. Aroma is straight chocolate, while the flavor contains some nut and oat accents as well. Very smooth throughout, nice full body. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21684) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, brown head. Aroma of chocolate nibs dipped in coffee. Taste is chocolate squared. Too chocolatey to be a porter, imho.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Chocolately as chocolate gets in a porter that isn’t spiked with actual chocolate. Delicious. Dark, rich, and flavorful. 9-22-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Pour quite dark brown with creamy beige head nice lace. Aroma chocolate, roast, dark malts, cereal grain, cocoa, hops. Taste dark and milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, cereal grain, nice hop balance, very balanced. MF medium body light carb. Very tasty easy drinking and quite balanced with a silky profile quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (851) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Deep brown almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. These flavors continue on the palate with added toast and biscuit notes. Nice balance, great porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
16oz draft from Hanger poured into a shaker. Pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma of dark coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is Medium bitter. Strong coffee and chocolate taste. Full bodied with a thick texture. Nice carbonation and a long coffee finish. Overall, very good. I would love to drink this again.

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