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RATINGS: 2064   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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.


4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4804) - 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.

4.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2552) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
12oz bottle. Black with velvet mocha head. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some smoke; very smooth, nice carbonation, nice bitterness that grows towards a nice dry end, long hoppy, chocolate and malt profile at the end. One of the best porters I’ve had and probably the first one I’ve really enjoyed in a long time. Worth seeking out!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Draft. Pours a thickish dark brown with tan head and good lacing. Smell is roasted malts, dark chocolate and a tad roasted coffee. Taste is much the same as smell with some caramel like undertones and a nice bitter kick. Probably the best porter I’ve had to date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (774) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Very very dark brown almost black with a small tan head.Rich and full of flavor.Flavors of coffee and caramel a touch of sweetness and a bitter finish.Beer taste bigger then what it is witch is cool.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2011
pours an amazing brown head. smells of roasted toffee/coffee. you can taste all the roasted grain almost silky smooth like chocolate milk. little hop aftertaste which i like. this is one of my go to porters

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1041) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 On draft at Cloverleaf during Founders takeover night. Burnt coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors. So easy to drink with smooth oily palate. A rich and complex porter.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JAG55 (77) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12 oz bottle poured in a dimpled mug: very complex aroma chocolate, coffee, toast, spruce, earthy, soy sauce, smoke: pitch black color, minimal head, brown foam; medium sweetness, salty, lightly bitter; full body, soft carbonation, oily feel, an abrupt burn then sweet burnt finish; great beer with meal and just finishing a long hard day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little carbonation and chocolatey and slightly smoky aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet nutty chocolate, creamy and finished very mellow and earthy. Surprised I hadn’t rated this one until now.


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