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RATINGS: 1701   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 Foundersí robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. Itís a lover, not a fighter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Strong coffee flavor with slight bitter finish. Pretty good porter overall but not the best ive ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Thick oil like dark pour. Dark tan head. Toffee cream malt aroma. Some roast and chocolate. Bitter flavor. Creamy with a roasted hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Aroma-burnt malt is first smell, then a slight alcohol smell. Not an awful aroma but not good either. Appearance-head is too think. Not a good example of Porter but average. Flavor-the roasted malt dominates the flavor but not a bad flavor. Slightly above average. Palate-bitterness lingers but so does alcohol taste. Slightly better than average. Overall-Probably would not drink again but if I had to, I could. Not a bad beer but not a very good one either.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap. Very black with tan head. Taste of roasted malts and coffee very well blended together. Bitter as well, but not too much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 Excellent porter! Duh...itís rated tops in category for a reason. Reminds me the equally formidable Bellís porter. Canít ask much more than what Founders is delivering here.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (644) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Outstanding Porter. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and sterile metal. Flavor is a big hit of very bitter dark chocolate with some cola taste. The only thing better than its flavor is the synchronization of aroma, flavor, and feel...together. Wow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark viscous black with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is an excellent blend of roasted malts and chocolate with a light smokiness and some burnt toast and rich and sharp dark malt crispness. Flavor has a robust chocolate and creamy burnt sugar character and coffee bitterness. Nice bitter finish but not astringent or harsh, just pleasant and much like the bitterness in dark chocolate. Medium full body and a soft carbonation. Excellent porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
12 oz bottle.Pours dark oily black with a mountain of tan head that is built to last. Nose is all roasted malts and brown sugar. Flavor is dark, rich, and smooth - chocolate and smoke, with just a touch of cinnamon lightening at the end. Really interesting spriteliness to this porter, balancing the bitterness until the finish. Nice job Founders

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2656) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
12oz bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. black pour with a finger sturdy looking tan head that disappears quicker than I wouldíve expected. soft but strong aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and some earthy spiced hops. taste is fairly sharp candy sweetness backed up by a chalky bitterness. the caramel, coffee, roastiness comes through in the finish. nothing over the top here - just an all around great porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Pours dark and oily. Big smells of roasted malts, bitter chocolate and sugar. Taste is smokey, smooth, thick and so good. Not a real porter guy but this changed my mind. Nice job.


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