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RATINGS: 1895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4745) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. A thick, frothy caramel head resides elegantly over the otherwise black body. A sniff detects roasted malts, milk chocolate, hints of coffee and black berries. Taste is not far behind; mocha, milk chocolate again, hints of roastiness and berries. Extremely, perhaps profoundly, well-toned. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy and very pleasant. I agree to what the masses preach: don’t think a porter gets much better than this. Rock solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Three words: Bold, Flavorful Yummy! Excellent on the nose. Taste is the flavor of strong roasted coffee, vanilla bean, dark fruit and chocolate malt. A ton of sweetness and maltiness. But the hops help balance out the sweetness making it a very smooth drinker. This brew has complexity with the hops and roasted malt characteristics. Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, decadent creaminess to the mouthfeel. This could be an after dinner drink or just a nice sipper on a cold winter night. Outstanding!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (673) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Aroma is strongly chocolate. The taste is good, but overrated in my opinion. It is slightly bitter with chocolate upfront and an almost smokey aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2010
12 oz bottle: dark brown with coppery edges. Deep, roasted barley aroma...edging towards to the charred carbon end. Subtle chocolate milk and cherry pits. Full, robust mouthfeel: like drinking chilled, liquid dark chocolate that has hints of carbonation. Burnt grape-nuts after taste with a light lingering bitterness. Very sold, sessionable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee with hints of coffee and licorice. The flavour is certainly dark, but not burned at all - beautiful. Fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate and a full body, with just a little roasty note in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours black with a large brown head and lacings. Nose is roasted bitter coffee. Flavor adds some smooth chocolate. Bitter and roasted. Smooth and full bodied. Carbonation level is a tad too high. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with pillowing tan head. Great carbonation. Nose of milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, and molasses. Thin mouthfeel but that seems par for the style. Taste of bitter chocolate, espresso, smoke, roasted nuts and malt. Slightly bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Stuff is great, just great...has a lot of mouthfeel for a regular strength porter and a lot of coffee. Pours dark, slow and smooth, lots of hop and coffee in the hose and through the palate. Full and satisfying finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle sampled at Sorbon, Bromma, Sweden. Pours out in dark brown appearance with a rich sticky tan-coloured head. Rich harmonious aroma of roasted malts, luxury chocolate, coffee beans, mild sweet licorice, roasted nuts and spicy hops. Medium-bodied with strong yet elegant notes of mocha, roasted malts, coffee, milky chocolate with undertone of nuts and mild resin. Long balanced finish of bittersweet chocolate, well-roasted coffee, nuts and mild anise. Top notch porter, this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle at Beer Temple. Nice dark brown body with mocha head. Nose is lots of chocolate and coffee. Quite roasty and inviting. Taste is also of malts, chocolate, dark fruits. Very roasty and most enjoyable. Hats off.

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