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RATINGS: 1664   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
(Draught at Chumleyís) pours jet black, oily and nice creamy tan bubbles stick around a long time; lacing is great too. Nose of roasted toffee, chocolate, coffee, and even a little fruity. Taste is super roasty, creamy enough to balance it out, bakers chocolate and a nice roasted coffee finish. So creamy and delicious this is one of the best porters Iíve had. Not too thick to even drink on a hot night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours black with a big beige head. Aroma is roasted malt,coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is roasty malt and coffee, with a good bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours very deep brown, topped with a medium-sized tan head. Nice roasted chocolate malt aroma, vanilla, smoke, and some dark fruit. Flavor of chocolate, anise, licorice, vanilla, and coffee. Roasted coffee and hops provide a somewhat bitter finish. Smooth and delicious. Great porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Iíve been eager to try this, because of itís high rating. Bottle from trade I opened at toncatcherís T3 tasting. Black. Lots of chocolatey roastiness. Leans dry. A little to roasty for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Pour is thick, sinister black. Aroma of milk chocolate, malty sweetness and oats. Flavor is an outstanding balance of coffee, chocolate, grains, a hint of fresh hops and more oats and grainy goodness. Wow, this beer is balanced, but the milkshake mouthfeel really seals the deal! This rivals any Imperial/Strong Porter/Stout/Barleywine Iíve ever had in terms of complexity, thickness and strength combined. Carbonation is low-medium. A coffee grind finish with a touch of round chocolatey sweetness really finishes this beer off. The flavor and mouthfeel are absolutely incredible. World-class and sexy-ass in every aspect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Just off black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla caramels, and mild fruit. More chocolate and caramel notes in the mouth, along with chalk and a hint of smoke and ash. Meduim to heavy bodied. This is one fantastic porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Pours a dark brown with thin tan head. Nose is a malt bomb! tons of dark malt, toast, some smoke, mild hops. Flavor is full of chocolate malts, roast, toast, some hop bitterness, earth, some alcohol. Nice full mouthfeel. What a porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 Pretty dark pour with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Flavor is of roasted malts and chocolate cafe coffee. The very balanced flavor leads to a potent palate -- initially creamy, which morphs into a lively, more interactive experience. It is very dark -- there is a minute hint of dark fruit against the dark chocolate coffee --, and its merit in being so is its exact balance. Smoky with some subtle hops. Very rich, very "sexy".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours black wit ha brown head. Dark aromas, with roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is full of coffee with strong roasted malts. Slightly over carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2009
I had this on tap at Bar Louie in Novi, MI. Really great stuff. All the proper porter qualities. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate on the nose, which was complimented by the taste. Really rich, and flavorful stout. Cheers!

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