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RATINGS: 2078   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2533) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
355 mL bottle. Smells lovely; all roast and chocolate, with a sweetness that is just right. The flavour borders on a stout, without creating any doubt that this is a porter. Roast, mocha, no metallic tang. The body is full and creamy. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Dark brown color/ tan head. Rich milk chocolate, medium roast coffee aromas. Medium bodied. Lightly sweet milk chocolate flavors with espresso, mildly astringent burnt malts--good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2011
bottle@Delirium Hoppy Loft: pitch-black with a huge mocha head, smells very strongly of bitter chocolate, in the background some chocolate malts & coffee, tastes like mocha ice-cream, chocolate, sweet with slightly roasted, creamy malts, hint of wood in the finish, I am not getting the prickly bitter hops that follow in the finish, wonder how it would have been without them, slightly sticky

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pkpsu8 (1) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2011 does not count
This porter is excellent, smooth, silky, and beautifully aromatic. Besides pictured rocks this is my favorite thing from/in Michigan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
1. Look – This is a dark black porter with frothy brown head. 2. Sniff – There is a big coffee aroma and chocolate notes as well. 3. Sip – This porter is full of flavor and has a consistent bitterness from start to finish. Its full bodied flavor and long lasting coffee taste definitely help this beer stand out. 4. Another Look – A very long lasting big head. The beer looks very mouthwatering. 5. Evaluate – Overall, this is a tasty porter that is well balanced. I really enjoy this beer. I love the sweet taste and the slightly bitter aftertaste. I would recommend to my family and friends especially around the holidays.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Beautiful pour, solid color with good initial aroma. Very even and almost milky mouthfeel that goes down deliciously smooth. One of my favorite porters and one of the best founders offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Poured from a bottle. Very dark, lots of head. Roasted malts on the nose. Roast and chocolate tasting. Excellent beer, great value.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
pours black with a thin beige head and lots of lacing. aroma is bitter chocolate, with some wood. carbonation is light, body is medium full. taste is dark malt, bitter chocolate and some hops but only at the very end. finish is quite bitter for a porter. a very fine beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Short 12oz bottle. (Bottled on 04/28/11, 10:19.) Aroma of chocolate oozing from the glass. Black color, nice legs, medium brown colored head. Sweet nose of toasted malts, burnt sugars, and a touch of lactobacilus. Loads of chocolate, some coffee, molasses sugar, and mild wooded hops. Thick flavor of burnt grain, sooo much roasted flavors it gives an espresso character. Light fruit. The combination of burnt coffee and the hops have a bitterness that mellows out any sugar flavor that may still be there. This beer is excellence, a masterpiece of a Porter. So good it could possibly pass as a Milk Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10362) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2011
355 ml bottle. From bierkompass.de.
Black colour with tiny tan had. Caramel, toffee malt with chocolate. mild coffee and lots of sweetness in aroma. Flavour is smokey dry hops, sweetish malt, dry malt and lots of dryness in aroma. Some tobacco in dry flavour.

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