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RATINGS: 2042   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 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
pours nearly pitch black with little light showing through the sides of the glass. smallish beige head. aroma is toasted dark malts and chocolate. about as perfect as a porter can get without going crazy. deep dark chocolate and roasted malts show through well on the tongue. great lasting taste and semi dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnurda (1235) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottled sample. Unreal beer. Chocolate malt flavour. Great carbonation. Would like to get my hands on more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (1877) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Creamy dark chocolate. There are roast and coffee flavors, particularly in the finish, but this is a chocolatey treat. One of my favorite porters and an all-round fantastic beer. Itís lush and thick on the plate for the abv. Smell isnít terribly strong, but the taste comes through big. Perfect malt sweetness for the beer. This is a real treat and probably my favorite dark beer from Founders, so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (4637) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Poured from a bottle. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, bitter black coffee, and slightly bitter influence of hops. Thick mouthfeel. Wonderful Porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Poured dark smelled weak tasted licorice chocolate great porter but not my favorite from founders friend brought from ny

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2011
I would have to agree that this is one of the nicest porters i have ever had. Very well balanced with not too much chocolate and no smoke or nonsense, just a fantastic porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mansquito (5041) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Whole Foods Market, DC sixer ($11): Pours a near black color with a tan head that leaves a smattering of lace. Aroma is of chocolate, milk, milk chocolate, a little bit of creamy diner coffee, roasted malts, sex, a tiny bit of liqueur, and some other things that I like. This beer feels creamy and smooth... really. The chocolate flavors in this are done to a level of perfection. Coffee is very mild mild and takes second whistle to the chocolate. Oh, and there are hops, but they are ever so well-balanced with the rest. In the right conditions, there will be a slight booze note, but will merely serve to accentuate the flavors. Dank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Near black, with a dark tan, one-finger head. Not much lacing. Smells of sweet, mellow chocolate, mellowed still by some caramel. But mostly chocolate. Beautiful. Taste is very chocolatey as well but itís a milk chocolate. Very mellow. Full bodied. Dried by some caramel. Bit of coffee roast to bitter it up. Nicely blended. The taste just keeps developing after each sip. It encourages you to take time between sips to soak up all the layers. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24589) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Bottled@The 2nd ES/CS Beer Tasting. (thanks J.S.!). Quite much black colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is ashes, liquorice, some mild roasted malts as well as mild notes of tobacco. Flavour is ashes, roasted mats, some chocolate and coffee along with mild liquorice and quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdKing (2343) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
Pours black with a chocolate brown thin head, which completely dissipates. Nose is lovely syrupy dark chocolate. Some mineral notes in there as well. Taste is silky chocolate, black coffee, some mineral notes to balance the sweetness, which is on the bitter side of sweet. Also some subtle flavours like tobacco. Brilliant stuff. Could drink this anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

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