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RATINGS: 1746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2009
This porter is highly rated on this site but Iíve tasted far better porters. This ale is too roasted, too bitter, too metallic. The overly roasted malts dont allow for the smoothness or sweetness of superior porters like Samual Smithís Taddy Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Extremely drinkable, dark brown verging on black pour with minimal off white frothy head. Aroma of robust coffee, dark chocolates, and heavier malts. Goes down very smooth, and at 6.5 alc I think Iíll have another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
tle from the brewer 3 months ago. Pours jet black with lots of brown foam in head, that leaves a spider lace trail. Aroma of roasted malts, and a hint of mollasses. As we drink through the pint, chocolate malts are noticed in aroma as well as taste. Carbonation is right there, and refreshing. Anise and chocolate in residual.Great porter.Average mouthfeel, smooth drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
From a bottle poured dark brown with almost no head. Nice sweet toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17215) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2009
Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk (934) - 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.

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