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RATINGS: 1911   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11411) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle @ home. Deep dark brown color, opague. Roast, chocolate and licorice in both aroma and flavor. Velvety mouthfeel. Medium bodied. malty. Grassy and citric hops. Very well balanced. This is an excellent porter, highly drinkable yet very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Probably one of the best if not the best porter you can buy. Great roasted aromas and the flavor is spectacular. Silky smooth and nice coffee flavors from the roasted malts. Just the right body that supports the flavor profile. Nice subtly bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmcginni (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2010
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods Nora. Pours a thickish black with a thin khaki head. Aroma is fantastic-semi sweet chocolate, light roast, dark cherry, bit of soury twang. Taste gets roast up front, followed by a great twangy malt sweetness. Perfect mouthfeel. Not super thick, but a good amount to chew on-more than most porters. Spot on bitterness with no standout hop flavor/aroma Extremely well balanced, restrained, but full flavored brew. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2010
dark brown pour with almost ruby highlights and a tan head. aroma is strong roast malt, coffee, bakers chocolate. Hint of leather. flavour is more of the same nice roasted maltiness. coffee and bitter chocloate. Some tobacco tones in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4867) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle.Pitch black colour with creamy beige head.Aroma is creamy and rosted with taste of chocolate and coffee,nice well balanced and smooth good full body and rosted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pour is utterly, completely black with a big, initially fizzy, settling, frothy, beige head. Mildly sweet aroma, some roasted malts, light chocolate, a hint of fruity hops. Low carbonation, lovely creamy and dry mouthfeel - impressive for the ABV. Flavour is elegant, lots of roasted malts, good malty dry- and bitterness balanced well by good sweet chocolate and well-used fruity hops. Light vinious even for its low ABV - perhaps that’s because there is so much malty taste to it? Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2010
One of my favorite porters, hands down. Wonderfully balanced between chocolate and coffee, with a great head as well that provides that beautiful foam you’ve come to love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6517) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle @ Kungfu Necktie. Pours a pitch black. Delicious roast and chocolate in the aroma and flavor. The mouthfeel is smooth and well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2010
from erzbierschof.ch - dark black coloured with a little dark beige foam left; nice lacework; a solid roasted nose with notes of licorice, vanilla, coffee and pine needles; a good malt body, very tasty, some sweetness and a decent bitterness; long roasted aftertaste of chocolate, nut and licorice - beautiful

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Lovely beer. Pitch black, tan head. Very roasted nose and the flavor follows suit--espresso, dark chocolate, caramel. A slightly sweet finish. Soft carbonation. Excellent.

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