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RATINGS: 1942   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nsanders (838) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Near black with a light brown head. Malty, chocolate aromas. The flavors were very even, bitterness lighter than expected. No unexpected aftertaste, stays the same throughout. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Somehow I had missed this one up to now but now I have tried it both on tap and in bottle. Both are similar which is good because this is a great beer. Dark almost black. Roasted malts in both aroma and taste. Balanced with a bit of hops and sweetness. Full flavored but not a thick mouthful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 First rating
Bottled at Haket, Göteborg, on November 11, 2010
Thanks to a friend for the taste
Black color, dark brown head. Fruity, un-ripe red berries scent, also cinnamon. Fruity, malty, coffee taste. Roasted and chocolate aftertaste, also grainy. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

Bottle thanks to (non-ratebeer) Matt/Nekrobarr! Sampled on December 2, 2012.
Black color, big tan head. Sweet, malty, coffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Coffee aftertaste. Sweet, roasted scent.

355 ml bottle from Systembolaget in Mölndal, sampled on August 4, 2014.
Very dark brown to black color, smallish brown head, some lacing left on the glass. Sweet, malty, chocolate, cocoa, roasted, some berries scent. Sweet, chocolate, grainy taste. Grainy, roasted, dry aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, dry grainy medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2648) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a firm brown head. Rather sweet chocolate aroma. Taste of chocolate, coffe and rosted (slightly burnt) malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Black pour with a beige head. Good earthy nose. Plenty of chocolate and caramel to keep you occupied. Chocolate, roasted malts and coffee flavours with a slightly nutty taste. Classic porter flavours. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark black with a thin creamy head. Aroma of licorice; flavor of licorice, chocolate, hints of coffee, and a noticeable hop bitterness. A damn near perfect beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of manny57. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a medium l tan head that soon recedes leaving some minor lacing. The aroma is rich with chocolate, dark roasted malts and earth. The flavor is similar with multi-layered chocolates, black walnuts, and earthy hops. The palate is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long and dry. Overall: A very tasty brew, but its a crime to put it in such a small bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of light roasted malts and some chocolate. Taste is dry, roasted malts, with some coffe and chocolate. Ends with a good hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
On tap at local option : pour is a very dark brown with nice tan head. Nice retention and lacing here- light roast character in the aroma- mouthfeel is somewhere in the middle as expected. This beer is creamy and robust - fantastic marriage of chocolate malts and hops here. Best porter I’ve sampled thus far

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2010
Soft but rich porter. Aroma of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Slightly dry finish.

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