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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 Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Beautiful dark pour with a creamy brown head. Nose is heavy with dark chocolate and coffee. Nice roast and then a hint of sweet. Smoky, creamy and a nice dollop of dark chocolate on the palate. Smooth with just enough bitter on the finish. This beer and I shall be good friends this winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle; wonderful dark chocolate body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, strongly smokey and roasted, and slightly licorice. Flavor is strongly dominated by roasted barley, toffee sweetness, coffee and chocolate everywhere, slightly caramel, smokey, and the hops are indistiguishable. Palate is fantastic as well: almost creamy, just-right carbonation, not overly intoxicating. A life changing porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle shared by DuffmanSW. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, cinnamon, cooked fruits, and roast. Flavor is Roasty coffee, dust, hints of fruit and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with somewhat low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Pours a beautiful dark black with a nice layer of foamy tan head that lasts. Aroma is really really roasty with a tad bit of caramel chocolate sweetness. Flavor is very bitter and roasty, a lot like a good cup of double shot expresso late with a nice dollop of vanilla. Overall, very very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaby (81) - , Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Small tan head, dark chocolate color with a hint of ruby. Roasted, chocolate, coffee flavor. Palate was surprisingly light, like a cola. Interesting and good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle shared by largadeer on BA. Pours black with a nice foamy tan head that lasts. Lots of chocolate as well as coffee and roast on the aroma. Flavor is rich milk chocolate along with roasted malt, coffee, and a little vanilla. Balanced, very flavorful, and awesome. Smooth, creamy palate with medium body. Drinkability pretty high. This beer rocks and Founders has really impressed me overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2009
12oz bottle: Deep black pour with a tan head. As most porters do for me it looks sexy. The aroma is complex and I seem to get a little more with each whiff. Coffee starts things off, with brownies and sweet chocolate cutting through the deep roast of the brew. Taste is a mix of the same, but with an extra touch of nuts and vanilla and less of the brownies. Very creamy and full on the tongue. A very nice Porter if you are look for that style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2009
12 oz bottle. Love Founders, Love porters, ought to love this. Pours a nearly opaque black with a half finger high brown head that goes down slowly. Smells of delicious chocolate, hints of roasted coffee, some malt, and maybe a dash of hops. Truly a powerful and great smell. The taste is of malt, light smooth chocolate, the coffee kinda disappears, and the hops taste a little funky. I wish the hops weren’t there and the coffee smell came back. Goes down pretty well, but only medium-bodied. Still a very very good porter, but I would strongly recommend Ølfabrikken Porter instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3006) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle - Pours black with tan head that goes away quickly. Smells of light coffee, milk, and cinammon. Tastes of light roast with a sour and milky finish. Aftertaste is coffee grounds in a good way. Feels like it looks -- creamy, medium/full-bodied, and smooth. Nice porter, but expected a little more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2009
A simply marvelous roasted aroma,displaying all thats wonderful about roasted barley,all that distinct hot chocolate and coffee bean texture,a delight to just smell and enjoy. Bold aggressive chocolate brownie with a slurp of coffee in your mouth flavor,satisfying bitterness in the finish. Seems like it wants to go slightly sweet ,but doesn’t get thereOne of the best porters I’ve ever tasted. I don’t see much room for improvement. A near masterpiece

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