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RATINGS: 1682   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 Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottlethanks dave. Black body and tan head. Really dark chocolate malts and coffee hints. Very tasty. Hope to have again. Porters are gaining popularity with me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle: Deep brown bubbly khaki head. Nutty roasted aroma with some burnt graham cracker and chocolate (reminiscent of s’mores) Slick oily texture- richly malty in the flavor yet easily drinkable. Light licorice notes and chocolate. Rounded and richly malty with nice drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours viscous dark brown, settling with a brown head. Aroma of black coffee, roasts, and dark chocolate. Perhaps some licorice as well. Flavor starts with mild roasts, and dark chocolate, moving towards a firm semi-sweet chocolate with ash in the middle. Finish is dry, with coffee and more roasts. Nice full flavor while maintaining the delicate dry presence of a traditional porter. Sweetens nicely as it warms. Decent, but I prefer Smutty’s Robust Porter, or Fuller’s.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jsh420 (11) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
bottled 3/4/09 pours pitch black with a 1 finger coco brown head. smells of chocolate. tastes of roasted malt and chocolate with a nice hop bite in the finish. mouthfeel is creamy and light when compared to stouts which this beer kicks ass over lots of stouts. this beer is almost a mirror image of breakfast stout without the coffee and is a tad lighter body. when you run out of breakfast stout this is your next best year round option and is half the price. this is in my top 5 of all time porters

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2009
Fantastic. Rich and chocolate. Lots of coffee. My senses get confused. How much does this beer differ from Breakfast Stout? The flavors are close.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4004) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2011 On tap at the Bocktown, very nice place! Looks like a big black stout, creamy head. Beautiful and appetizing creamy fading head. Roasty toasty aroma. Ooooooh, the first taste is overly strong, hey dudes, this is in the impy stout category, not porter! Alky bitterness builds on the palate. Very little carbonation. Taste is a little overboard for a porter, IMHO. Bitter lingering imp stout finsih, in yer face man.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2009
courtesy of frampin Pours deep black, thick golden/mocha head Aroma lost of roasted malts, chocolate with light bitterness. Gained a lot in chocolate aroma as it warmed up Taste, roasted malts, thick mouthfeel, chocolate, medium carbonation, with light coffee / mocha presence Light smoke in the middle. This is one solid porter, leaning on the stout

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2009
Excellent porter. Mocha chocolate aromas and flavors with a little hint of vanilla. Nice mouthfeel. Overall Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutch23mp (270) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2009
12oz bottle pours a deep brown with a wonderful fragrance. Smooth well balanced with hints of coffee and chocolate finishes even better then the start. After writing this I had to raise the overall impression another point.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle from JoeMcPhee. Glad to finally see this for sale again! This must have been one of the most wanted beers on the site before it was rebottled in late 2008. Dry, chalky, bitterish aroma. Dry, flavorful, yammy and vegetal flavor, some celery and zucchini. Some sweetness in the flavor. Balanced and drinkable. Quite nice, a very solid example and very sessionable.


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