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RATINGS: 1883   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Black hole pour with medium head of deep tan, frothy head. Aroma is strong with roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is on par with aroma plus 90% cocoa chocolate swirling around in the midst. Potent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(bottle) black with no head. Aroma of coffee, roatsted malt. Flavor is sweet, coffee, slightly sweet malt, raisins

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours motoroil black with about the same viscosity. Small creamy light brown head. Flavor is lots of coffee and dark chocolate. This beer is pretty close to a meal in liquid form.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDover (216) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Pours a viscous black, not much foam. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, maybe a hint of licorice. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a nice roasty coffee flavor, lots of dark chocolate. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (725) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Pours a thick, almost oily black with little to no head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted nuts. Complex blend of flavors with a smooth finish. An excellent beer all around.,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Black with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, coffee and chocolate notes. Flavour was sweet with chocolate and burned malt. Finished sweet. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strongpieman (1589) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Another excellent beer from Founders. Great Porter with strong hops, rich, and smooth. Not too heavy, but what you expect from a proper porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericcassidy (38) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Thick, rich, bitter, sweet, dark. A meal in the making. This one deserves further research.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pour is quite black with a frothy tan head that recedes slowly. Aroma is loaded with roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, and cream. Quite a surprising roast component considering the style- the nose skirts the line with a sweet stout. Flavor is a malt heavy torrent of roasted barley, lactic sugar, bakers chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and molasses. Mouthfeel is thick, rich, creamy, and with pillowy effervescence and a roast-dry chalky finish. The complexity is such that the flavors that are present in the most excellent proportions, Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pour is black and oily with a small tan head. ARoma is nicely roasted coffee with some chalky creaminess. Some light hints of anise, chocolate and some doughiness. Mouthfeel is silky and creamy, Flavor is immediately roasty with coffee bean, bakers chocolate, bitter notes as well. Wonderfully flavorful and top notch mouthfeel.

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