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RATINGS: 1902   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 Foundersí robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. Itís a lover, not a fighter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nash7624 (18) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Pour from bottle. Deep black with tan, creamy head that laces very well. Chocolate comes through strong in the aroma with hints of coffee and a trace of smoke. Moderately sweet and bitter. Full body that starts creamy and ends dry with medium finish. Best porter Iíve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
On tap at Trappeze. Pours dark brown with a brown head, lots of lace. Aroma is chocolate and roasty, some nut. Taset is also roasty and sweet, with lots of chocolate, some light hop notes, and lots of malt sweetness. Mouth is creamy and full. Overall, a nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Rating 501 of this brew. Got it in a trade. Beersommelier maybe? MrChopin maybe? Either way, itís yummy. 12 oz bottle. Dark to black with brown persistent head. Heavy lace, ala burlap, and fit ring, like around a latte or mocha. Nose is super sweet with malt. Taste is bonk of sweet that takes a long time to work itself out. Flat and tart in the front moving round as it goes back. Full mouth at the end. Creamy end, with a bite of chocolate leftovers, like the gooey bitterness left over after chocolate milk. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2010
I donít like porters. This is no porter. Black and chocolate, but dry like a porter. Itís more of a really good, dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 Pours dark black with off white head, aroma is full of dark coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is rich with chocolate, smoke, and some floral notes, ending smoky and chocolatey with a nice thick mouthfeel. Excellent porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
another fine founders offering... pours fairly thich and very dark, almost stout-like. thick tan head and heavy, heavy lacing. nose is dark roast and dark chocolate with raisen and vanilla and hints of smoke and coffee. taste is superb, as are most of the founders beers. certainly one of the better porters available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2010
A thick opaque brown brew. Minimal tan head. A grassy chocolate aroma. Rich bitter taste, long lasting, making it seem more stout like as the chocolate sweetness and balance is lost, which I like in a porter. Still, this is a memorable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
The aroma is not as boisterous as I hoped. The roast is the predominant feature, with a little bit of dark chocolate and nuttiness. The initial pour is wonderful. The head waits to set until the entire bottle is emptied. The color is a very dark lovibond 20, lovely dark black-brown. The head that appears is initially nice and level, about an inch thick, and tan. Nice lacing develops as the beer disappears. The taste is rich with lots of very good roasted sugars and coffee. The taste of nuts also appears, but I presume that is only a suggestion. On the palate the body is medium to full. The texture is slick and creamy. The carbonations is soft. The finish is a bit bitter and last for a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3266) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle from a trade from RCL. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of lightly roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasty malts and bittersweet chocolate. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. A well done porter. Thanks Ray.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluegrassburke (28) - Crested Butte, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2010
-Date Tasted : 1-29-10
-Rating : 4
-Brew Date/Batch# : N/A
-Mode/Price : 12oz. bottle
-Source : St. Louis area grocery
-Appearance : black with excellent chocolaty color head, great pour
-Aroma : milk chocolate aroma with fine hops hiding in this brew
-Flavor : everything you want in a porter including nicely balanced chocolate & coffee flavor that isnít too sweet. I really like the hops in this porter.
-Overall : Smooth way above average porter. Great find Iíll be looking for this one again.

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