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RATINGS: 1656   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 Foundersí robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. Itís a lover, not a fighter.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours dark brown nearly black with dark tan head. Aroma is heavy with roasted malt and coffee with dark chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor is full with roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Nice mouthfeel. Finishes bitter. Nice Porter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Black with big, creamy brown head / Rich roast tobacco nose / Medium body, vinuous, a touch thin but some chewiness, with good balance and finish / Flavors of roast coffee, tobacco, unsweetened chocolate, and plums / Thin body only flaw.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Darker brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is big and roasty with a heavy dose of coffee, dark chocolate, and even wood. Flavor is big on the roast with dark chocolates, dark coffee, and even some vinous fruit. Finishes very nice and has a mild hoppiness at the end. Very nice mouthfeel. For a standard porter, this is nothing short of incredible.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Thanks to my bro for sharing this. Pours a rich black color with thick frothy head that fades quickly leaving a nice amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is of roasted coffee, dark chocolate malts and a bit of anise and dark fruit. Taste is some milk chocolate, cocoa powder, light floral hops and mild coffee. Full bodied and silky smooth, this is a heck of a porter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1676) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 Bottle. Nice deep black body with nice head. Aroma is a nice blend of chocolate and hops. A very hoppy porter but it blended in nice with the chocolate malt. Smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks tjtjresh - Pours a medium consistency dark brown with a malty brown head...aroma is suprisingly hoppy, chocolate, vanilla...flavour is an explosion, smokey on the front, yielding to bitter charred wood and a massive creamy bourbon barrel like finish...never had a porter like this, smooth with very fine carbonation, damn that was good...

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
12 oz bottle generously sent to me by tjthresh. Pour is deep brown, blocks the light. Nice one inch off white head that falls fast. Only small amounts of lacing are left behind. Aroma of milk chocolate, chalky-roasty malt. Some tobacco leafs. Really engaging nose, nice. Taste is lactic milk chocolate and roastiness. Some bright bitter pine hoppiness to the finish. Palate is silky, smooth chalky, dry and nice. Overall this was a nice one, though the pine hops over played the soft roastiness a bit in the taste for me. Thanks for sending this my way, Tom.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1438) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2009
pitch black pour with a finger sized cocoa brown head. Aroma is Toffee, coffee, heavily roasted malt, and a bit of cocoa. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, coffee, cream. Finishes pretty bitter, lots of burnt roastiness and rich creamy sweetness to back it up. This has perfect carbonation for that sweet/bitter thing it has going on. Iím pretty torn on this one. I canít see why it is rated at a 4, yet I have it at a 3.9 and feel my score isnít bloated. Odd.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 Pours a pitch black with some bits of off-white particulate and a thin mocha head that fades quickly. Aroma is chocolate milk, chocolate brownies, coffee, fudge, and light roasts. Mouthfeel is very creamy and silky, with a slight bitterness on the finish. Taste is chocolate brownies, coffee, medium roasts, with a tinge of bitterness. Well done!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2009
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Pours black small tan head that disapates rather quickly but lacing goes on till end,aromas of chocolate malts and coffee taste is full of sweet chocoltes malts and hops on of the best porters that Iíve had to date smooth and creamy just great, rated by style of brew just what a porter should be un like the leader in this catagory which should be in a different style of imperial/strong porter IMO


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