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RATINGS: 1704   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 Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slight coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, hops, slight oreo cookie, light vanilla, slight coffee, and a hint of sugar. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate and roasted malt finish. A really nice Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1125) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2008
12 oz bottle, marked at 6.5% ABV. Pours nearly opaque brown with a tan head. Aroma is very rich dark chocolate and coffee, cream, a hint of anise. Flavor is rich roasted coffee with some dark chocolate, cream, and smoke. A very robustly flavored porter, great to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 24, 2008
12oz Bottle. Aroma dusts my nose with the ash of Canadian hearth, brisk with black spruce bark and granite. Pours in dark charred, heart of wood - a deep black-brown, feathered with a tuft of chicory-tinted mousse. Flavor develops a dynamic sensation of historic renditions. A really rich, dense smoky char, nearly burnt, but holding a toasted caramel edge to a blade of roast. Light sea mist spritzes salts into my sinuses and the long dash of oak rustles up a memory of campfires and horse rides. The body is delicate, dry and nimble, carrying flavors as though a fast Nordic wind blowing down my back. Bright, flavorful and characteristic. This is a fantastic porter, graced with dapples of hop sugars and gums in the finish across a glow of November morning dawning on the Great Lakes. Robust, bristling with flavor and delicious. Thanks Sean!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours a pitch black cola with a medium light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee beans, and chocolate. Taste of fine roasted malts, chocolate, coffee beans with a touch of smokiness to it. Excellent !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing it! Pours a deep black with a thin light brown head that fades to a ring. Rich sharp burnt, toasted malt aroma, with a lot of chocolate and coffee, dark fruits, and bread. Huge taste, of burnt toasted malt, chocolate, cocoa powder, and bread. Lingering sharp chocolate toast. Huge and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2008
99th rating of this highly desired porter. I’ve been wanting to try this since I first came upon the high quality beer that Founders consistently makes. Growler via trade with Organized chaos on the beer spot. thank you good sir. Poured into my livery pint glass, black with a puffy brown head. Nose is damn good, tons and tons of rich roasty malts, a touch of chocolate and smoke and maybe a bit of coffee. Taste is sweet with chocolate and big roasty malts. This is a fantastic porter, as good as I expected it to be. Smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable. Great!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
5.24.08 tap at Andy’s. A very suprising find. Delicious porter. I was quite impressed having never heard of (at least I don’t think) of this brewery or beer. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Poured like molasses from the tap with a trim head of tan foam. Mildly bitter with hops, coffee, and cocoa. Very direct and successful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2008
on tap at Founders brewpub. pours black with off white head. nose is roasty, chocolately. flavor is roasty, milk chocolate, dry finish with a nice piney hop character. nice grassy and pine hop finish. really tasty porter, why don’t they still bottle this?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
In short: Typical but above average Porter. Good beer.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body with a little beige ring of foam
In long: Lots of dark malts, light-medium roastiness level, A few figs dipped in a black chocolate. Those dudes at Founders really know how to pack a whole lot of malts in a beer. Nicely hopped too. Nothing new but this was a damn fine porter. Sometimes you don’t need to re-invent the wheel to get impressive results, you just need to put big shinny 15” mags on them.

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