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RATINGS: 1765   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 Foundersí robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. Itís a lover, not a fighter.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
From bottle, blindtasting #7. Pours pitch black with a diminished white head. Dry roasted malty and smooth chocolate. Quite dense aroma. Smooth. Light sweet malty with a solid hardroasted base. Smooth chocolate and hardroasted malty flavoured into a nice lingering finish with a solid hoppy finish, slight fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mocarmel (48) - Fortville, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Smokey coffee aroma with taste the follows aroma. Nice dark appearance with average lacing. Nice beer that is a good representation of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Just about black in color with a tan head. Aroma is fairly intense for a porter and shows roast, dry chocolate, mild malt sweetness. Very clean, great aroma. Taste has roast, dry chocolate, medium to full bodied with some nice caramel sweetness and a touch of fruit. Some floral hop character as well. Some light lingering roast and a moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Probably one of the best porters Iíve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Pours a black body with a lasting, light brown head. Burnt coffee dominates the flavor. Kind of harsh to be honest, but itís growing on me. Odd windex type flavor at the end (not that I know what windex tastes like). As it warms, it becomes a really enjoyable porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Nice and dark almost black with a tan head. Not too overpowering. Very smooth and tasty. Chocolate aroma. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 31, 2009
On tap. What a great tasting porter. Not too much roast malt-- so not too harsh. Very rich and chocolate in smell and taste. Just an outstanding porter-- especially fresh on tap.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Beautiful beer. I actually marked appearance down slightly, as I felt that it was a bit TOO dark... almost like an imperial stout. But, man, this is one hell of a beer. Aroma is all roasted malt. Excellent on the palate - roasted coffee and chocolate flavors balanced out nicely with just a touch of hops. I say "a touch" of hops, but this one has 45 IBUs! So thereís a whole lotta hops in there, which just speaks to how malty this one is! Great balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2009 12 ounce bottle. Black color lets no light through. Medium head. Aroma and taste were roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Some sweetness up front, but bitter roasted malt after-taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
12oz. bottle, with thank to alexsdad06. Pours a nice dark brown/black with a three finger creamy tan head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is a nice roast, with chocolate, light char, and espresso. Flavor is more of the same, with a "just right" roastiness throughout. A very nice Porter for sure, thanks again Brad.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2009
multiple bottles of 2009 by way of emacgee.

pours viscous and nearly black. no light gets through and there is no color change at the edges. itís capped by a soft creamy purple tinted brown head.

the nose is full of green leafy hops, ash almost like spent charcoal (the real stuff), chocolate, roast, raisins and faint smoke.

the palate is malty and thick... a touch fudgey but in no way sweet. thereís lots of ash and roast present along with flavors of chocolate, scalded vanilla cream, pale molasses and a pleasant lactic sourness throughout. medium full bodied with lots of substance. itís rich, creamy and smooth with the perfect carbonation yet almost parchingly dry and hoppy. i think itís those differences in texture which keep it interesting...

it is missing some depth, complexity and development of flavors but itís really effen good! i think i like how they shied away from the lux nutty, coffee and caramel characters and allowed the harsh bitter and dry stuff to come through! 8/5/8/5/18/4.4


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