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RATINGS: 2040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 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
JohnnyJ (5330) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
This was a very nice porter. Roasted malt, smoke, milk chocolate, roasted coffee, and licorice. Nice silky mouthfeel. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Pours a rich, dark brown with a generous head. Rich, smokey taste gives way to more complex malt flavors. Has a hint of cherry and coffee notes. Finishes well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Also another beer I was shocked I hadn’t yet rated. Pour black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, touch of coffee. Great flavor of chocolate and roasted malt. Solid Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Pure black (the blackest Porter I have ever seen), with very thin tan head and just a touch of lacing. The aroma is chocolate galore, with some licorice, roasted malt and coffee. Very chocolaty and rich. Noticeable licorice and maybe some fruitiness. Somewhat bitter finish, seems to be more from roasted malts than hops. Exceedingly smooth full body, slightly chewy, low carbonation (almost flat). Love the smoothness, but not the flatness. Despite the richness of the beer, it is quite easy to sip. Delectable. The body definitely seems more like a Stout, but I guess the lower levels of roasted barley keeps things in Porter territory. Kind of a hybrid, as if there wasn’t enough confusion between Porters and Stouts already.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured deep brown, almost black with dark tan head. Malt aroma with hints of coffee. Good taste, not overly strong. Pleasant to drink. Good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a deep brown color with a sizable tan to light brown head. The nose gives strong hints of roasted malt, with a nod especially to what seems to be a relatively low lovibond chocolate malt. The palate is distinctly roasted and malty up front, showing dark chocolate notes. The mid-palate shows a nice west coast hop presence. It stops short of having the assertive character of an American stout, but is far more than what would be seen in a standard English robust porter. One thing that could further improve what is a fairly complex palate would be the increased use of mid-range crystal malts. Overall, not life-changing, but nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle - pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and malt. Delicious taste of chocolate malt and roasted coffee along with some nuttiness and a nice creamy mouthfeel. These guys don’t put out a bad beer for sure - PERFECT way to end a Monday... or any day for that matter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2009
bottle, pours black with a medium light brown head. Roasty milk chocolate aroma. Bitter dark malts, bakers chocolate and some hop bitterness mix for an excellent porter with just the right amount of subtle carbonation. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
bottle. Pours thick and black with a light-brown head. Nose is of coffee grounds. Taste is of harsh coffee grounds. Mouthfeel is medium-thin and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
bottle. pours a thick black with a thin tan head. has an aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. has a bitter flavor of dark chocolate. finish is that of coffee and nuts.

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