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RATINGS: 2028   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
12oz bottle from VBM. Pours an opaque black body, kinda like flat cola, with a very thin brown head. Great aroma of milk chocolate, mocha, vanilla with some light smokey notes. Nice roasted coffee and chocolate. Decent sweetness. Medium to thin, slightly tingly mouthfeel. Good porter, just not as great as expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NathanJM (58) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2009
My new benchmark porter. Dark and tasty: coffee, dark chocolate, very rich but not overwhelming. More flavor and more bite than mainstream stouts. A great winter beer for when not feeling up to an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Thick jet black pour with an off white head. Aroma is rich, sweet, coffee, dark chocolate. Really nice overall. Flavor is nice and sweet. Roasted malts and coffee, really nice and creamy and pretty big. Solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle. Poured a jet black with a two finger creamy tan head. Aroma was coffee, roasted malts, sweet malts, and dark chocolate. Flavor was burnt coffee, chocolate. Very rich and great. This is a very robust porter. Give me one of these any day!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2009
great beer I really enjoyed it the mouth feel is perfect creamy though not cloying or syrupy. chocolate light hint of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (1393) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle courtesy of DA from Fever. Thanks! Dark opaque brown pour and a tan head. Definite roast and coffee scents. Not much sweetness here....nice black coffee and dark bitter chocolate flavors. Slightly a little more watery than I would have hoped, but still a sensational beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Thanks Ucusty! Pours very dark brown with no light passing through. It has a minimal disappearing brown head. The aroma is chocolaty and lactic with hints of roasted malt. The flavor is rich with milk chocolate, nuts, very subtle fruitiness, and ends very roasted and bitter. I especially liked the finish. Overall a very good strong porter. Milky and not too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Beautiful dark pour with a creamy brown head. Nose is heavy with dark chocolate and coffee. Nice roast and then a hint of sweet. Smoky, creamy and a nice dollop of dark chocolate on the palate. Smooth with just enough bitter on the finish. This beer and I shall be good friends this winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle; wonderful dark chocolate body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, strongly smokey and roasted, and slightly licorice. Flavor is strongly dominated by roasted barley, toffee sweetness, coffee and chocolate everywhere, slightly caramel, smokey, and the hops are indistiguishable. Palate is fantastic as well: almost creamy, just-right carbonation, not overly intoxicating. A life changing porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle shared by DuffmanSW. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, cinnamon, cooked fruits, and roast. Flavor is Roasty coffee, dust, hints of fruit and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with somewhat low carbonation.

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