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RATINGS: 1792   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 Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Finally a beer that lives up to its hype, and possibly the best porter i’ve had. Dark brown pour with chestnut colored head and spotty lace. Roasty aroma. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth-feel. Complex robust flavor; heavy roast (almost smokey), and coffee upfront. Finish is: hops, and chocolate milk (late)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Wow this is a great beer probably my second favorite porter next to the Olfabrikken. Its all here the smoothness ,chocolate,malt balance. This is a great beer and I highly recommend picking it up if you get the chance. I had this on draft at the pud in Grand Rapids and was not too impressed but picked up a 6 pack over New Years and was a totally different experience. Creamy and chocolate about reminds me of a good stout but not as over the top.I must admit this is right up at the top and just about half a notch below an Olfabrikken. HIGHLY RECOMMEND..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5431) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, wet roasted grains, smoke, and dark fruits. Taste of roast, dried fruits, smoke, char, cocoa, and a sweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3408) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a hazy tan head. Nose is coffee, smoke, peanuts and prunes. Tingly medium body, a bit chalky. Taste is dark roast, mocha and anise. Hints of figs and grapefruit. Dry, cocoa powder finish. Assertive, balanced and drinkable. Very good, nice seeing this finally back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4169) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Finally got this around here. Pours ink black with a one finger chestnut brown head. Glory. Nose is very rich and intense, roast and coffee come upfront, popcorn, chocolate, . The flavor is roasty, nice balancing bitterness. Good lord this has to be the most balanced porter of all time. Fantastic bakers chocolate/coffee bitterness along with a nice hop bitterness. Fruityness comes through with a little warmth. Very smooth on the palate with the perfect bitterness. Special this porter is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. 6.5%. Glad this is now distributed again and in NC no less. This is what this style is all about. Big, rich, malts, lots of roast, a bit of coffee, and a hefty amount of bitter cocoa. Very drinkable, yet decadent, and silky smooth porter. I was prepared to be a bit let down by this, but it lived up to the hype. Wow. Im blown away. A great way to start new years eve ’08.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3555) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Very dark pour with a tan pour. Roasty, chocolate nose. A subtle roastiness in the flavor, with lots of chocolate and a bit of coffee, some anise. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. This is more chocolatey than most chocolate beers. Absolutely awesome, better than any porter I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 The abv said 6.5% on the bottle I had. Nearly black pour with a dark cream almost brown head. Much darker head than the usual porter. Roasty chocolate/caramel nose. Roasted peaty flavor of the standard porter, with much more chocolate and a slight hint of coffee. Creamy carbonation, a solid medium body and rather drinkable. An excellent porter for sure. Not sure why they don’t distribute this one more widely.

   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 (1176) - 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.

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