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RATINGS: 1682   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bluegoosed (36) - - JUL 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Tremendous porter on draft. Nice deep/dark flavors of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Really smooth and easy drinking. One of the better porters that I’ve had. Great by the bottle but even better on draft.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours jet black like motor oil with tan head. Cocoa and mocha aromas. Poured into turonis pint glass. Chocolate y taste. Not much carbonation. Velvety finish. A gem of a porter. Founders delivers again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (566) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2014
Poors jet black oily and slightly thick, thin tan head that seems to disappear and cling to the edges of the glass. Syrupy, chocolate and smooth. Very low carbonation was a suprise with this one. Was like a black chocolate milk shake with hints of beer. Great wee desert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jjsint (725) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle from Beautiful Beers (online). Dark, dark brown with a slight purplish hue. Small tan head. Scent of dark chocolate, coffee, Marmite. The taste is ambrosial: a bittersweet chocolate overload with the slightest sour tinge. A surprising bitter hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, with the perfect amount of carbonation on the lips and gums. Warming, and tastes a lot stronger than it is. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1164) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Mørk/svart farve med beskjedent skum. Lukt av røstet malt, sjokolade, karamell, lakris og vanilje. Smak av røstet malt, sjokolade, kaffe og karamell. Melkebaren 20140702.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (571) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle Smooth velvety black pour with a small finger of chocolate coloured head, looks like a thick imperial stout. Aroma is, lots of roast, chocolate, coffee, some nuttiness, and a bit of anise. Taste is, smooth roast up front, followed by some chocolate, coffee, velvety mouth feel, with a mild bitter finish, and a coffee roast aftertaste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bergthor (1) - ICELAND - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
Excellent beer. Probably the best you can buy at ATVR. Pure pleasure and then some ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1289) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
Duft av bek, kaffe og lakris. Dyp mørk farge, nesten svart. Lite skum, ring langs kant. God smak av kaffe, noe sjokolade og vanilje.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Draft and bottle. For a porter strong from a style point of view. Pours and looks great in the glass. Smells of chocolate, malt and biscuit. Not bitter at all and has a sweetness. I love this summer or winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teemoney (46) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Poured from bottle into can-shaoed Pabst glass because I like being silly. Pours dark brown with thin tan/ brown head. Scent is not that strong to me, maybe I’m doing something wrong. Taste is heavy on the chocolate in the front then residually bitter and still roasty in the back. Excellent, delicious beer for a "regular" bottle.

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