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RATINGS: 1720   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (558) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Huge thick porter, dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has roasted fruirs and barley. Taste is thick with coffee and roasted fruits. It has smokiness and a little bitterness. Great finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJack (41) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
In virtually no sense of the word is this ale a "porter", but to my mind clearly a "stout". The smoky bitter flavors of roasted barley dominate this beer and it lacks the malt-sweetness that would characterize a porter. I would have rated this slightly higher as a stout, but the unbalanced roasted bitterness in the flavor is what holds this back for me. ---Rated whilst imbibing

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Such a good beer. Where to begin.......pours a beautiful bold black with a tan head that quickly dissipates into the darkness..... Aroma notes of coffee and chocolate with a very subtle earthy roast to it. The taste is big on the toasted malt with a nice bittersweet twist to it. The taste on this one is very complex and subtle- best to be enjoyed whilst sipping slowly. In the mouth it feels creamy with a low-med co2 level. This is a great accompaniment to rich deserts or as a stand alone after dinner drink. A classic Porter in my opinion. So good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cptstuy (1) - - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
47574xeCD (70) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at the Merchants Inn Rugby 03/10/14. Recommended by Theydon Bois and didn’t fail to live up to the rating! Tiny beige head, black porter, chocolate notes, very very nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in snifter glass. A: Pours a deep brown color forming a small beige to brown head. Low retention and only few small spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains for long time on the top S: Chocolate, roasted malts and oak. Quite biscuity, it reminds Oreo biscuits. Some earthy yeasts and some notes of flowery hops T: Slight sweet upfront. Strong notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, brown sugar and wood. Reminds Oreo biscuits in taste too :). Nice roast bitterness in the end. Nice bittersweet balance M: Medium, creamy and very smooth body. Medium carbonation. Biscuity and roasted aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Perfect Porter. My 8th Founders. Always excellent quality beer [ BA Review @ 1/2/2014 ]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Appearance: black, massive, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: toasted malts, chocolate coming up, dry. Overall: very nice Porter, excellently balanced. Bottle at Top Hops, Manhattan.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie likes its she gives a 4. V. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (854) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
355 ml bottle. Black, with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet chocolate and coffee. The flavour is roasted malty, with cocoa and coffee, notes of liquorice. Very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
luisfelizola (46) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 9, 2014
Cor escura com pouca espuma marrom clara e pouca persistência. Aroma de chocolate, café torrado. Boa acidez e carbonatação. Amargor correto. Corpo médio mais.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrJekyllMrEric (18) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
watery and weak, light beer feel, feels like a ’diet stout’ instead of a porter. Very empty and tasteless. I very much like the majority of products that founders puts out however this one just does not hit the mark with me.


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