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RATINGS: 1764   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
bottle pored into a pint glass a: deep brown color, slight ruby edges. Off white 1/2" head with nice retention s: roasted malt, slight semi-sweet chocolate t: rich complex flavor of roasted malt, caramelized malt, and chocolate malt. slight bitterness to keep it all balanced. excellent m&d: slightly creamy mouth, does finish slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1528) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Totally dark with a small, olive brown head and decent lacing. Rich aroma brings together roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel and dark fruit. Woodsy flavor with hints of caramel, coffee, tobacco and black licorice. Semi-sweet chocolate shines in the aftertaste. Full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (29) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 21, 2014
Dark dark. No transparency at all. Full and rich aroma. Grand Rapids masters composed this porter anthem. Divine!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
A little stronger than I’d expected. I don’t know why I’d felt this way. I think I’ll try it again sometime

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1439) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska @ Hamnmästaren. Rostade, chocklad toner i aromen, lite chocklad i smaken. Balanserad smak. Lätt drucken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (340) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska på hamnmästaren - mörk ser kraftfull ut. Malt och brända toner i doften. Silkeslen i munnen brända toner i smaken och chokladpudding. Stor kropp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
The old-timey photo designs on Founders’ bottles have always frightened me, but the stately lady in black is a perfect match for this brew. This porter pours like ink and is nearly opaque when held up to light. Head is chocolate brown. Roasted malt, cocoa, and soy sauce in the aroma. Taste is roasted and bittersweet. There are subtle notes of umami and dark chocolate. An American style hop finish cuts through the richness and adds a little spice to the otherwise exceptionally smooth body. In short, this is an extremely classy porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtu71 (116) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Tap. Minimal/no head. Deep brownish black. Black cyrup and dark malts on aroma. bitter and malty, dark chocolate. Medium bodied, dryish and oily palate. Balanced. Very good though.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, coffee, dark chocolate, fruity notes, hint of soy sauce. Sweet fruity taste, roasted malt, licorice, coffee, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Black beer with a strong light brown coloured head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is well roasted and bitter with a degree of maltiness. Overall a nice porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 0.355l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark color with small white head.Taste and aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee,leather, maybe some tobacco. Great Porter.

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