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RATINGS: 1820   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
86Moose (62) - - JUL 21, 2013
It doesn’t get any better than this. What else can I say that hasn’t already been said by others. An excellent offering by Founders. With a sweet, chocolate-caramel flavor, quite possibly the best porter anywhete.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (40) - - FEB 27, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black, thin light brown head faded quickly. Aroma of cocoa and burnt coffee. More bitter than I expected from a porter but I like it. This was a bit thinner than expected but it was very smooth, carbonation was spot on, and mildly bitter ending. Another terrific beer from Founders. The label caught my eye too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (18) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Another well crafted beer from Founders. Very enjoyable porter with a spot on flavor profile offering both sweet and bitter that are both allowed to have their time in the spot light. My only criticism is that I wanted a little more in the mouth feel, felt a little thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (60) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours jet black with a stingy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. Taste is chocolate, woody, slightly bitter. Well balanced. Quality stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1117) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Mmm, deliciously complex porter! Pours black w/ a big mocha head that leaves lacing. The aroma is full of chocolate & roastiness. The taste is quite similar as it hits w/ tasty chocolate sweet notes only to finish w/ a big bitter & coffee like finish. Another great beer from the best!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KL (57) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
Chocolate,malt and coffey. Well balanced. Room for improvement in complexity. Very good porter though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Oil black pour. Nice lacing. Aroma dark roast chocolate coffee. Taste easy drinking velvet smooth. Bitter dark chocolate in the finish. Some smoke this would be anyone else’s stout. Interesting brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bersek (63) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Nejsem pivni znalec. Chci jen zkusit co nejvic. Kazdy at ochutna a zjisti sam. Sto lidi sto chuti.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popkow (292) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Thin tan head on top of brown turning black body. Aroma a smidge alcoholic and a bit like wood lacquer. Super smooth palate with chocolate, malt, and coffee notes. Nice finish with sweetness ending at satisfaction.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (461) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2015
ポーター 香ばしい香り& 美味しいポー&

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brandon1989 (384) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
The beer pours a dark black with a thick tan head that left good lacing around the glass. The aroma is very sweet chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. The taste is somewhat bitter dark chocolate, roasted nuttiness, toffee, caramel, some woodiness, and some hops in there as well to round out the beer. The mouthfeel is rather thick and silky. The drinkability is super high with this beer even at 6.5%. This truly is a world class porter that I highly recommend.


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