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RATINGS: 1722   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12 oz bottle to glass. Pretty flavorful & complex for a porter. Chocolate, mild coffee, some slight bitterness. I think the tag-line is dead on! One of my new favorite porters- just wish we could get it in AZ!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akoeninger (457) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2014
This is one of my favorite porters. Dark and inviting with rich aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Subtle hint of smoke. The taste is lightly floral hops up front and all kinds of bitter-sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Medium full body. Velvety smooth. So good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (257) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Founder’s Porter pours black with thick creamy tan brown head that lasts a long while. The aroma is chocolate, caramel and milk. The flavor is a touch of floral hops up front with rich chocolate, caramel and milk. Overall this is a very nice brew.

   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

   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.

   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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   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (871) - 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 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1365) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie likes its she gives a 4. V. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

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