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RATINGS: 1881   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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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tak_en_Lou (7) - - FEB 25, 2012
Pours an opaque darkest brown almost black. Quickly gone half finger tan head, but think the pour wasn’t exactly spot on. Very little lacing, spotty. Getting dark coffee in the nose and something reminding me of Belgian ales I have not liked in the past. The aroma pretty much ends there...maybe some earthiness but that may be something on my fingers. I’m getting like a sort of nutty earth and rubbery cheap candybar in the taste, super thin in the mouth, little oily, sticks around too long with that peanut butter aftertaste thing going on. And on third/fourth sip I’m getting like a heavy sharp dose of medicinal alcohol and is that a dark fruit creeping in? Not bad, not great, a porter, but not what I’m looking for in a porter. Founders has yet to impress me, the Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale was much on the same level. Meh.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (673) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2015
Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je sladové s jemným nádechem karamelu a čokolády a lehce uzeného. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je téměř neprůsvitná, temné rubínová. Chuť je svěží, jemně čokoládová, doplněná lehkým závanem ovoce, finiš je středně kakaově hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se o velmi vyvedený porter, který hodnotím velmi kladně, nicméně musím říct že i přesto jsem čekal trošku víc.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1504) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel BB 04/09/15 Dense black body holds a thick tan head. Aroma is dark, brooding; blackened nuts & toast, dark chocolate & caramels, some cooked citrus hopiness. Full body, quite rich, very smooth, velvety. Palate packed full of dark chocolate, burnt toffee & roast nuts with undertones of earthy, somewhat citrus hop and licorice. Oh so smooth, oh so good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mauroruellas (235) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2015
Coloraçăo escura,opaca,líquido viscoso,espuma marrom cremosa com boa manutençăo;no aroma malte torrado,chocolate amargo e lúpulo;no sabor torrefaçăo se destaca dando um amargor intenso que se mantem até o final e no retrogosto,carbonataçăo média/baixa,corpo médio,álcool bem inserido. Pela fama esperava algo mais nela,sabor um tanto desequilibrado,pelo amargor esta mais para uma Stout do que uma Porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Oh yea this is good. Charred. Lots of chocolate. This is solid. On tap at founders.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Dark brown with brown head. Medium roasty malt aroma. Chocolate malt flavor with cocoa bitterness. Very nice porter (not thin, not heavy malt, not boozy, classic porter flavor and feel). Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (774) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : almost black, small tan head. Aroma : caramel, nuts, chocolate, wood, cocoa and dried fruits. Palate : full body, soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (892) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de cereal dulce, café, tostados, melaza. Cuerpo medio, con inicio dulce y maltoso, al que sigue un intenso sabor tostado y acafetado que llega hasta el final de amargor equilibrado.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rok1024 (1239) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 6, 2015
Black appearance with light brown head. Roasted chocolate aroma, rich taste with noticeable bitterness, long finish. Very good Porter style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (244) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a massive beige head that dissipates to a thin, creamy film. Aromas are coffee, dark chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla and cream. Finishes with black pepper and nutty tones. Creamy mouthfeel. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (515) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 02/01/2016 Pours hazy dark brown to almost black liquid, medium creamy brown head, Aroma: merveilleux, dark and milk chocolate, ripe prunes, red fruits, light espresso, caramel, indecribably harmonic, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, milk chocolate, caramel, red fruits, harmonic, Palate: medium body, creamy to oily texture, average carbonation, Long bitter roasty finish, Overall: perfect, one of my all time best porters, enjoyed.


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