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RATINGS: 1666   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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.


Murrow's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottled. Pours black with very nice light brown head. Nice combo of tart fruit and roasted malt on the nose. Strong chocolate and coffee flavor opens into a bit of fruitiness, with a smoky, malt finish. Rich mouthfeel, medium to full-bodied. Nice kick of alcohol throughout, especially in the finish. Nicely balanced, tasty porter.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rockana (212) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours dark brown with big brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee. Chocolate taste followed by some coffee bitterness. Creamy. Lovely. Great porter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (603) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle 0,35L. Murky black colour with big, creamy, light brown head, that sits down in 2 minutes. Aroma of dark chocolate and caramel. Taste starts medium bitter, followed by black coffee and dark chocolate, become slightly sweet and turns back to medium bitter finish. Medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation, but somehow still smooth with velvetly mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglebones (19) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, dark tan head. Wonderful aroma of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt. Medium-thick, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is sweet with chocolate and coffee notes, with just enough hoppy bitterness to round out the taste. What a great porter!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3134) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from a Archive Beer Boutique August 2013. Charcoal black colour with a swirling tan head. Thin body but packed full of flavour that fills the mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (179) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Vähän tunkkainen kiireessä juotu Porter. Ihan hyvä, väärä ympäristö. Eliittivalmistelut.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawbuck (301) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Aroma of chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Nice ebony color. Nice bitter chocolate sweetness up front. Dry finish with a smokey bitterness that balances out sweetness nicely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (208) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 An impressive porter, very dark and opaque with faint red highlights, thick enough to resist a LED light, yet pours with not much of a tan head. Smells distinctive with an espresso coffee aroma and some dark fruit. Taste is enjoyable, heavily roasted malt with dark chocolate and coffee bitter accents. Very flavorful and also very smooth, not thin at all but still manages to be slightly watery. Some hoppiness but the bitterness primarily comes from the burnt chocolate malt. I found this at $8-9 a six-pack, a great classic porter for that price. Recommended overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swillguzzler99 (118) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2014
16 oz draft. Opaque brown. Minimal head. Faint chocolately nose. Taste is chocolate/toffee. Lingering aftertaste. Decent beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tschof (57) - - JUL 18, 2014
Awesome porter. Smooth, chocolatety, tan head, nice balanced hippy flavor. I thoroughly enjoy these in the fall and winter. Nothing better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
pours quite dark verging on black without a very large head, even with a vigorous pour. Smells richly of roasted and toasted malts with a bit of coffee and espresso. Tastes smokey with roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some hops are present to give some bittering. Thick full bodied beer. Smooth but with a little bit of grittiness.Tastes a bit watery too. A good beer.


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