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RATINGS: 2042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOne (305) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours dark chocolate brown with medium, expresso-foam colored head that recedes gradually to light lacing on glass and surface. Toasty aromas. The effect is that this is a beer of substance, stature. Deep roasted notes, a coffee-like, dry bitterness, a hint of sour, with caramelized grains. It’s chewy, like a black bread, leaving the tonque with lingering entertainment. It can be sipped and savored. Though it’s substantial, it’s not heavy. Founder’s does it again. (I had this years ago, but had not rated it - my bother declared this to be his daily afterwork reward, so I had to resample.)


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portwood (95) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: vanilla, sweet chocolate, hint of smoke & hops. Taste: coffee, caramel, silky smooth, low carbonation. Finish: burnt toast, dusty cocoa, soft bitterness. winner! (bottled 11/20/15, tasted 05/01/16)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jampura (46) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Mmmmmmm.. täyteläinen, kuiva ja kantava portteri. Taattua Founders laatua. Kivasti salmiakkinen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (870) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle - pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate, some sweetness, soy sauce and roast malt. Taste is roast malt, chocolate up front, then a dry lingering roast malt finish. Creamy full palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (2099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2016
This one has a great body and slick chocolatey flavor but it does suffer from some metallic, copper overtones that don’t give it the robust flavor I look for in a porter. The carbonation is somewhat lacking too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (621) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Substantial off-white head that lasts quite awhile, some decent lacing. Dark chocolate brown. Delicious chocolate aroma, and the taste includes chocolate, cherry, and vanilla. Creamy rich texture. Tastes stronger than a 6.5% ABV, which is a good thing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (484) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
Schwarz und nahezu blickdicht mit einem hellbraunen Schaum präsentiert sich das Porter aus dem Hause Founders. In der Nase zeigen sich tolle kräftige Aromen von Kaffee und dunkler Schokolade. Im Mund überrollen diese Aromen die Geschmacksnerven, ohne zu süß zu sein oder parfümiert zu wirken. Dann tritt das Röstmalz mit seiner Röstbittere in den Vordergrund und klingt nur langsam ab. Das Bier hat einen schweren fast öligen Körper, der Alkohol ist präsent, aber alles andere als störend. Eine tolles Porter, mit einem dunkler Schokolade kombiniert eine perfekte Dessert-Kombi!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (64) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a thick dark brown with a fine mocha head of larger central bubbles. Smooth chocolate, coffee, and sugary cream on the nose. Possesses a decided initial milkiness, followed by bitter coffee and 90% chocolate richness. Dry mouthfeel. Very enjoyable, with an overall smooth blend of flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (94) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2016
355ml bottle from The Perfect Pour. Pours opaque black with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, hints of coffee. Initial hit of sweetness upon tasting, met quickly by a balancing bitterness, similar notes coming through.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (561) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2016
Pint on tap at Kloster, Madrid. Pours blackest pitch black, dark tan thick head. Aroma is mainly espresso coffee (would be nice to match them). Also hints of smoke, soil and pure cocoa. Silky and oily, rich and well-balanced. Long nice finish, with the right bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Psytron (1768) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Smell of chocolate, licorice. Black colour, high dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, tar, ash. Ashy and slightly dry palate. Bitter. Mid-heavy body, could be expected to be heavier. Soft carbon. Very nice and balanced.


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