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RATINGS: 1866   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle from cotteridge wines. This is an ok porter. thats it. all the characteristics are there. Dark, smokey. Malt does all the talking here, hops are way in the background. Roast coffee and hints of chocolate. There is really nothing special here and i have had may porters as good and a few much better. Not quite sure how it has scored so high on here.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bagalagalaga (146) - Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2015
A little bit crisp and bitter when it hits your tongue, but almost immediately mellows out and lets some chocolatey coffee tastes through. However, I have to give it a 1/5 in both the categories of beer name and attractiveness of woman on the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (504) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Oily black topped by a beige creamy head. Rich roasted malts with an abundance of soft coffee and chocolate, nicely balanced by some tropical fruity hops. Not too bitter or dry, more rounded and soft. Long finish. Low carbonation, good body (especially considering the low abv). Great meeting Founders Brewing with this ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle from Brian....not the typical porter smell....smell reminds me of a stout...very nice smooth taste...thx man...(#476)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnokaBrewer (81) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Black in color with very little head. Not much carbonation. Strong taste of grain like chocolate or black patent malt. Roasted caramel, semi sweet flavor. Perfect blend of hops and malt.very little bitterness and sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (564) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours deep dark brown with small brown head.Aroma of sweet roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, burnt bread. Taste is medium bitter at first, roasted malts, licorice, burnt wood (ash), some dark berries. Medium + body. Roasted smooth finish. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at Rocket Burger, Zagreb. Pours black with beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, coffee. Sweet with dry finish. Good but can’t say it knocked me off my feet. Would drink it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (181) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, burned caramel. Flavour is medium sweet and roasted bitterness. Medium to full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted, rich and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2304) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
old notes and some words to describe: huge roasted caramel, great porter, robust finish, medicinal hops

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (494) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
Coffee, chocolate, nuts, wood, toast and some dried fruits. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium ti full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a really nice porter with e clear hop profile, really enoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into shaker pint. Black and opaque, basically no head. Nose is dark malt and chocolate. Taste is heavy chocolate and some smoke. A great porter.


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