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RATINGS: 1980   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kurtos (152) - Sydney, - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a Black Tarry Colour. Aroma. Smells of roasted malts, bitter chocolate and coffee. Taste. Extremely rich and decadent, taste is similar to aroma, with a bitter espresso flavour especially pronounced throughout, with slight notes of toffee and some vanilla in the background. Overall. A very decent beer certainly not for the faint hearted, very smooth and powerful throughout.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cwill (45) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Pours blackwith one finger of tan head. Very nice lacing as it goes down. Aromas of black coffee, rich dark chocolate, roast malt and hints of cream, and burnt toffee. Flavor follows the nose begining with rich and deep notes of roast malt, black coffee and bitter cocoa and toffee. Middle continues this flavor, adding bittersweet chocolate and light burnt caramel. Finish is roasty and bitter with notes of coffee with cream, black coffee and roast malt along with a light sweet caramel. Aftertaste is of burnt toast and roast malt. Mouthfeel thick, creamy and velvety smooth with moderate carbonation. This is a fantastic porter, well deserving of all the accolades

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nitram63 (7) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2016 does not count
Looks and pours like any other porter. Smooth like Fuller’s London porter, but more flavorful. No harsh leafy tastes like cheaper porters. By far the best porter I’ve ever had, save for Funky Budda’s Maple Coffee Bacon porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (155) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Nearly black in color; modest tan head. Lots of roasted aromas, coffee and a touch of chocolate. A general bitterness from the hops. Mild to moderate sweetness; medium to slightly heavy bitterness. Full bodied; slightly thick, oily texture; average carbonation; finish is is long, sweet, bitter chocolate and roasted coffee. Overall a very good porter; rich and flavorful with reasonable complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DubCInjun (19) - - JAN 29, 2016
Pours a dark, dark brown with a 1/2 inch dark, tan head. Has the smell of dark chocoloate/good coffee. Has a medium body with a wonderful burst of flavors - chocolate, coffee, light hints of hops, and a sweet finish with just a little bit of pleasant bitterness. Tremendous.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8947) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle. Hazy dark black pour with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, caramel, hops. Full bodied flavor with a hefty mouthfeel, ample dark malt, and well integrated finishing hops. A masterpiece.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mudfly (24) - - JAN 26, 2016
Bottiglia 33cl. Porter elegante, colore marrone scurissimo con schiuma fine beige. Profumo di malto, cioccolato fondente e caffè. Equilibrata, non aggressiva, corpo leggero, bassa carbonazione. Malto e finale caffè.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mduspara (25) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
This lovely lady pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Malty. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, bit of smoke, prunes and caramel. Medium to full bodied. Smooth and perfectly balanced with rich malty flavours. Nice medium-long coffee-like aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Dark brown colour with beige head leaving lots of lacing to the sides of the glass. Aroma has dark chocolate, milk coffee and roasted malts. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate dominates and some roasted and coffee flavours come in the end. Oily texture and lowish carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratto (95) - - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle bbe 02/08/16. Black with tan head, low carbonation. Aroma mild, chocolate, caramel. Taste dry, chocolate caramel. finishes dry with piney bitterness and coffee. Solid porter/stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darla70 (16) - - JAN 22, 2016
Great porter on tap. Nice mouthful dark with a shallow white head. Best porter I have had in a while. Better than some stouts I have had.


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