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RATINGS: 1768   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutDr (44) - Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Malty smokey aroma. pours thin, dark and thin head. Nice balance of malt, mocha, raisin, roasted porter. Moderately light on palate, with pleasant lingering aftertaste.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (753) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle @ home. Birra marrone, velata, con schiuma beige molto fine ed abbastanza persistente. Aroma intenso di frutta secca (nocciola) cioccolato fondente, caffè e tostatura. erbaceo ed etereo da alcool sono a loro volta presenti. Gusto abboccato, quasi amabile nei primi secondi, con frutta secca ( quasi arachide) e cioccolato, poi un leggero amaro si presenta (sia da tostatura che da luppolatura). Gusto molto persistente. Corposa, di consistenza quasi appiccicosa, piena e rotonda. Abbastanza calda, è di grande equilibrio ed armonica.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wesardis (1) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
Just nothing very special about it. For the price point, I was expecting to be swept off my feet. There are plenty of less expensive porters that are every bit as good. Also not as much head as I'd prefer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2247) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Keg@ London Craft Beer Festival 2014, The Oval, London. 17-08-2014.
Pours black sith some tan head. Roasty and coffee aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is dry, coffee, roasty. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artyom (538) - Osijek, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2014
0.355l bottle. Dark brown color with brown color. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with distinctive roasted malt character. Full body and soft carbonation. Overall it’s great and tasty porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1529) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Totally dark with a small, olive brown head and decent lacing. Rich aroma brings together roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel and dark fruit. Woodsy flavor with hints of caramel, coffee, tobacco and black licorice. Semi-sweet chocolate shines in the aftertaste. Full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (35) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 21, 2014
Dark dark. No transparency at all. Full and rich aroma. Grand Rapids masters composed this porter anthem. Divine!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
A little stronger than I’d expected. I don’t know why I’d felt this way. I think I’ll try it again sometime

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1443) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska @ Hamnmästaren. Rostade, chocklad toner i aromen, lite chocklad i smaken. Balanserad smak. Lätt drucken.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (341) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska på hamnmästaren - mörk ser kraftfull ut. Malt och brända toner i doften. Silkeslen i munnen brända toner i smaken och chokladpudding. Stor kropp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
The old-timey photo designs on Founders’ bottles have always frightened me, but the stately lady in black is a perfect match for this brew. This porter pours like ink and is nearly opaque when held up to light. Head is chocolate brown. Roasted malt, cocoa, and soy sauce in the aroma. Taste is roasted and bittersweet. There are subtle notes of umami and dark chocolate. An American style hop finish cuts through the richness and adds a little spice to the otherwise exceptionally smooth body. In short, this is an extremely classy porter.


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