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RATINGS: 1942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Oily black pour with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, hazlenut, roasted malt, earthy hops, toffee and coffee. Flavors of rich dark chocolate, booze soaked dark fruits, coffee, caramel, bitter/earthy undertones. Thick body, rich/roasty/bittersweet and satisfying throughout with a bitter/roast finish. Overall, there are two porters that tie for my favorite and they are both from MI: this and Darkhorse Special Black Bier. They both kind of go beyond of what I usually get from this style. This is one amazing brew, there’s lots of beers double in strength that fail to capture its focus and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (1611) - SPAIN - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ El Corte Ingles, Sevilla, España. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, vanilla / Malta tostada, chocolate, dulce, vainilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2088) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown, black with a good latte-colored head. Aroma is roasted, some coffee, light chocolate. Taste is roast, plenty of it, some coffee. Fairly one dimensional. Easy drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (201) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Pours brown with no head at all. A nice aroma mix of roasted nuts and coffee and light bitter hops. Taste is perfectly balanced and complex. First some toasted malt followed by herbally hoppiness mixed caramel and chocolate. Really great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (271) - - NOV 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, nuts and chocolate. Taste was sweet roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Geraint and Helen, (big thanks to you two!) Consumed at home Sunday 22nd November 2015 Some dark fruits and a little cocoa on the nose. Pitch black on the pour with a tan head. Middling bitterness but good dash of chocolate and coffee, some sweetness, a little dark sticky fruit. A very drinkable no nonsense porter. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnase (252) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Kokkola. Pours clear dark brown almost black with a creamy light brown head. Lightly roasted malt, bit chocolate and coffee, vanilla, good aroma. Medium body but soft velvet feel, long roasted finish, semidry. Balanced and beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (677) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Una buona porter, equilibrata e saporita, con i classici sentori di malto, cacao e caffè. Non è la mia birra, ma è più che emblematica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dermi (894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2015 355 ml, bottled. BB 03/07/16. Pours black with a decent beige head. Aroma: Chocolate, malt. Caramel, vanilla. Taste: Medium sweet, spices, licorice, vanilla. Balancing roastiness. Notes of wood. Palate: Medium body, notable carbonation. Creamy. Excellent porter, very pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patersoi (84) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours black with dense clingy caramel head. Sweet caramel bouquet. Incredibly silky mouth feel, with a cacophany of flavours swirling on the palate. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, charcoal all separate then recombine on the finish which morphs into sticky date for the finale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (764) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2015
Dark, dark brown with a thin tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate aromas. Taste is fairly similar, mocha, a little vanilla, slightly bitter at the end, creamy, just want more of it. Bloody good.

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