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RATINGS: 1700   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2013
This black nectar folds into the glass crowned by a light brown head. Nose is malt, molasses and caramel. Thick viscosity and very creamy on the palate. Flavor is bold with forward taste of dark roasted malts, coffee, molasses, and dark chocolate. Finish is well balanced with some dry hops evident. An excellent porter. Try it with brats off the grill.


4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drainpour (4) - Santa Rosa, USA - SEP 16, 2014 does not count
Mine was 1 year old, so not much nose, slightly chocolate scented. The color is rich dark black, with caramel head. Head recedes within minutes but leaves a small ring around the edge of your glass. The taste is incredile rich chocolate and coffee, roasty goodness. The palate enjoys the beer as it is smooth and silky like melted butter, very enjoyable and drinkable. Me likes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On tap poured into a shaker. It has aromas of coffee, chocolate, and a light toast quality. The beer is a dark, opaque, black-brown color with a dark tan, fluffy, soapy head which retains really really well. It leaves lots of sheet and speckled lace. The taste is a medium sweet and a medium / medium-light bitter. It has a light, foamy carbonation with a light texture, and a medium malty body. It’s smooth and buttery with flavors of chocolate syrup, spice, and grass. It finishes with a sticky syrupy chocolate that lingers in the aftertaste too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (425) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
Black with yellow head. Aroma is round. Vanilla, roasted, leather and nuts. Creamy palate. Aftertaste is slick, roasted, leather, dark fruit and lingering darl chocolate. Overall: excellent. Very balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (93) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Nice roasty nose. Black, opaque color, with dark tan head that slowly dissipates, and leaves a little lacing. Taste is roast, malt, and a very nicely balanced bitterness. Full bodied. Absolutely delicious beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
12oz bottle pours a thick black color without much head. Smooth and chocolatey at the start with some hoppiness coming through at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3108) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Keg at the cock tavern. Opaque black caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is nutty, praline, caramel, chalky water profile. Palate is medium sweet. Lingering wood and twigs. Some caramel. Palate is full body and highish carbonation. Ummmm.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McBeastie (13) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Chocolate and toast aromas. Small brown head dissapates quickly on top of a thick black pour. Delicious. Bottle pour into shaker, started too cold, got better as it warmed.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (52) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
What a great porter. Really wonderful aroma of biscuit and caramel and slight burnt roast. Taste develops from a rich roast to a smooth finish. Love it!!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (554) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottiglia 35cl, ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa. Scura con schiuma abbastanza persistente. Ricca, corposa e sexy, come da etichetta. Bella tostatura ed amaro adeguato. Si beve bene

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mikebov (6) - Grandville, USA - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
Very smooth beer. Has a chocolate hint. Small head. It gets better as it warms up. I?ve been on a Ipa kick but this is a pretty great beer.


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