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RATINGS: 2028   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 Foundersí robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. Itís a lover, not a fighter.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Definitely an american version of the style. Hoppier and less stout-like than most porters Iíve had. The flavor is rich and full of chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of coffee. Pretty bitter.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmichaelg (7) - - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
Beautiful dark color. Lovely aroma of chocolate and vanilla and other great things. Wonderful mouthful of flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Ink black with a frothy 2-finger head that dissipated slowly and left modest lace. Roasted coffee is strongest in the aroma, along with dark fruits like plums and raisins. Taste followed the smell, with the fruits coming in stronger than they were on the nose, with a slight hops bitterness that materializes late. Gentle smokiness throughout. Moderate carbonation, medium body and a pleasant warming alcohol presence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1374) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
From a bottle. Canít believe I havenít tried this before, itís everything I expected in a great example of style, loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (275) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 355ml bottle. Pours an almost black with a weak brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruits resin. Taste is roasted malt, some dark fruits and chocolate notes. Bunt malt, resin aftertaste. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (52) - USA - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 Pours thick like burnt oil, very little foam. Intense coffee nibs aromas present at first, dark Mexican chocolate second. Alcohol content is not obvious, intense earthy tastes throughout, Italian espresso, burnt sugar. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonb5 (487) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Quarter of a litre at Celle Bierfest. Almost jet black, opaque, extreme tanned head.Lots of lacing, clung to the glass. S: More hops than other porters but not overly pronounced, gave way to a some fruits. T: High on sweetness and molasses, dwarfed the dark chocolate and espresso, finished like a Belgian dubbel. M: Thick texture, really smooth, silk in a glass. O: Good desert beer, really slid down well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (539) - - MAY 7, 2016
A macchiato with one sugar. Silky smooth & luscious - full of darkness but perfectly balanced. A good all round porter. Rated by BrewTom

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (766) - Elche, SPAIN - APR 30, 2016
Pours a pitch black color with medium tan colored head. Roasty aroma, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, with cocoa and also a vinous character. Taste follows the aroma, very roasty, with molasses, toffee, coffee, chocolate, licorice and slightly vanilla, with a hoppy and bitter finish to it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (487) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2016
Fruit notes in the aroma that transfers in the body. Coca malt balances the robust profile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Purthegorpthy (2) - White Plains, USA - APR 23, 2016 does not count
Pours head-high with minimal lacing after; appears rich and shutter-dark, with plum highlights when held against the sunlight. Smells like alcohol-infused pumpernickel bread with a tinge of citrus. The taste is sweeter than it is bitter due to the preponderance of roasted malt, but the hop presence here is a little stronger than a traditional porterís. Mouthfeel is chewy and thick, and the aftertaste of black coffee (or 80% dark chocolate, if you prefer) lingers. Very drinkable even for people who donít like bitterness because the malt defines the direction and the result is more like a chunk of slightly sweetened dark chocolate than a handful of mountain ash berries or a stringent aperitif.


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