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RATINGS: 1883   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2006 Draft growler from the pub. Now I know I’m a rating whore. I passed up a chance to load up on more Breakfast Stout to get a growler of something I haven’t had yet. That and those bottle deposits. Well:
Deep brown to black color under a thick tan head. Big chocolate roasty smell. By the time I get to tasting this, it’s gone a little thin, more like a nitro stout. Light Brit mouthfeel can’t compensate for deep roasty black malts. Goes for quite a bit of bitterness, which makes me wonder why they didn’t just make this a stout? Still very very enjoyable.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augdraught1981 (194) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Sweet cocoa & lightly roasted aroma on a super dark pour. Chewy mouth feel with substantial roasted & chocolate flavors. The finish is slightly bitter and lingering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burleybrew (60) - - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from Buffalo shop. Big fat tan head w/overtones of coffee, chocoate, & substantial roast. It’s a robust porter that could easily pass as a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (676) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2015
Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je sladové s jemným nádechem karamelu a čokolády a lehce uzeného. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je téměř neprůsvitná, temné rubínová. Chuť je svěží, jemně čokoládová, doplněná lehkým závanem ovoce, finiš je středně kakaově hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se o velmi vyvedený porter, který hodnotím velmi kladně, nicméně musím říct že i přesto jsem čekal trošku víc.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1506) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel BB 04/09/15 Dense black body holds a thick tan head. Aroma is dark, brooding; blackened nuts & toast, dark chocolate & caramels, some cooked citrus hopiness. Full body, quite rich, very smooth, velvety. Palate packed full of dark chocolate, burnt toffee & roast nuts with undertones of earthy, somewhat citrus hop and licorice. Oh so smooth, oh so good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mauroruellas (256) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2015
Coloraçăo escura,opaca,líquido viscoso,espuma marrom cremosa com boa manutençăo;no aroma malte torrado,chocolate amargo e lúpulo;no sabor torrefaçăo se destaca dando um amargor intenso que se mantem até o final e no retrogosto,carbonataçăo média/baixa,corpo médio,álcool bem inserido. Pela fama esperava algo mais nela,sabor um tanto desequilibrado,pelo amargor esta mais para uma Stout do que uma Porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Oh yea this is good. Charred. Lots of chocolate. This is solid. On tap at founders.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Dark brown with brown head. Medium roasty malt aroma. Chocolate malt flavor with cocoa bitterness. Very nice porter (not thin, not heavy malt, not boozy, classic porter flavor and feel). Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (784) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : almost black, small tan head. Aroma : caramel, nuts, chocolate, wood, cocoa and dried fruits. Palate : full body, soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (894) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de cereal dulce, café, tostados, melaza. Cuerpo medio, con inicio dulce y maltoso, al que sigue un intenso sabor tostado y acafetado que llega hasta el final de amargor equilibrado.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rok1024 (1239) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 6, 2015
Black appearance with light brown head. Roasted chocolate aroma, rich taste with noticeable bitterness, long finish. Very good Porter style.


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