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RATINGS: 1852   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
pours nearly pitch black with little light showing through the sides of the glass. smallish beige head. aroma is toasted dark malts and chocolate. about as perfect as a porter can get without going crazy. deep dark chocolate and roasted malts show through well on the tongue. great lasting taste and semi dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (331) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
Poured from tap a black with off white head and lace. Chocolate aroma and taste with a burnt note. Just the right amount of bitter. Good carbonation makes for a nice creamy head and body. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3754) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
Really surprising that I haven’t rated this one. It strikes me as heavier than a typical porter, and has a great mouthfeel. Roasted and plenty of chocolate. Obvious burnt notes. Popular at the tasting I hosted. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (17) - - APR 24, 2015
Aroma of oak, dark coco, and coffee. Taste is the same, maybe a little cola taste. Oily slick feel on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3002) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - black pour with brown head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, some nice burnt notes, hints of smoke, chocolate, coffee, caramel, gorgeous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2015
Tap at Imperial Bottle Shop, post CBC A: Pitch black with a creme ring of head. N: Coffee, cocoa, biscuit, some vanilla, and a hearty woodiness. Peppercorn and earth. T: Sweet, roasty body, with solid bitterness to balance. M: Light body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Quintessential porter. This is a proper go-to, along with the Imperial Stout, for Founders, IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Blackish beer with a light brown head. Roast and light chocolate aroma. Roast and coffee flavor with light chocolate. Medium bodied. Chocolate and light caramel linger with light coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tfontana (53) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle from Hannaford Exeter NH. Aroma is earthy, burnt toast, chocolate, coffee, cheese. Appearance is opaque black with thin, light brown creamy head with apparent but minimal lacing. Taste is balance of moderate coffee bitterness with mild sweetness. Palate is full bodied with creamy texture, and perfect amount of carbonation and long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3259) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle - 355ml. Totally opaque black body with a thin, lasting, beige foamy head. Fantastic, complex malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, vanilla, woody, and roasted coffee hints. Its perfectly balanced malty/hoppy taste carries roasty, coffeeish, and cocoa notes. Ends with a robust bittersweet finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krigla (103) - SLOVENIA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Clear dark brown colour with small beige head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of coffe, roasted malt and chocolate. TAste follows the aroma. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Overal excellent porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (83) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, roasty malt Appearance: black, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent porter

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