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RATINGS: 2064   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.

Eells' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Very complex porter. Love the texture and smoothness. Rich yet drinkable. If you like porters it’s one of my favorites.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (77) - - AUG 28, 2016
Silky, smooth and sexy indeed! The best porter on the market. Period. Caramel and chocolate malt driven with a smooth roast in the background. Pitch black appearance with a dark brown head. There is nary a note missed here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (349) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours pitch black with small beige head. Burnt, ash, caramel and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1368) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2016
From a 355ml bottle on 28/8/2016. Pours a dark, dark brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is very chocolatey and malty. Masses of chocolate present on tasting, with some molasses, and a moderate roasty bitterness finishing things off at the back. Tne texture is creamy and the carbonation average. A very good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juvedp (8) - CHINA - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
Roasty caramel aroma, dark black color and brown head. Taste like coffee, very bitter and a little sour. Quite creamy in the mouth. Long finish. Great porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2123) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Almost black, brown foam. Aroma: burnt barley, caramel, roasted malt.Taste: caramel, burnt, little wine, velvety, light sweetness and hop bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2016
A strong malty smell, dark aroma of coffee and roasted malt. The head is small, beige and creamy, the body is black. A quite bitter taste, very malty with coffee and chocolate. The body is medium strong, oily and light creamy with a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (299) - BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2016
Cor negra com espuma marrom escura (de capuccino) de média formação e média persistência com bom lacing. Aroma intenso de cacau e baunilha; com elevação da temperatura percebe-se notas de chocolate amargo e um pouco de álcool. Sabor intenso de cacau com final de leve dulçor de chocolate, migrando para um retrogosto de leve torrado de café. Alcool perfeitamente inserido, sendo perceptível apenas com a elevação da temperatura. Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle - Pours Black, tan head. Dark roasted grains, coffee, chocolate, sweet, earthy, soy sauce.... hops presence. Creamy mouth-feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desolat (26) - ChongQing, CHINA - AUG 10, 2016
AROMA-Rich malt aroma, dark caramel, maillard product, darkfruit, hint of coffee, faint hint of smoked malt. Hop aroma is light citrus mixed with malt very well. Balance is very well even. Slight oxdation feeling but pleasant. APPEARANCE-Very dark brown color. Tan head. Lacing. FLAVOR-Moderate dark caramel sweet, well balanced with darkfruit and prune and citrus hop flavor. Black chocolate flavor, with faint hint of milk. Finish is dry, light alcohol, light oxidation. Hop bitterness is between medium to medium-hight supported the sweet just right. Aftertaste is black malt, sweet and bitterness, very good, but with a light astrigency, had a slight woody feeling. MOUTHFEEL-Medium body. Carbonation is medium-high, slight astringency and biting. OVERALL-Excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016
Tap at Founders. Lots of blackberries, dark chocolate, brown sugar, some stale coffee too. Quite sweet with soft roasted bitterness. Over medium bodied with slick feel. Nice beer but a bit weird for a porter.

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