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RATINGS: 1850   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle: Falkenstein brought it from MO; a solid Porter, but my preferred style. Food Pairing: Pastel Chocolate Tóxico from Chef Andre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2965) - 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 (1161) - 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 (48) - 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 (3253) - 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 (79) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SteveOrz85 (53) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
12 oz bottle into tulip. Appearance is black with decent light tan head which disappears fairly quickly leaving good amount of lacing. Aroma is malty with notes of nuts and toast. Taste is very lightly sweet with an extremely lightly bitter, smooth finish. Notes of coffee, roasted malts and some earthiness. Some caramel. Maybe a slight note of wood. One of the most flavorful robust porters I have had. But yet it seems to maintain the character of a porter without crossing the line of being a stout. Very very good beer. Regularly available.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nicksbeers (19) - - APR 8, 2015
coffee, bitter dark chocolate aroma smells delicious. jet black color 2 finger of a brown head. medium body coffee stands out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (659) - ITALY - APR 7, 2015
33cl bottle at a restaurant in NY. Pitch black color, short thick brown head. Quiet nose, rich aroma of roasted malts chocolate pudding and toffee yet with a decent hops balance. Loads of hazelnuts and dark malts, cocoa cake. Sweet taste almost like a schwarzbier, charcoal bitterness in the finish. Excellent for dessert or after dinner.

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