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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollingwood (86) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2011
The Platonic Ideal of a porter (or as close as one can get). Pours a red-tinted dark-as-night Mahogany capped with a half-inch of latte-foam colored head. The bouquet is nearly a mirror-image of the taste to come: chocolate and coffee and roasted goodness. The head eventually subsides into a high-gravity Belgian lace. The liquor has a full and silky mouth feel, a bitter-sweet concentration of that bouquet that hit your nose after the pour. The malt is dark; the intensity is high and the finish is pleasingly long. What I like here additionally is the muscular hops hiding just behind the roasted malts. Some porters lack this balance; Founders does not. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1008) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Excellent, nothing bad to say, dark brown with sturdy dark tan head, creamy and rich, with chocolate, coffee and toffee, but still light and enough to stay in the porter ballpark, just enough hopping to keep it well-rounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (27) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Very dark, small tan head. Roasty smells. Medium body, good carbonation. Slightly sweet, roast bitterness, hop bitterness but not aroma, coffee aroma lingers. A great porter to drink near room temperature on a cold night, savour in a snifter. Personally I find these types very rich - 1/3 to 1/2 a bottle is plenty for me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1009) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Chocolatey coffee flavor. Bitter and crushable. Smells chocolates. Had out if a bottle at home. Poorest black with a tan head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rockana (217) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours dark brown with big brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee. Chocolate taste followed by some coffee bitterness. Creamy. Lovely. Great porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (606) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle 0,35L. Murky black colour with big, creamy, light brown head, that sits down in 2 minutes. Aroma of dark chocolate and caramel. Taste starts medium bitter, followed by black coffee and dark chocolate, become slightly sweet and turns back to medium bitter finish. Medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation, but somehow still smooth with velvetly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglebones (21) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, dark tan head. Wonderful aroma of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt. Medium-thick, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is sweet with chocolate and coffee notes, with just enough hoppy bitterness to round out the taste. What a great porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3150) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from a Archive Beer Boutique August 2013. Charcoal black colour with a swirling tan head. Thin body but packed full of flavour that fills the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (180) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Vähän tunkkainen kiireessä juotu Porter. Ihan hyvä, väärä ympäristö. Eliittivalmistelut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawbuck (302) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Aroma of chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Nice ebony color. Nice bitter chocolate sweetness up front. Dry finish with a smokey bitterness that balances out sweetness nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (210) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 An impressive porter, very dark and opaque with faint red highlights, thick enough to resist a LED light, yet pours with not much of a tan head. Smells distinctive with an espresso coffee aroma and some dark fruit. Taste is enjoyable, heavily roasted malt with dark chocolate and coffee bitter accents. Very flavorful and also very smooth, not thin at all but still manages to be slightly watery. Some hoppiness but the bitterness primarily comes from the burnt chocolate malt. I found this at $8-9 a six-pack, a great classic porter for that price. Recommended overall.

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