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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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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TrappistLove75 (2) - Sliven, BULGARIA - MAR 29, 2021 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2021 Dark brown up to black colour. Distinctive mix of dark chocolate and coffee in the taste. Wonderful malty drink. If not mentioned it's a porter, I'd confuse it with stout.

3.8
Oct-Kx9 (13) - - MAR 10, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2021 Best Potter I've ever tasted! There was a sudden drop of snow this afternoon, and it was super heavy snow. After dinner, I specially selected this bottle of wine, Porter, the founder of Flower Exchange, as a warm wine before bed. The aroma is very soft, the aroma of coffee, a little bit of sauce, nice smell. You can feel the weight of the wine when you pour it. The foam is rich and delicate, maintaining at two finger width. The mouth is very comfortable, sweet and pleasant, with a light milky aroma, very smooth. No acid of anchor port, no sense of alcohol, great! Taffy, coffee, match not thin wine body, drink long aftertaste, relaxed and comfortable. Super high cost performance, has joined my rations and wine team.

4.1
grimreaperguru (267) - santee, California, USA - MAR 5, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2021 Really good appearance. Great aroma. Very good taste. Overall a great brew.

4
defabant (437) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2021 Nera, versa due dita di schiuma compatta. Aroma di cioccolato, caffè, caramello e malto tostato. In bocca note di cioccolato, caffè e malto tostato, seguite da un retrogusto speziato amaro e persistente. Un'ottima Porter complessa e ben bilanciata.

4.4
TrefwoordPunk (1506) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2021 Bottle 35,5 cl, poured into a tulip glass. Pours pitch plack with a small beige head and an aroma of cocoa, coffee, toffee, roasted malts, dried figs and brown sugar. The taste is light to medium sweet with heavy bitter and roasty complexities. This beer has a full body especially compared to the ABV and a long lasting bitter finish. Really good!

3.6
Wim (5413) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2021 thuis samen met yves een zwart kleurig lichaam met een bruinige kop en met een mout koffie chocolat aroma een mout hop koffie chocolat zoet bitter smaak met een bitter einde

4.5
czgr (894) - Opole, POLAND - JAN 25, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2021 Pite jakiś czas temu. Ocena w celu uzupełnienia profilu. https://www.instagram.com/czgr_

3.6
Yves (3827) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2021 Shared with Wim at his home. Brown colored beer with no head. Malty chocolote vanille milk aroma. Full mouthfeel. Finish is malty coffee bitter mucca dry.

4
Alengrin (9075) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2021 One of those old Founders beers - and one I apparently have not had before, an American style robust porter. Thick and frothy, densely cobweb-lacing, pale brownish-beige, pillowy head over a misty dark chocolate brown beer (near blackish) with wine red tinge. Aroma of coffee grounds and cold black coffee, unsugared black chocolate, dry leather, espresso, roasted walnuts, fried black olives, salmiak, hard caramel, dried blueberries, black pepper, hints of ground almonds, moist cigars, clay, thyme, dried sage, vague bonfire. Restrained sweetishness in the onset, some dried fig, but more underlying sourishness and surrounding black olive- or dried porcini-like umami, yet none of these flavours dominate and everything remains well in balance, all the while gently carbonated with a smooth, rounded, full mouthfeel; dry hard-caramelly and toasted- bread-like malt body with early and strong roastiness, very black-coffeeish especially in the finish, where the mouth-filling roastiness is joined by a leafy hop bitterness. Roasty, leathery, thinly nutty, bittering but altogether rounded, gentle finish, harbouring some subtle herbal accents of dried sage and thyme. The coffeeish roasted bitterness dominates here, however, to such a degree that this could just as well pass as a (double or dry) stout... Being familiar with Founders' achievements in the field of (American) stout, I can only imagine that KBS and the like exert a slight background influence here. Needs less roasted bitterness and more caramelly smoothness to fully qualify as a porter, but who am I to criticize an American porter that has been around for so long - and has in itself probably been influenced by Sierra Nevada Porter, with which it shares its roasty profile... A throwback to the days when concepts like 'robust porter', 'brown ale', 'American barleywine' or 'West Coast IPA' were about the most exciting things we could get from the U.S. craft brewing scene here in Europe - and how excited we were. Old-fashioned, this stout-ish porter, but all the more lovable for it. How I miss those early days of exploration sometimes... Well, this brew conveys the sentiment, so have a point for that - and perhaps another one for restoring my faith in Founders, who did let me down on several occasions (I am still trying to ignore their attempts at kettle sour styles). Great porter, mouth-filling, warming and layered while still easily drinkable, deserving of its high score here, in its particular style at least.

4
AlfredoGarcia (465) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 12, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2021 355 ml bottle. Dark color of course middle coffe head. Nice smell of coffe, chocolate, toasted bread, carrot, hazelnut. Very balanced taste, not a greta first impression, but gets better, had the impression of being softer than what it actually is (of course, is a porter and not an imperial porter), great. Solid beer.


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