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RATINGS: 2107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Its a lover, not a fighter.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnysmokes (18) - - MAR 26, 2012
Not the MOST perfect porter but very very close. A little smokey, very dark, creamy, rich, and still smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
bottle. dark dark brown colour with a tan head. aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is smoked, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Round nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a medium-sized, light brown head. Rich and flavorful, with a roasty, nutty taste and coffee notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Served on-tap at Shady McGradys during a recent Happy Hour trip. A - Pours dark brown, bordering on black, with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving spotty patches of lace down most of the glass. S - Smells of robust dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, coffee grounds, dark fruits and some black licorice. Nothing too over the top here, very nice balance. T - Starts off with plenty of dark roast - both from the malt and the coffee - slowly giving way to some sweetness from the chocolate and dark fruits. The balance of sweet to roast is fairly well done, the roast does become a bit overbearing as it warms but not too bad. Finish is roasty, lingering on the pallet long after consumption. M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The dark flavors are strong in this one, lingering on the pallet long after the finish. O - Definitely one of the better American Porters out there. This one packs plenty of flavor and was very easy to drink. Glad I got this one.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Its like someone perfectly unified the most rich, velvety chocolate milk youve ever had with beer. Maybe the most amazing mouthfeel of any beer Ive ever had. The chocolate flavors seem dominant, but if its not quite as complex as some porters Ive ever had -- I simply didnt care. It was so flavorful, balanced and palate-pleasing. Amazing stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (748) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2012
This is certainly a very rich and satisfying porter. Roasty malts and subtle smoke tease your taste buds. The finish is pretty clean and well balanced. A healthy amount of hoppiness accompanies the swallow, as is the case for most American micro porters.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Inky black/brown body under a slow, thick mocha head. Deep, lush aromas... cocoa, smoky malt, burnt matchsticks, coffee roasts, then more sweet chocolate syrup (enticing to the point where I had to stop sniffing and start drinking). Thick, luscious mouthfeel, "full bodied" in every last sense of the phrase. Flavor blows me away like every other component thus far: Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, char... incredible bittersweet deliciousness. ~~~~~~~ Purchased a few weeks ago in a mix-a-six from Woodmans in Carpentersville, IL.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msavage235 (90) - - MAR 15, 2012
Interesting take on a porter. Alcohol aroma and a deep rich, bittersweet chocolate taste with a syrupy mouth feel that lingersin your mouth. Expected this to be alot roastier but it took the sweeter route.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2012
36cl, American brew, from Brouwerij de Molen Bodegraven, very complex Porter, roasted/malty and slightly bitter/woody, balanced, clear, rocky head, very good brew

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1924) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 Tasted from bottle into snifter. Poured an opaque, very, very dark reddish brown color with lasting tan foam and excellent lace. Aromas of husky grains, dark toast, coffee, fruity ale yeast esters, strong doses of perfumey hops and alcohol. The flavor was a dark, dry, tart maltiness suggestive of brown bread, coffee cake, toffee, almost burnt caramel, citrus rinds, raisins, plums, blackberry cordial. An American hops-forward interpretation of porter, in a good way, and thank god not overly grapefruity. Strong carbonation, medium body, mouthfeel was almost syrupy but drier than that, and not at all sticky. I couldnt taste the alcohol, but I definitely felt it a minute later. A magnificently balanced masterpiece of a beer.


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