RATINGS: 2153   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. Its a lover, not a fighter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (982) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours a pitch black with a dark tan head. Aroma is lighter of chocolate and coffee. Taste is so much more sufficient than the first aroma impressions. Coffee and chocolate abound with a very robust taste. Very taste. Extremely smooth, oily, and a bit bitter. Lighter body. It is actually a bit watery, but the flavors remain strong throughout drinking. It all lasts very well in the aftertaste. I really like this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Aroma is rich coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla and some alcohol. Taste follows suit, but is much weaker than aroma. Predominantly a mild bitter coffee and roasted malts. Very easy to drink and smooth but I wanted more. Palate is thin with some carbonation I think. Overall a nice beer, very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleph (231) - - APR 24, 2012
Bottle @ Olympen, Oslo Fall 2011. Dark pour with light tan head. Roasted malts and chocolate, most obvious, subtle vanilla. Dry, malty, bitter, high carbonation relative to style, decent body but feels like it could be meatier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
Tap. Very dark with thin cocoa-like head. Smells roasty with a chocolate note and perhaps coffee too. Nice roasty flavor with an almost herbaceous end note. Nice and dry. A bit carbonated- not as soft a some porters, but still pretty light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2012 Pitch black pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is amazing. Lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some vanilla. Very nice thick mouthfeel. A great spicy and slightly bitter finish makes it stand out from other porters. Just great. I really love this porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
12 oz bottle from The Beerhive in Pittsburgh. Discovered totally off-the-shelf and so pleased to have made the acquaintance of this nearly perfect porter. Can Founders do anything wrong is my first thought and this tasting racks up another outstanding rating on my list. If youre trying to introduce your friends to the wonderful world of porters and the dark side of beers, you may want to start here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2012
Chocolaty aroma and thin dark pour leads to a very balanced taste and satisfying mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
February 15, 2011. 12oz bottle courtesy of TomThompson, shared with blankboy and garthicus. A long-time "want of mine, huge props John, sorry my backlog made me take so long to get this entered. Thick looking black pour with a solid frothy light brown head. Terrific simple dry roast aroma, not at all sweet or syrupy, just the right amount of herbal bitterness, maybe a whiff of lactose sourness in there, but not off-putting at all. Taste - quintessential porter for me - solid mid-level roast, not sweet, very dry, crisp, well balanced against moderate alcohol, malt and bitterness - this one rides the center of the groove; coffee, nutshell - just right. Perfect mouthfeel, not thick or light, just a bit of acidity, appropriately light carbonation (I hate a fizzy porter), and a dry, nutty finish with an overlay of modest bitterness. Want more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr5o_clock (12) - - APR 14, 2012
Nice dark smoked chocolate aroma. Really thick and rich and dark and malty with chocolate and coffee blend. Bitter ending. Good beer but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sixtyneedles (35) - Athens, GREECE - APR 14, 2012
Bottle @ The Local Pub black pour with a strong brown head strong coffee,chocolate and roasted malt aroma taste was sweet malty strong alcohol chocolate and coffee medium to thick body with lively carbonation sweet chocolaty aftertaste puts a smile on my face every time :)

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