RATINGS: 2123   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
I was very excited to try the best rated porter, but apparently it has been knocked out of the top spot. This is really more like a chocolate stout and is defined as porter only for its being well hopped. It is black enough to block a flashlight beam, and leaves oily tan lacing on the pint glass. Aroma is straight chocolate, while the flavor contains some nut and oat accents as well. Very smooth throughout, nice full body. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22492) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, brown head. Aroma of chocolate nibs dipped in coffee. Taste is chocolate squared. Too chocolatey to be a porter, imho.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Chocolately as chocolate gets in a porter that isnt spiked with actual chocolate. Delicious. Dark, rich, and flavorful. 9-22-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Pour quite dark brown with creamy beige head nice lace. Aroma chocolate, roast, dark malts, cereal grain, cocoa, hops. Taste dark and milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, cereal grain, nice hop balance, very balanced. MF medium body light carb. Very tasty easy drinking and quite balanced with a silky profile quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (858) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Deep brown almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. These flavors continue on the palate with added toast and biscuit notes. Nice balance, great porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
16oz draft from Hanger poured into a shaker. Pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma of dark coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is Medium bitter. Strong coffee and chocolate taste. Full bodied with a thick texture. Nice carbonation and a long coffee finish. Overall, very good. I would love to drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Pours black ish with garnet hue, tan head. smells of chocolate heavy roasted malt for a porter and coffee. Taste is bittersweet cocoa and moderate roared grain. There is some green raisin and non discript dark fruit, lingering coffee like bitterness. It seems moderately oily and hoppy with some dryness. Lower carbonation and good body, would drink this again and again. This is basically a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Macegan75 (827) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Pours black with some head and lacing. Nose is coffe, roasted barley. First sip is nice balance of dark malt flavor and bittersweet chocolate. Finish is clean and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamP01 (661) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2011
12oz bottle pours a thick black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, roasted espresso beans, cacao, with some dark fruity tones of plums. Taste is the same as aroma with some bitter cacao and hops. Palate is a full bodied, creamy, oily texture with moderate carbonation. Finish is roasted caramel malt and espresso ending with a sweet bitter cacao, and some lingering notes of dark fruit and caramel malt. Has a nice rustic burnt flavor. Overall an excellent porter. Very much enjoyed this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (7210) - Utah, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 12oz bottle from Tim, thanks
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a medium sized creamy brown head and good lacing
Aroma: Rich chocolate, roasted coffee and dark malts
Taste: Silky mouthfeel of roasted malts, dried cocoa, grainy, ashy and roasted coffee
Very nice and smooth, wish I could drink this all the time.

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