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RATINGS: 2135   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

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3.7
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Updated 11/15/2013:
Rich, roasty, chocolatey malts lean against the dry yeast profile. Bitterness from coffee and the bittersweet chocolate on the back end. Fresh and delicious. One of the best widely-available porters on the shelves today.

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Bottled 3/20/2011, so it’s almost a year old. Deep, dark brown pour with dark tan head and sticky lace. Dry roasted malts, strong notes of tobacco, and hops in the nose. Everything from the aroma plus chocolate malts hit my tastebuds. Dry finish. A clean, crisp porter that nails the style.

4
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Deep black-brown body, one inch khaki head, great retention and good lacing coverage. S: Bold roasted malts, rich bitter-sweet chocolate, mild coffee, and light citric bitterness. T: Bitter-sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, hint of smoke, citric hops in the back end. M: Medium-full bodied. Even, pleasant carbonation, mild bitterness in the finish. O: A top tier porter that pushes the boundaries of flavor in a respectable 6.5% ABV package.

4.1
gyllenbock (9711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle at Marie Laveau, Stockholm, February 2012. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee and a lot of dark chocolate. Finish was dry with some notes of hops. A very good and drinkable Porter.

3.9
rxeight (3222) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
12oz bottle into snifter. Pours dark brown black. Think head. Big malt taste, a good bit of chocolate and a tiny bit of coffee and smoke to it. Borderline Imperial Stout, pretty much a lighter version of their Imperial Stout. Overall it is a very good beer but for the price and availability I dont think you can beat this. Might be the best $10 six pack out there.

3.9
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Usually the descriptions that they give you on the carrier are total BS, but Founders has actually described their beer exquisitely. I sometimes find porters to be too thin to stand up to ISs but this one is super rich and full. It’s wonderful to find a great porter that isn’t some limited/special edition type beer. Easy to get and enjoy.

4.1
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2012
got on tap at gus o’conners in rochester.pours black with a nice brown head.very nice lacing on the glass.aroma is very roasty,coffee and malt with some smoke.flavor is right on line with aroma.full bodied with an long bitter finish of roasted coffee and smoke.superb

4.1
djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with chocolate an light hop with a nice syrupy finish. Easy to drink a very impressive porter from Founders.

3.1
AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Picked this up at Whole Foods in Fairfax, VA. Poured at room temp into a Riedel Snifter A - 1- Finger head full of leather colors. The beer itself was a dark brown to black. No light showing through at all. S - Nutmeg, vanilla, chocolate and coffee T - tons of chocolate. M - Very dry but lots of bubbles, medium-bodied O - I’m not sure if this bottle was just old or what but the beer was dry, lacked a lo tof flavor and overall, pretty disappointing.

4
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pours rich chocolate brown with a thick tan head and lots of sticky lace. Big chocolate and malt aroma. Flavor of dark brown sugar, big roast character, almost savory cocoa that becomes lightly sweet. Medium body makes it an easy drinker.

4.2
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours deep, deep brown, with caramel coloured head. Big roasty malt aroma and taste. Great example of the style!


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