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RATINGS: 2184   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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4.5
SamP01 (668) - 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.

4
Sledutah (7530) - 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.

4
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
porter of the century. can drink this anytime. dark pour nice mocha head. nose is chocolate and coffee. nice dark malts. mouthfeel is perfect balance not to thick or thin. flavor is everything a porter should be.

4.5
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Spot on for appearance & palate. I’m not certain porters should have this much roastiness. Darn good porter.

4
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2011
I am not a huge porter fan, but this is the best I have had. Thick, smooth, easy drinking, a ton of flavor, definitely worth trying and a go to porter for me.

3.9
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Chocolate malt and coffee porter with mild hop bitterness. Very smooth and balanced flavor. The mystery ingredient could be cinnamon? Similar to Rogue Mocha Porter with less hop bite.

4
arone12 (929) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Dark black color with the pour. Large brown head. Foamed over slightly. Ooops. Rich chocolate taste with coffee. Smells amazing. Super excited to try this beer. Rich roastyness. Coffee, chocolate and some vanilla.

3.9
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle at Olympen. Black underneath a huge, creamy, beige head. Bitter chocolate and roasted coffee in the nose and mouth. Good dryness, hints of tart berries. A great porter.

4.4
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Deep brown almost completely opaque beer, literally only the tiniest light goes through the edges. Thin caramel colored head that dissipates to a lacing that lasts the length of the beer.

S: Bitter dark chocolate and espresso flavors, in a good way. Reminds me of a fine mocha espresso.

T: The bitter taste of good dark chocolate mixed well with an espresso shot, just as it smells. Heck even my girlfriend who dislikes beer likes it, that’s how good it is, without being overly sweet at all. Leaves a bitter taste in mouth.

M: Thick and medium carbonation make this an easy drink.

O: I’ve not drank many porters, but this is my favorite. Great job founders for making a very robust beer that’s easy to drink.

4.2
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle, poured dark brown with an out of control foam. The smooth vanilla is what sets this apart from other porters.


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