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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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4.2
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 12oz bottled Feb 2, 2010, this is quite fresh. Served cool room temp into a Duvel tulip. Pours thick very dark brown/black with a one and a half finger dense brown head that maintains a light cap and leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is very very roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some smoke, roasty toasty. Can pick up a touch of earthy hops. Flavor is smooth milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, coffee, some bitterness on the finish along with some lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is full, velvety, and rich, medium carbonation. Thicker and richer than many other regular porters. This is one of the best, if not the best porter out there. Excellent.

4.1
phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2010
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours very dark brown, almost like motor oil out of the bottle, but not quite black. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, earthy hops, dark fruits, burnt sugar, and oats. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits (cherries, plum, and figs), burnt sugar, and earthy hops. Medium-full bodied, with light carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. So smooth. Rich and robust. Finish is lightly roasted, tart, and earthy. What a cool beer. This is a great standard for porters.

4.1
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Black pour -mocha head.Taste of chocolate, coffee, mocha.Has a oily sweet bitter coffe finish.GReat porter will drink again and again.

4.1
nash7624 (18) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Pour from bottle. Deep black with tan, creamy head that laces very well. Chocolate comes through strong in the aroma with hints of coffee and a trace of smoke. Moderately sweet and bitter. Full body that starts creamy and ends dry with medium finish. Best porter I’ve tried.

4.1
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
On tap at Trappeze. Pours dark brown with a brown head, lots of lace. Aroma is chocolate and roasty, some nut. Taset is also roasty and sweet, with lots of chocolate, some light hop notes, and lots of malt sweetness. Mouth is creamy and full. Overall, a nice porter.

4
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Rating 501 of this brew. Got it in a trade. Beersommelier maybe? MrChopin maybe? Either way, it’s yummy. 12 oz bottle. Dark to black with brown persistent head. Heavy lace, ala burlap, and fit ring, like around a latte or mocha. Nose is super sweet with malt. Taste is bonk of sweet that takes a long time to work itself out. Flat and tart in the front moving round as it goes back. Full mouth at the end. Creamy end, with a bite of chocolate leftovers, like the gooey bitterness left over after chocolate milk. Nice beer!

4.2
SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2010
I don’t like porters. This is no porter. Black and chocolate, but dry like a porter. It’s more of a really good, dry stout.

4.2
arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 Pours dark black with off white head, aroma is full of dark coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is rich with chocolate, smoke, and some floral notes, ending smoky and chocolatey with a nice thick mouthfeel. Excellent porter!

4
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
another fine founders offering... pours fairly thich and very dark, almost stout-like. thick tan head and heavy, heavy lacing. nose is dark roast and dark chocolate with raisen and vanilla and hints of smoke and coffee. taste is superb, as are most of the founders beers. certainly one of the better porters available.

3.7
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2010
A thick opaque brown brew. Minimal tan head. A grassy chocolate aroma. Rich bitter taste, long lasting, making it seem more stout like as the chocolate sweetness and balance is lost, which I like in a porter. Still, this is a memorable beer.


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