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RATINGS: 2121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tak_en_Lou (7) - - FEB 25, 2012
Pours an opaque darkest brown almost black. Quickly gone half finger tan head, but think the pour wasnt exactly spot on. Very little lacing, spotty. Getting dark coffee in the nose and something reminding me of Belgian ales I have not liked in the past. The aroma pretty much ends there...maybe some earthiness but that may be something on my fingers. Im getting like a sort of nutty earth and rubbery cheap candybar in the taste, super thin in the mouth, little oily, sticks around too long with that peanut butter aftertaste thing going on. And on third/fourth sip Im getting like a heavy sharp dose of medicinal alcohol and is that a dark fruit creeping in? Not bad, not great, a porter, but not what Im looking for in a porter. Founders has yet to impress me, the Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale was much on the same level. Meh.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5240) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Chucks 85th, Seattle. Very creamy but thin head, very dark brown. Delicious roast body, smooth roast bitterness. Chewy body. Fantastic American porter example. Clean flavors, lovely balanced roast and dark chocolate nib. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CyborgX (74) - THAILAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle - Aroma is not strong, and is of burnt cereal. Taste is of the usual suspects, coffee, burnt malts cereal, and coffee. Not a bad brew. Not sweet like their Breakfast Stout, and has a slight bitter taste, and noticeable bitter ending ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (514) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2017
Pours thick and black from the bottle and leaves a large, creamy beige head. An aroma of rich dark chocolate greets the nose, accocmpanied by smokey slightly burnt notes. The taste is sweet chocolate up front, before sliding into a finish marked by both a light sourness and strong roasted bitterness. The body is heavy, smooth, and the brew has overall a rich, creamy feel in the mouth. I still prefer Anchor Porter, but this is excellent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisP (325) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Une bire noire opaque, avec une fine ligne de carbonatation. Au nez, le chocolat est fort prsent, avec galement beaucoup de caf et une impression dalcool que lon ressent en plus. Au got, limpression chocolate est bien prsente, avec un gout dalcool qui ne se laisse pas dsirer. Aprs le chocolat et lalcool, on gote fort bien le caf avec le malt torrfi faisant bien son oeuvre. La bire me semble assez forte pour un 6,5% dalcool, ce qui lui enlve un peu de buvabilit. On peroit une teinte damertume en finale. Au final cest un bon porter mais manque de buvabilit pour tre vraiment exceptionnel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (3625) - Mikołw, POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle. Lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, light vanilla, subtle fruity esters, very light roast, cookies. Medium body, lots of chocolate, light coffee in the finish. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Pint at the brewery. silly and full body, chocolat and caffe creamy head. easy drink.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Livendadream (218) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Btl pours a opaque black color, huge, billowing tan head that hangs around leaving doilies of lace on glass. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, toasted bread, malted milk balls and vanilla. Tastes of coffee,vanilla,bakers chocolate, roasted grain, spicy hops and alcohol. Full body, perfect carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter and spicy finish. This is a beautifully designed porter bordering on perfect. Wonderful!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Black with a foamy light tan head. Lovely deep dark chocolate and doughnut like qualities with a bit of roast black malt. Semisweet flavor thats roasty and chocolaty and slightly caramelly, gentle Java tones, velvety and full bodied. Lovely and near perfect beer but perfect for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (204) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2016
12oz bottle pours black with tan head smells of root beer, taste was dark chocolate malt very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsMuse12 (9) - homosassa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2016 does not count
Bottles bought in Traverse City and taken to Houston to enjoy at Thanksgiving. Malt, chocolate, and coffee. Good bitterness with full body. Drank a lot of it over the holiday and it never got boring.


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