RATINGS: 2135   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
viverlee (18) - - FEB 4, 2013

Too often in a fit of oh shit the babys going to wake up, poop everywhere and need to be changed, fed and played with I dont let the beer mellow, to come down a few degrees. I started this review in haste before deciding to take my own advice. Glad I did.

STYLE: American Porter

ABV: 6.5%

LOOK: Unremarkable, the midpoint between oily and soda. An appalling lack of lacing. What head?

NOSE: Were off to a rather good start. Over a foot away, I can smell the chocolate and red fruits as it pours. Better as it warms. Smoother too. Weve gone from metallic to mid-range coffee.

MOUTH: It settles into coffee and lightly burnt malts. Not the extraordinary failure I thought it was at first. Medium body, dirty, barn doors, green pear. It has to be sessionable, but not because the ABV is relatively low. It simply lacks something robust, be it flavor or texture.

Beeradvocate Rating: 95

ratebeer Rating: 100

Hayward Abbey Rating: 82

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lmojoh (566) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet Jekta Troms delt med DjOeye. Aroma trr duft, kaffenoter, sjokolade, vanilje. Utseende sort med beige skum. Smak kaffe, vanilje, sjokolade, mocca. En porter i egen klasse med god smak og balanse. Godt l

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djoeye (4256) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
Founders Porter: Aroma; caramel pudding, vanilla nut, milky roasted malts, light chocolate, wow. Look; light brown head, black body. Taste; chocolate, caramel, dry prune, nuts, vanilla, milky chocolate, smooth cocoa and finishes soft tasty chocolate mocca. Feel; soft, gentle, fully. Overall; top taste, wonderful. [35.5cl btl 6.5% 45ibu BB04082017 B@Vinmonopolet Langnes Troms]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (351) - Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Black in color with a thin tan head that receeds quickly. Thin collar that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and cherry. Silky texture. Medium-bodied. Sweet at first than finishes with a slight bitterness that lingers in the mouth. Taste like the dry Nesquick. With everything going on in this beer i understand the 100 out of 100. Great porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2174) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2017
070217. Bottle at Artturi, Tampere. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma burnt malts, chocolate. Smooth bodied. Very well balanced. Not. Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
mschroeg (2) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2017 does not count
I had the good fortune of visiting Grand Rapids, Mi In 2014. Founders Brewery was the 1st stop on our itinerary as was the brewery store. I do not remember the food at the place, but the flavor, aroma and taste, ALL of their offerings were most impresive. Now that Im back in Kansas I highly recommend the Porter, Dirty Bastard and Oatmeal Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (822) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 5, 2017
Totalmente negra, espuma marrom de boa formao e mdia persistncia. Aroma mais para cacau/chocolate, nozes, menor intensidade caf. No paladar mdio amargor torrado e mdio dulor de caramelo. Corpo cremoso e mdia carbonatao. Final de mdia persistncia, trs mais nozes, leve baunilha e cacau, otimo drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (1697) - BELARUS - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Petroleum black colour, medium-sized tan head. Good lacing. Intense roasted aroma that of malts and coffee. Some brandy. Medium body. Velvety mouth feel. Sweetish flavour brings the notes of coffee, dark chocolate, brandy. Light bitterness gives balance to it all. Good job. That said I am not really fond of beers with big dessert flavours like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafalopez (6) - Castellar del Valles, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2017 does not count
No soy un entendido pero muy buena porter. Negra opaca, con olor y sabor caracterstico a malta tostada, con notas de caf y chocolate. Deja el paladar algo seco quizs. Para repetir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollinsr (622) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 26, 2017
Pours black with brown silky head. Aroma is smooth mocha with dark and nutty fruit character. Flavor is musty and bittersweet with smoked chocolates dominating most of the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (934) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Piana beżowa, średnio wysoka, gęsto zdobi szkło. Samo piwo w grubszym szkle jest właściwie czarne, nieprzejrzyste. W aromacie gorzka czekolada, wafelki czekoladowe,lekkie akcenty palone. W smaku bardziej już kawowe, orzechowe klimaty. Średnio pełne. Goryczka zaznaczona, przyjemna, trawiasta. Wysycenie raczej w stronę wysokiego, mogło by być mniejsze. Przyjemne piwo, może momentami nieco pustawe. Wydaje mi się, że w tym wypadku większa butelka byłaby jak najbardziej na miejscu:P

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