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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,036 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,036
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 300
Gots: 829 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BillCheck
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MightyMonk
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can Founders make a bad beer?
This is a top of the line porter.
Beautiful color and rich head that entices a drink.
The firs taste is a tease that asks for another.
Very rich and full of aroma with sweet after taste.
Similar but lighter than Founders Imperial Stout which is world class.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.99/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that immediately dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds of foam.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with lots of rich, earthy, bready, roasted malt aromas up front, imparting notes of freshly baked pumpernickel bread, freshly ground coffee beans, dark molasses, dark chocolate, brown sugar, a touch of smoke, and a touch of floral hops aromas.

Taste: Delicious! Lots of earthy, roasted malt flavors up front, like toasted dark bread, coffee, dark molasses, a touch of smoke and tobacco. I also get notes of brown sugar-like sweetness, a touch of licorice, and a touch of hops at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium/medium-chewy and very smooth, as there is very little carbonation. With and ABV of 6.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an absolutely outstanding porter! Highly recommended!

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluto2020
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of otoolman221
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbadon
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dditto2
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed it in a mix n match. Wow it is good.
A:Black. Foamy head retains beautiful color.
S:Coffee, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, lightly noticeable hop.
T:All of the above. Malt and hops very nicely balanced.
F: Thick and creamy with a considerable amount of carbonation.
O: Definately world class. Wish I bought more than 1.

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdenham
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadwow13
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tikiri
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timontheroad
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured jet black with a thick one finger head. Receded to a bubbly film that left some nice lacing.
Smell: Coffee and chocolate notes were very prominent, with some roasty malt flavors in the background
Taste: Big coffee flavor, with a bit of a smoky flavor as well as dark roasted malt flavors.
Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied, pretty creamy, nice carbonation feel as well.
Overall: I'm not the biggest Porter fan, as many seem to be almost thin watered down versions of a stout, but this beer has none of those drawbacks - simply a great beer, wish Founders had regular distribution in CO.

Photo of BrenttYork
4.94/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Samuel906
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours absolutely pitch black with a pillow dark khaki head with strong retention. Very little light or color shines through even in direct light. Smell is fairly mild actually, but lots of roasty malts, chocolate. Faint hazelnut. Taste is pretty much everything you'd ever want out of a porter; toasted malt, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, and brown sugar. Feel is pretty much perfect for a porter: rich, smooth and full with moderate carbonation, but not to full that it is difficult to drink. Overall, great porter, one of the best of the style.

Photo of Nctide
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COLIN007
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of T-34-85
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grichard
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettFM
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: January 18, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: AFV watching with the fam... APPEARANCE: jet black body; thick, creamy brown head that laces attractively; impressive screen of head is left behind... AROMA: some fragrant hops suggest a somewhat sophisticated premium lager; however, doughy malts make clear the beer's style... PALATE: whoa--high IBUs make for quite a blunt force impact at the teeth; a medium-balanced beer with a bold finish suggests more than 6.5% ABV...TASTE: the label suggests dark and rich--sweet and sour is perhaps may be a better hashtag; some whiskey or scotch...OVERALL: an intense porter, one that cannot be taken lightly; a mouthful of hop and malts, for sure...

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,036 ratings.