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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,321 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,321
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 325
Gots: 1,006 | FT: 24
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
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Ratings: 6,321 | Reviews: 1,450
Photo of CNP
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark color, very rich, chocolate flavor makes it acceptable, tho very strong.

Photo of Muscatjo
3.33/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite by Founders. Maybe I just prefer stouts to porters but this didnt go down as smooth as I liked and had very intense dark flavors. It was very strong and had a long finish.

Photo of rbjorkman
2/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

- very dark in color
- thick
- tastes like coco
- choclatey after taste

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of my favorite year-round porters, a must try if you appreciate dark smokey cocoa & thick creamy mouthfeel. word.

Photo of Taybeh
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Did a little side-by-side the other night with GL Ed Fitz, Odell Cutthroat, and Deschutes BB, all of which I always enjoy. But in comparison, Founders just killed it, to my surprise.

Photo of sdwchef
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Old drinkable when I eat chocolate.

Photo of Krabapplekid
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the Patrick Roy of porters, the porter which with all others must now be compared. Founders substantiates the state of Michigan in the brewing community. If the sitcom Fargo could be enhanced by a beer, it is this beer. I would rather have one six pack of Founders Porter per week for the rest of my life than world peace, the ability to fly, or Scarlett Johansson.

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

There's a reason why Founder's is mentioned any time there's a discussion of breweries with solid (indeed, excellent) line-ups. Had as part of flight. Dark chocolate in color with a mocha head, aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, a little baking cocoa. Taste follows, with some smokey, roasted bitterness. Thick and beautiful feel.

Photo of Jaheeres13
2.85/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not bad for my first porter

Photo of drunkenmess
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well done Founders. One of my favourite porters. Cant get enough, the heaviness is exactly what I was looking for. Goes really good with Muenster cheese.

Photo of Christina102
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chocolate taste Very smoothe! Good

Photo of 50marathons
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not sure I've had a better porter. This is a great reminder of why this is my favorite style of beer. This particular beer has just the right blend of malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate. So good.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking this at Brasserie Zentral from a bottle while eating foie gras – the lable on the bottle goes surprisingly well with the restaurant.
A: Brilliant chestnut body topped with a 1” finely bubbled light tan collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: A chocolate caramel nose hides an assertive bitter finish.
T: Sweet caramel chocolate culminates in a balancing bitter hop accent.
F: Silky smooth, medium full body, very fine soft carbonation.
O: Amazed at how well this goes with foie gras.

Photo of rolltide239
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great porter. Very smooth and chewy.

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2nd best porter I've ever tried behind only the immortal HF Everett...what an "underrated" beer... This may be a fridge staple in years to come

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Midnight black with a frothy tan head.
S: Roasted malt, raisins, dried fruit, a hint of sweetness.
T: Toasted bread, nutty, slight bitterness combined with a hint of chocolate like sweetness. Had a nice dry finish with a slight kick of alcoholic warmth and some smokiness.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation.
O: Very good porter. Was enjoyable from the first to the last sip.

Photo of budman619
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Digging founders right now! Everyone was telling me to try breakfast stout so i got one and a porter and enjoyed the porter a little more. Both are fantastic!!

Photo of DarraghKS
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Milk chocolate foam which is extremely short lived, well carbonated with slight sweetness in the aroma. Obvious chocolate, with slight acidic taste in the fore front. Evenly bittered with a slight coffee/smokey aftertaste. Extremely enjoyable!

Photo of silverblaze540
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Thick head, over an inch that is brown with big bubbles. Head dissipates slowly. Completely opaque with a reddish tint near the edges.

S - Malt, prunes, chocolate

T - Dark sweet fruits at the front. Chocolate in the middle. A mild hoppy bitter finish. No strong alcohol taste.

M - Minimal alcohol and carbonation burn.

O - A solidly good beer, but nothing exciting. Does what it needs to as a porter. Not too bitter, with a nice taste.

Photo of Paul432_1
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a delicious Porter. Very dark, robust and full of flavor. I will be drinking this again.

Photo of jaxray8
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

as good porter as i've ever had

Photo of chopp02
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not a Porter fan (for the most part) but I am a big fan of this beer! It has a tremendous bold flavor and the color and smell of this beer are full of flavor as well.

Photo of Cesarz
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is definitely NOT a porter. Its a nice beer but I would classify it as an Imperial Stout. Very rich malt, sweet, roastiness, coffee.

Photo of humuloner22
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decent Porter, but I have better and this is why:

Appearance: Dark almost black, decent amount of head lingering globs of lacing are on the side of the glass and present on the layer that lies over the top of the beer.

Aroma: Some malts, a little hop citrus like notes, but not anything like a black IPA.

Taste: Fairly straightforward nothing outstanding, there is a bit of hop bite to this one which makes it a little bit different but then again some Porters are more hop forward, I tend to like mine more roast malts and creamy.

Overall: Not the best porter I have had tonight. I liked my local breweries offering better, I am not being biased but they made a solid beer!

Photo of BeerConny
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think it's perfect. Alcohol content is just right for me and so is the bitterness. Coffee taste is not harsh at all. I like this better than their breakfast stout, but that is still good too. If you like porters and stouts then you should definately appreciate this brew.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,321 ratings.