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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,092 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,092
Reviews: 1,312
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 229
Gots: 452 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003)
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Liberty Street in Allentown where the menu description reads simply "dark, rich and sexy." That's pretty accurate, but I will attempt to provide a few more details.

It's certainly dark - like semi-sweet chocolate with a half finger of head that does not stick around very long.

It's rich (in taste, at least). Surprisingly, the nose on this one is rather bland. The body, however, is thick and delicious. Those who erroneously refer to Draught Guinness as a "meal" in itself would probably think that this is a five-course dinner!

There are also solid roasty notes particularly on the finish. The roasted bitterness lasts long after each sip goes down.

It's sexy... well, it's certainly at least a touch smokey. I caught a faint note of smoke as I neared the bottom of the glass.

Let's just say that it is one of the best porters out there.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2012 05:09:09 | More by 57md
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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,092 ratings.