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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,649 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4649
Reviews: 1289
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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BeerSnobery

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-07-2013 02:41:31 | More by BeerSnobery
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-23-2014 13:56:33 | More by JSchock7
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ranger7

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

04-23-2014 02:10:44 | More by ranger7
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

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

12oz bottle into goblet glass

A: Slick and solid sporting a mean opacity obstructing all light. Medium pour generated a one-finger head with copper luster, although it didn’t seem to stick around too long. Retention is low and carbonation is difficult to discern. Body looks like it’s bringing some viscosity, which is enticing.

S: Sweet caramel and robust malt infused with rich dark chocolate accompanied by hints of coffee and mild roast. Sweetness pervades the nose trailed by milkier coco and notes of toffee.

T: Roasty caramelized malt and superb dark coffee flooded with fine chocolate and weak anise-licorice spice – tantalizing vanilla bean. The roasted character instills a subtle smokiness that imparts light birch and some earth. The caramelized aroma brings a sugary sweetness reminiscent of the milk stout style. Powerful hop character, but hardly noticeable over the mean malts and bittersweet cacao.

M: Well bodied, excellent for a porter. Low carbonation, mouth filling, like drinking velvety oil. After taste is sweet and lingering – not too dry, pleasant

O: This is a mean porter, that’s for sure. Honestly it drinks like a milk stout that has been amped up with more intense hop character and rich roasted malt. Sweet but balanced with dark chocolate and coffee bean. Always have to comment on the body of porters, and this one is basically where I wanted it. Founders clearly knows what they’re doing, this is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:04:03 | More by ZagZagg
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bigaddy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-22-2014 23:23:31 | More by bigaddy
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Lwkerr

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-22-2014 23:20:24 | More by Lwkerr
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Jamiesue

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-22-2014 16:17:10 | More by Jamiesue
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phlogiston


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-22-2014 04:41:48 | More by phlogiston
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Dave2234

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-22-2014 04:40:41 | More by Dave2234
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Jdotswizz

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-22-2014 02:44:04 | More by Jdotswizz
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Shaunbkgb

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-22-2014 02:40:44 | More by Shaunbkgb
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

3/5  rDev -29.6%

04-22-2014 00:08:54 | More by michaeljstraub
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-21-2014 23:08:48 | More by GOBLIN
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-21-2014 20:56:52 | More by Syracuse12
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-21-2014 19:30:05 | More by bump8628
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velcrogrip

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-21-2014 19:26:24 | More by velcrogrip
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-21-2014 19:16:52 | More by Sconi_tom
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DWheeler379

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-21-2014 16:56:53 | More by DWheeler379
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sneth019

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-21-2014 14:10:48 | More by sneth019
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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

3.39/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appetizer: black and syrupy, with nominal carbonation and a moderately sweet inviting aroma

Entree: smooth initial taste, (full-bodied comes to mind), with a lingering but surprisingly, a mild unsavory aftertaste (compared to Deschutes Black Butte I'd sampled a week or so prior)--again, not a brewmaster / judge.

Dessert: would I have again? probably. Does it live up to the hype I long heard / read / saw ? not really, considering I have been sampling several porters lately, and to me, not a "craving" type that I had hoped.

Ch33rs!!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 12:44:10 | More by Honisbygonis
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anabar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-21-2014 05:35:51 | More by anabar
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Phigg1102

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Seabass1964

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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beerdave

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

to be honest i am pretty disappointed by most porters and wasn't expecting much from this one and boy was i wrong. pours pitch black with brownish-cola edges and a dark khaki head. the nose is rich and deep - dark chocolates, dark almost burnt toast, coffee, milk chocolate raisins and the slight burnt/smoky notes that are common to many porters but are much more intense here. the taste follows - lots of sweet and bittersweet chocolate, campfire smoke, dark toasted almonds - a little booze heat at the end. the mouthfeel is great - rich and smooth, chewy but not cloying, and for such a sweet beer finishes dry. all in all i really enjoyed this and might even get it again, which is rare for me and porters. i would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 22:42:11 | More by jwchestnut
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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,649 ratings.