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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,180 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,180
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 234
Gots: 480 | 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:
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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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer pored out dark as motor oil and is dark as night except on the edges while held up to the light, which revealed a small amount of red. It poured out a small half finger head that looks creamy and has tinny little bubbles that dissipated rather quickly. Nice looking beer but wish the head was bigger and retained longer.

S- I can smell this beer from a few feet away. This one is really roasty and rich smelling. When the beer is swirled it releases a more creamy toffee smell that is soft on the nose. I get a slight black coffee smell followed by a real faint chocolate. Very nice smelling beer.

T- First thing I noticed is the nice dark malt flavor of the beer. Followed by a roastyness and a nice bitterness. I get a good amount of leftover flavor on my tongue that reminds me of a really dark coffee. There is a nice toffee note in the background to the roasted quality of this beer. Well done.

M- Nice medium bodied beer that is really smooth. Carbonation is right on for this one. It dries my mouth out on the finish. Makes me want to take another sip right away. The body of this beer is what reminds me of a porter. Tends to be thinner then a typical stout.

O- This is an excellent porter. I love the roasted quality along with how rich and smooth it is. I typically do not grab porters but this one will definitely be a regular in my fridge. Excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 23:44:54 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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A: OK, nothing special, though. The beer is dark and completely opaque; no light gets through. The lacing is adequate. The only problem I had with this beer was that the head was practically nonexistent.

S: I love it! Obvious presence of lactose sugar and milk. There's also a significant presence of burnt malt, and this imparts a mild coffee smell. No hops are apparent.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,180 ratings.