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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,189 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,189
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 235
Gots: 483 | 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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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz.. bottle into a tulip.

Coming out of the bottle, Founders Porter looks thick and viscous, with a nearly black color. There is a small off-white head that manages to leave a bit of lace down the sides of the glass.

The aroma is full of unsweetened dark chocolate and roasted malt. A bit of espresso and a generous hop bill adds a bitter aroma.

For a porter, this beer is definitely big on flavor. The unsweetened dark chocolate and roasted malts dominate, but a general hoppiness works its way in toward the end. Each sip also has a little bit of caramel sweetness, vanilla, and coffee.

Founders Porter is a little bit on the sticky side, despite not having a strong sweet character. The carbonation is right in the middle between creamy and smooth, and the body is on the full side for the style, despite not having a huge ABV.

This is yet another example of a well made beer from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 07:47:51 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,189 ratings.