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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,180 Ratings
THE BROS
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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Reviews by Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance; Nearly obsidian body, utterly impenetrable to light, surmounted by a massive, persistent and somewhat coarse tan head. Thick, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls..

Aroma: Massive roasted coffee dominates the aroma, very much like freshly ground beans. Bitter cocoa as well, and some fugitive alcohol notes. The 45 IBUs are perceptible, but seem scarcely more than an afterthought.

Taste: Opens with a surge of cold coffee and bitter cocoa. Beneath this, there is a strong roasted malt presence, and an undercurrent of sweet chocolate. Late in the taste, some charcoal flavors appear. The hops but in a late appearance, offering a weak response to the massive malt presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, very soft and full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent, shows what greatness a porter can aspire to.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 17:11:30 | More by Pegasus
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3.39/5  rDev -20.2%
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This tastes exactly like coffee to me. That isn't a bad thing, I am just not picking up anything else. Add cream & sugar & I'd be having this with my breakfast tomorrow morning. Maybe leave out the cream and make an ice out of that.

Overall, a good porter & a really good beer - but there are better for the money IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
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Never actually had the Founder's Porter before today. Here goes:

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.

T: Very good. Great roasted coffee taste. The heavily-kilned malt imparts a coffee flavor, but it isn't as overbearing as in other stouts. The presence of lactose sugar also softens the burnt malt somewhat. In conclusion, while there's a significant presence of burnt malt, the harshness is mitigated by the presence of lactose sugar.

M: Nice. Thick and creamy. It glides down the throat with little resistance.

O: A very pleasant, well-balanced porter. The coffee taste isn't overbearingly bitter owing to the milkiness imparted by the lactose. Will try again.

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