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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,169 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,169
Reviews: 1,316
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 232
Gots: 476 | 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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TuffNut87

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Founders brew. In a pint glass it was obsidian and opaque. The lacing was good and there was a thin cocoa film of head. The taste was good, and it was silky smooth on my palate. The taste was not as complex as I expected, but it left that satisfying bitterness that porter fans love. I will try other porters before returning to this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 03:04:32 | More by TuffNut87
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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 5,169 ratings.