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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,187 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,187
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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Reviews by dhannes:
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle received as a gift about 5 months ago into a Perfect Pint.

A=Extremely dark brown, dark tan head of 1"+ that lasted well over a minute...very appealing. Head seemed to have a slight greenish tint to it, which I found a bit off putting.

S=Molasses and brown sugar, with a hint of coffee.

T=Coffee flavor with a slight creaminess; hints of honey, clove, and banana...also a roasty smokiness; slight sweetness and slight bitterness...I enjoyed this complexity.

M=Medium body with very modest carbonation...could taste the alcohol a bit.

O=Excellent...my second favorite behind Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald...I would definitely buy this on tap and will buy to compare head-to-head with Edmund Fitzgerald. Must try if you love porters.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 02:36:04 | More by dhannes
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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.

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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.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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