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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter

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95
world-class

4,663 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4663
Reviews: 1291
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-23-2013 02:43:42 | More by georgiaboy8686
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Don't have the best lighting at the moment, but this pours black in the middle, with a very dark brown around the edges. Half a finger of head that dissipated very quickly.

S: A hint of milk/dark chocolate which almost gets completely overtaken by a very heavy roasted malt and oats smell.

T: Taste follws the smell very closely. Dominated by roasted grain, chocolate and what I think is a dark french pressed coffee sandwhiched between the roast on the front and the sweet from the chocolate on the end.

M: Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel start to finish and the chocolate is what lasts to create that creamy feeling.

O: By far one of the best porters I've ever had and since it's a year-round beer for Founders, I will definitely by it again on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 00:35:53 | More by DrumKid003
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-24-2014 23:02:25 | More by Colin77
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-24-2014 17:36:13 | More by Skwalk47
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California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-24-2014 17:21:03 | More by ezperkins2
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

04-24-2014 11:51:40 | More by 2ellas
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-23-2014 23:20:17 | More by DerekQXQX
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-23-2014 18:12:16 | More by EvilAsh
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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ranger7

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

04-23-2014 02:10:44 | More by ranger7
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into goblet glass

A: Slick and solid sporting a mean opacity obstructing all light. Medium pour generated a one-finger head with copper luster, although it didn’t seem to stick around too long. Retention is low and carbonation is difficult to discern. Body looks like it’s bringing some viscosity, which is enticing.

S: Sweet caramel and robust malt infused with rich dark chocolate accompanied by hints of coffee and mild roast. Sweetness pervades the nose trailed by milkier coco and notes of toffee.

T: Roasty caramelized malt and superb dark coffee flooded with fine chocolate and weak anise-licorice spice – tantalizing vanilla bean. The roasted character instills a subtle smokiness that imparts light birch and some earth. The caramelized aroma brings a sugary sweetness reminiscent of the milk stout style. Powerful hop character, but hardly noticeable over the mean malts and bittersweet cacao.

M: Well bodied, excellent for a porter. Low carbonation, mouth filling, like drinking velvety oil. After taste is sweet and lingering – not too dry, pleasant

O: This is a mean porter, that’s for sure. Honestly it drinks like a milk stout that has been amped up with more intense hop character and rich roasted malt. Sweet but balanced with dark chocolate and coffee bean. Always have to comment on the body of porters, and this one is basically where I wanted it. Founders clearly knows what they’re doing, this is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:04:03 | More by ZagZagg
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bigaddy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-22-2014 23:23:31 | More by bigaddy
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Lwkerr

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Illinois

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Minnesota

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Texas

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Florida

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,663 ratings.