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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,090 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,090
Reviews: 1,312
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 229
Gots: 451 | FT: 23
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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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into one of my New Belgium snifters.

Bottled on date indicates that this was bottled on the 8th day of some month in 2012, but the month printed on the bottle is smudged and illegible.

A: Pours a "lighter shade of black", with a big thick rich tan head on top, 2 fingers worth.

S: Roasty, mild notes of coffee, and a surprising amount of chocolate in the nose.

T: Big, bold, spicy notes up front. I'm not sure if the spice I'm picking up on is a hint of pepper, a touch of alcohol, or something else. Notes of chocolate arrive next, and they're presence isn't negligible. A moderate amount of hop bitterness and grapefruit make their presence known on the back end, to balance this beer out and give it another dimension of character.

M: Great carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish. This is playing all the right notes.

D/O: This brew smoothed out as I worked through the pint. And as it warmed, the chocolate became more and more pronounced. Definitely repeatable. I would definitely consider getting this by the keg.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 22:34:11 | More by psuKinger
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A- Pours thick, but an aggressive pour yields a lot of tan head. Deep black.

S- Roast, a little fruity notes. Roast comes out more as it warms.

T- Roast, some tangy hops, more roast. Delicious and what I expect in a porter.

M- Not to thick, not too light. My standard for the style.

O- My favorite porter. Very affordable, very available, very easy-drinking, very rich and flavorful. Cheers

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Aroma of roasted malt
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Flavor begins with roasted malt bitterness, slowly changing to a light chocolaty sweetness; no alcohol, no diacetyl
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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,090 ratings.