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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,183 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,183
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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Jamesohn

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-07-2013 17:09:25 | More by Jamesohn
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Evarigan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-13-2013 03:24:27 | More by Evarigan
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Simo5301

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-27-2012 03:51:24 | More by Simo5301
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-10-2012 04:55:13 | More by mmmaaattt
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-15-2012 01:12:38 | More by Hanzo
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Sean45812

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-11-2014 01:38:24 | More by Sean45812
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rustyeaton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-09-2014 18:06:01 | More by rustyeaton
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SGDJosh


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-14-2012 17:11:22 | More by SGDJosh
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phiberoptik

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice black brown with a thin mocha head. This looks like what some lesser breweries would call their stout. Pours with a nice body and some viscosity.

Smells of toffee, roasted coffee beans, bits of charred wood, dry cocoa powde, some vanilla and oak characteristics as well.

Bitter dark chocolate, smoky tobacco, definite roasted malt characteristics. Unknown sweetness in the middle, with a mild bitter finish.

Medium bodied with the carbonation of an aged beer. Smooth, rich, almost creamy, and just a bit thinner than a stout.

This is on another level of most other porter's I have had. A perfect example of what a porter was many decades ago and needs to become again. Another top notch style representation from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 00:58:07 | More by phiberoptik
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blklabel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-22-2013 12:29:44 | More by blklabel
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-22-2013 00:21:10 | More by detrockcitey
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BeStoutMyHeart

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-21-2013 03:18:38 | More by BeStoutMyHeart
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BDub


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-02-2012 23:28:21 | More by BDub
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-17-2013 20:36:17 | More by Lamdawg420
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-07-2014 00:20:56 | More by NonicPanic
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with Bottled 4/28/11 stamped on the neck of the bottle.

Pours pitch black in color. Even when held to the light, you can see virtually nothing other than black. Without a doubt the darkest/thickest Porter that I've ever had. One finger of beige colored head has settled to a thin lace after a few minutes or so, but the head retention is impressive.

Full on aroma of dark chocolate, anise, and roasted barley. Very nice.

Wow! This is one fantastic Porter. Big and robust with flavors of intense dark chocolate, hop bitterness, espresso bean, a hint of smokiness, and maybe a touch woody.

Full bodied mouthfeel with low lying carbonation.

This is the best Porter that I've yet to sample. Enough said.

Morey's Bottom Line: This is thicker and more flavorful than many breweries Stouts. I'm not usually a huge fan of the style, because if I'm going to drink a dark beer, I want to go all out. Well...fortunately for me, Founders went all out on this one. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 23:30:28 | More by Morey
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TheDoak

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-22-2013 02:04:30 | More by TheDoak
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Dat

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Canti4341

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-11-2013 19:03:40 | More by Canti4341
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mletten

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-23-2013 01:31:07 | More by mletten
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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meb3476

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Holdren84

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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TheBeerDad

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-21-2014 16:32:47 | More by TheBeerDad
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-17-2012 07:03:30 | More by NickyDee21
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,183 ratings.