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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,593 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,593
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 267
Gots: 625 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -10.8%

guinness_myBoy, Oct 03, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +7%

beardedvaper99, Oct 03, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +8%

EvilRob, Oct 03, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a bit darker than expected from a porter. Almost pitch black with mocha head with decent amount of lacing. Retention is ok.

S: It does smell like a typical porter though. You get milk chocolate, some very sweet coffee notes, a tiny bit of cigar and leather. There is not much of a strong roasted smell in this. This seems like a very sweet, easy to drink porter.

T: Oh boy, you do feel the hoppiness quite well in this. 45 IBU is most definitely above average for a porter. The beer is a strong milk chocolate bomb. Quite sweet, with a good amount of leahter, pepper, cigar smoke and vanilla. Almost seems like it was bourbon aged, even though it's not. It all get together with the resinous hops that cuts the beer. Really great stuff.

M: A bit too sticky for my taste in a porter, but still very decent. I usually like a silky smooth porter, but whatever.

O: I think we have a winner here. Although it doesn't feel really great, it is still a very good beer that is worthy of the praise it gets and should be tried by all porter lovers.

flipper2gv, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

HavasuDG, Oct 03, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.72/5  rDev +10.8%

MickeyKnox, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

EdwardK77, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Need a re-review, but had on tap:
Dark brown towards black with minimal head or apparent carbonation.
Nose is dark roasted coffee, tobacco, and even some smokiness-this component almost smells a bit like a Slim Jim.
Taste interests me more with the smokiness than the other flavors that are more prevalent: tobacco, astringent coffee, some chocolate.
Feel is quite smooth, but carbonation missing from sight is present. Medium body.
Enjoyed this beer, but was stealing sips to do this review. Definitely need another shot at this one to mail it down more.

cjgiant, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

hiker1701a, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BlueAndBrew, Sep 28, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

amattocks2, Sep 28, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,593 ratings.