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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,585 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,585
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 267
Gots: 622 | 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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Photo of Furlinator
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 01/09/14.

Pours opaque dark brown with 1 inch of tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring and cap on top and leaves spotty lace.

Smell is of coffee, cocoa and faint grassy hops.

Flavor are dominated by roasted (almost smoked) dark malt with coffee and bitter dark chocolate. There is a subtle hop presence on the finish.

Texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a solid, well balanced American porter.

Furlinator, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

EyePeeAyBryan, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

PeakedInHighSchool, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Brenden1
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Brenden1, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of masterofsparks
4/5  rDev -5.9%

masterofsparks, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of bdtva
4/5  rDev -5.9%

bdtva, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of patrick802
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

patrick802, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

planbee, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Gwalchgwynn67, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of wellsnb
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

wellsnb, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of mjurney
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pitch black color. Brown head, very creamy.

Aroma:
Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, a little dark fruit.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Deep roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, woody, burnt caramel, with some black licorice. Finish is very bitter, dry and smoky. Body is thick, a little syrupy, smooth, dry.

Overall:
It's a very good porter.

mjurney, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BrooBub, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of calivessel
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

calivessel, Mar 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

cyguyjg, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

AudioGilz, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

poorbuthappy, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

greenspointexas, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Dr_Q
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can smell the alcohol. Chocolate and coffee, really smells and tastes good. A little hoppy with a great mouth feel, smooth, and delicious. I love porters and this is a very good example.

O: Can really smell the hops and malt, with a hint of chocolate.

T: A little creamy, great mouthfeel, smooth, but with a little bitter chocolate.

A: Beautiful!. I would like a larger head, and almost no lacing on the glass. Has that swirl that is nice.

Dr_Q, Mar 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

midlifec, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Fridge temp, about 41 F. 1421339130127B is the bottle code. Purchased by a friend in Texas and shipped to Washington.

Pours black with a tiny head. Small amount of very fine, very slow carbonation. Smell is rich, chocolatey, slightly yeasty, some coffee. Mild, though. Maybe it'll open as it warms.

Taste is coffee, yeast, date-ish sweetness, smokey roast. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly grainy. Overall, quite tasty. Not sad I have most of a six pack left.

snaotheus, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

butters_mcgee, Mar 22, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,585 ratings.