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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,907 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,907
Reviews: 1,365
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 281
Gots: 733 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from bottle into glass. Good amount of foam, head was cream in color, beer was opaque brown black. Smell had fruity, coffee, and caramel notes. Tasted had deep coffee flavor, slightly smoky, sweet chocolate, strong hops, and good bitterness level. Mouth feel had a good body. Overall a great porter, had it before and will have it again.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very dark. Tan head that dissipates to a thin ring around the edge.

Smell: Dark chocolate, coffee. A bit roasty and nutty. A hint of hops.

Taste: A very roasty flavor, almost like peanuts. A hint of coffee and dark chocolate, and again, just a small hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Nice and creamy.

Overall: A very well balanced beer. Not exactly what I expected. I expected it to be a bit sweeter, but I'm still impressed.

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3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The darkest brown with a light brown head.

Coffee and roasted malt aroma.

Dark chocolate syrup is first to mind, little coffee note in there, too. The darker malts give off a charred taste. A very straight forward, hearty beer. I can't pick up the hops but there's a touch of sweetness on the finish.

Could well be a stout. A dirty kind of brew that's all the better for it.

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4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to glass

Appearance - Pours a deep brown/black colour with a good mocha coloured head that fades quickly and leaves good lacing.

Smell - Chocolate, lots of coffee, toasted malt, caramel

Taste - Dark chocolate, coffee, toasted malt, slightly smokey, vanilla. Good tasting beer!

Overall - Very good porter that has lots of coffee and chocolate flavour to it

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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with a 1 finger light brown head, which dissipates fairly quickly into lacing.

Smell: Dark chocolate, roasted barley, molasses. Touch of toasted malt and caramel. No real hop presence.

Taste: Same as the smell - dark chocolate, molasses, hint of coffee, roasted barley, and caramel malt. Finishes slightly sweet. No alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, pretty low carbonation level. Very smooth.

Overall: Easily one of the best classic porters on the market along with Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,907 ratings.