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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,161 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,161
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 232
Gots: 476 | 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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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-23-2013 03:12:34 | More by OregonGrown7
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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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Mgm54

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-22-2013 19:14:54 | More by Mgm54
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-22-2013 17:33:08 | More by windypete
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2013 16:25:01 | More by Zonian1
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2013 14:53:57 | More by Snooprobirob
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-22-2013 14:15:35 | More by thedifferencemaker
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mpgillett

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-22-2013 02:40:44 | More by mpgillett
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-21-2013 22:11:35 | More by RandyPuckett
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UHCougar12

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-20-2013 13:29:16 | More by UHCougar12
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DayMD

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-20-2013 08:47:08 | More by DayMD
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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Founders Porter
Founders Brewing Company, MI
---from bottle to stemmed porter/stout glass---

Appearance
Pours a dark mahogany brown but sits in the glass pitch black. Good tan head settles to a thin cap with good lacing.

Smell
Chocolate birthday cake. Caramel and licorice. Iced mocha. Slight grassy hop.

Taste
Sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee. Mocha. Finishes with bitter dark chocolate. Hops play an integral role in the background of this beer, though you may not notice right away.

Mouth-feel
Silky smooth. Perfect carbonation level. A little sticky from all the sweet. Dark chocolate lingers…

Overall
Very creamy/silky. This is the first Porter I have agreed with. Not overly burnt. Very well balanced. Gets better as it warms up – contemplating putting this baby in the microwave… kidding… kinda…

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 04:20:06 | More by Kevin-Wieken
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elroacho

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-19-2013 14:12:22 | More by elroacho
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thornburyslasher

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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JG-90

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-19-2013 04:52:42 | More by JG-90
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gr0g

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid black in color, capped with a one-finger khaki head. Good retention and lace formation. Cocoa is the primary component of the aroma along with some toasted grain. Some citric American hop aroma on the back end.

Predominantly dry with a mocha-like flavor. Mild bitterness that picks up a bit toward the finish. Mouthfeel is very good, bordering on silky, and it complements the flavor profile exceedingly well. Robust and tasty with no alcohol presence on the palate.

Founders has a very nice porter here, though that's not surprising given the overall quality of their lineup. Count this among the benchmarks for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 03:25:56 | More by gr0g
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-19-2013 02:59:13 | More by crowbar540
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Cowguy

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-18-2013 23:08:35 | More by Cowguy
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northbayrugger

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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ChanceK

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-18-2013 02:39:01 | More by ChanceK
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BSK_ONE

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, with a quickly fading creamy head, minimal lacing.
S: Dark chocolate, coffee and malted loveliness.
T: Coffee, chocolate with a late hitting bitterness, in a good way.
M: Limited bitterness, overall good mouthfeel
O: Enjoyed this beer. Paired it with a filet mignon, green beans and rice. The combination made for an enjoyable experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 01:19:34 | More by BSK_ONE
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MonkeyStain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-17-2013 23:29:33 | More by MonkeyStain
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Bigtwin

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-17-2013 15:25:29 | More by Bigtwin
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,161 ratings.