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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,792 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,792
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 277
Gots: 694 | FT: 25
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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2/5  rDev -52.9%

MIP229, Mar 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

ab39z, Jan 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.9%

Bonko_the_sane, Jul 05, 2013
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2.08/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Everything was ok except for the taste of this one. It's very heavy and dark but the taste was just too much-tasted burnt-more so than even the smokiest of rauchbiers. Surprised this beer scores so well. I thought it was just off-maybe I got a 6 pack that burnt on the bottom of the tank!

This is the only beer I've had from Founders and have heard lots of good things subsequent to this tasting so I guess it is surprising how much I didn't like it. Will give them another try but will pass on their porter-this one just didn't do it for me.

deebo, Mar 29, 2011
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2.16/5  rDev -49.2%

Oprimist1, Sep 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

callieokc, Jul 07, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -46.4%

Kirk92, Nov 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
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2.52/5  rDev -40.7%

Matt_Lutz, Aug 15, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz twistoff into my Harpoon Liviathan Baltic Porter glass.

Appearance: Dark black, can not see through it. There was NO head and no laceing.

Smell: Roaster malt, chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Was just OK, malts, strong coffee and a little chocolate came through. Almost a creamy finish.

Mouthfeel: I get a lot of coffee and not much else with no carbonation.

Drinkability: I do not have the desire to finish this one. It is just OK and I would not buy another.

NHJim, Apr 21, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

Will96, Feb 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

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2.83/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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2.88/5  rDev -32.2%

Noaksmn, Oct 09, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,792 ratings.