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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,213 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,213
Reviews: 1,428
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 319
Gots: 940 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU
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Ratings: 6,213 | Reviews: 1,428
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2.01/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at room temperature.

A: Pours out of the bottle an inky brown, that becomes black in the glass - so much so that it absorbs all nearby light. Forms a thin brown head, which quickly fades to a ring. No lacing to speak of.

S: Roasted malt meets light coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, all wreathed together in a nice balance.

T: And it all falls apart. I did not expect to get such a piney hop bite from the nose, yet that is virtually all I can taste in this beer. It's difficult to notice any other aspect of the flavor profile - so much so that I cannot. This is effectively a black IPA for those who enjoy pine.

M: Watery, thin, and with a sharpness that may just be the excessive hopping.

O: Edmund Fitzgerald this is emphatically not. I shall not repeat.

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2.15/5  rDev -49.5%
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.

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2.16/5  rDev -49.3%

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2.68/5  rDev -37.1%
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.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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