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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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

cfrances33, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

freshtojeff, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

s_wit, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Sarge3130, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

njnj2000, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A - Dark brown with a half-inch of dark tan head that quickly dissipates.

S - Chocolate malt, roasty notes, and a prominent underlying sweet aroma.

T - Roasted malt, coffee, pleasantly bitter finish. The sweetness present in the nose is not evident in the taste.

M - Full bodied, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.

O - Very tasty porter, and a good example of the style. I'd gladly enjoy this beer again.

thlayli87, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

gunclubchris, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

blkcld, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Burry, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Christoff, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

bigbluebeerguy, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

hlaus, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

HOMEPL8, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Porter on tap at Brews Cafe in Granville, Ohio.

Appearance: Solid black like the midnight dark out here in Central Ohio. Barely any head. Nice lacing! Looks like an Imperial Stout.

Smell: Coffee, faint chicory. Some hops.

Taste: White liquor, like gin or vodka. Some sweetness. Bitterness all around, hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, satisfying. Close-to-perfect carbonation.

Drinkability: Low for a porter, but great if it were an Imperial Porter or Imperial Stout! Sip it, but don't miss it!

Incredibly delicious, my review does not appropriately convey how good this beer is.

DoubleSimcoe, Sep 25, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Crimsontider22, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

YeastEnthusiast, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of ken3c
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is very dark brown. It struggles to form a head and recedes to a thin ring with wisps. No lacing. I was disappointed in the appearence and losing hope that this would be a good beer.

I shouldn't have worried. The aroma was great. A good blend of Coffee and carmel with a hint of vanilla. I just couldn't stop smelling this beer.

Very slightly sweet, a little tart, with a crescendo of bitterness. It starts with coffee and then the hops kick in. Dry finish.

Full bodied and lightly carbonated. It could use a little more carbonation.

I like this beer. It's got it where it counts.

ken3c, Sep 29, 2004
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

thebigredone, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

swetsastonic, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

nrs207, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

amart80, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Hopheadhiker, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

dianaelaine, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mcrago, Jan 01, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,792 ratings.