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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,184 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,184
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 234
Gots: 484 | 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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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-15-2014 03:05:27 | More by _morandi_
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mcrawford

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-14-2013 20:46:59 | More by mcrawford
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-11-2014 22:49:47 | More by oldvines
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pointone

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-05-2013 03:13:56 | More by pointone
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mckowned

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-24-2013 00:27:43 | More by mckowned
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-04-2014 19:02:02 | More by SimonTja
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-10-2013 02:04:32 | More by spycow
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hombrepalo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-29-2014 13:58:40 | More by hombrepalo
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KCAS81

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-25-2013 02:11:36 | More by KCAS81
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2014 12:40:55 | More by Schmoog
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-15-2011 05:01:19 | More by HopStoopid120
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-24-2012 05:00:28 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-26-2013 00:15:42 | More by LambicKing
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Joefisherman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-24-2012 15:04:51 | More by Joefisherman
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adamk1978

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-18-2011 22:15:35 | More by adamk1978
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BarrelO

Virginia

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark body. Two-finger tan head leaves quite a bit of lacing.

S: Roastiness and smokiness.

T: More roasted malt. Slightly smoky. A hint of bitter chocolate. Even some citrus hop flavors.

M: Silky smooth with just enough carbonation.

D: I've generally found that porters don't do a whole lot to hold my interest. But this is one of the better ones. Recommended for fans of dark beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 10:36:58 | More by BarrelO
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-19-2013 07:53:35 | More by SourAddict
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-07-2014 07:33:05 | More by Erik-P
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slipperysoup

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-01-2014 23:33:14 | More by slipperysoup
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Rons35

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-19-2013 21:54:22 | More by Rons35
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blackcompg

Illinois

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

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Poured a finger of medium mocha head, color of the ale is a nearly opaque deep brown mahogany, nearly black.

Smell - rich black coffee, roasted malts, whiff of dark chocolate and floral hops.

Taste - Roasted malt, black coffee, dark bakers chocolate (unsweetened), slight minerals, and a touch of black licorice and bitter hops long into the finish.

Mouthfeel - nearly medium, there is almost a smoothness and a creaminess that is whisked away by the medium carb halfway through the sip - the carb adds a sharp tingle with some edges that usher in the hop characteristics, and some bitter black licorice.

Overall - This is a very good porter, but with my high expectations for Founders products I almost felt this was just a tad lacking - this opens up just a bit as it warms, and improves. I wanted this to be just a touch thicker, creamier, and a bit more mouthcoating. Definitely a very good porter, and one that you should try and judge for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 05:09:32 | More by blackcompg
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-06-2014 14:09:38 | More by Gushue3
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punisher1

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-08-2013 00:22:55 | More by punisher1
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-22-2013 11:51:59 | More by HawkIPA
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thomseye

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-26-2013 04:11:08 | More by thomseye
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,184 ratings.