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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,305 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,305
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 516 | 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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GGRECH

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-14-2014 03:07:28 | More by GGRECH
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-16-2013 12:53:13 | More by Phil_H
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Aiptasia

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

It's often a lesson in subtlety that differentiates between a porter and a stout. Founders porter is one that I believe crosses that line into stout territory. It pours nice and dark with slight tan lacing and only minimal carbonation. It smells of burnt umber and dark fruits, and tastes of roasted malts, coffee, sugary plum and raisin and charcoal. The taste is exactly what you expect on the smell with maybe a hint of chocolate tossed in to boot. It drinks easily with some oat additions and is chewy, rich and smooth. Overall, it's a solid effort but in a blind tasting with all of it's depth and flavor, i'd grade this one as a stout.

01-08-2012 13:41:12 | More by Aiptasia
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-20-2012 03:49:14 | More by mhaugo
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-28-2014 17:56:24 | More by carlmoberg
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ZepHead80

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-05-2013 20:05:42 | More by ZepHead80
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Amberluvsbeer

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-25-2013 19:30:27 | More by Amberluvsbeer
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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%

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.

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
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,305 ratings.