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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,416 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,416
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 252
Gots: 553 | 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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2.52/5  rDev -40.7%

Matt_Lutz, Aug 15, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -37.6%

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%

incubuscience, Apr 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

MButkus, Aug 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

dextermcgurk, Jul 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

kressmarket, Jun 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

rderedin, Mar 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

tnflyguy, Nov 06, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -31.1%

I've been a sort of beer geek for two decades now but I've never really explored the full range of dark ales made today. I've had many a beer from every continent but I want now to explore American dark ales. I've decided to start with this one. Porter was an early love of mine before I was seduced by belgian tripels and german doppelbocks. Everything comes around but it's never the same twice I guess.

G - Scaldis (Bush) Noel tulip glass.

A - Pours medium bodied black with a nice fluffy tan head. Very promising. Significant amount of carbonation adhering to bottom of glass.

S - A hint of coffee, chocolate, and an off-smelling pair of phenol and medicinal odors at first whiff that disappears. A turnoff. As the beer opens a little alcohol owns much of the nose.

T - Sharp and surprisingly hot for 6.5% ABV. Prickly hops overwhelm the start of a decent set of malt flavors. Nice smooth rich malty finish. It has a long finish that lingers that isn't average but rather has two components that together average out that way.

M - Soapy on the end of the tongue, dry in the back of the palate. Not very integrated or smooth. Too carbonated.

O - The bitter and the sweet seem not to go together in this beer. Like west coast American wines this beer is very west coast American in its pursuit of sensory overload even if it's not west coast. There are delicate flavors in there but a lower and different hop recipe would serve it well. Just not for me.

1993Heel, Nov 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Skye1024, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

zdauber, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

timjim1327, Aug 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

mikerems, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

dav2080, Apr 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

CaptainNomihodai, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

100200300, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

tjsmith910, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

cosmonick, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

AWS2111, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Bromine, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

beans923, Feb 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

cfalovo97, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Steimie, May 23, 2012
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,416 ratings.