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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,593 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,593
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 267
Gots: 625 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

poorbuthappy, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

greenspointexas, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Dr_Q
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can smell the alcohol. Chocolate and coffee, really smells and tastes good. A little hoppy with a great mouth feel, smooth, and delicious. I love porters and this is a very good example.

O: Can really smell the hops and malt, with a hint of chocolate.

T: A little creamy, great mouthfeel, smooth, but with a little bitter chocolate.

A: Beautiful!. I would like a larger head, and almost no lacing on the glass. Has that swirl that is nice.

Dr_Q, Mar 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

midlifec, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Fridge temp, about 41 F. 1421339130127B is the bottle code. Purchased by a friend in Texas and shipped to Washington.

Pours black with a tiny head. Small amount of very fine, very slow carbonation. Smell is rich, chocolatey, slightly yeasty, some coffee. Mild, though. Maybe it'll open as it warms.

Taste is coffee, yeast, date-ish sweetness, smokey roast. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly grainy. Overall, quite tasty. Not sad I have most of a six pack left.

snaotheus, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

butters_mcgee, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

bccocx, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ramrod666, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of lochef81
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This exquisite porter pours a near black color with a two finger tan head that gives way to a nice tan film and generous lacing. The nose is deep and rich with roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and a pleasant (and unexpected) hop bitterness. The flavor lives up to everything the nose promises. It is incredibly deep and rich and delicious. Bitter coffee gives way to sweet roasted malts to dark smoky chocolate to a finish of bitter hops and roasted goodness. The body coats the palate and lingers with the deliciousness of the ale. This seems much closer to a stout than a porter. I tasted this along side GLBC Edmund Fitzgerald and Bell's porter, overall this one won out. Well done, founder's, very well done.

lochef81, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

crowsnest, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

tun, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Chavo, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

BH712, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Gobzilla, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

BrewsforBreakfast, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

cjgator3, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Zischkale, Mar 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Thecasehead, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Bone53
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Black; looks like a stout

Smell: roasted and chocolate malts at its finest.

Taste: again, such great depth in flavor between the roasted and chocolate malts.

Mouthfeel: Heavy medium body; chewy and chalky.

Overall: My favorite porter along with Smuttynose and Eddy Fitz. I can't say enough good things about it

Bone53, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

hokieguy95, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

dunix, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Daniel_Douglas, Mar 19, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,593 ratings.