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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,169 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,169
Reviews: 1,316
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 232
Gots: 476 | 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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prisdefer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-06-2014 22:39:07 | More by prisdefer
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-06-2014 15:45:57 | More by ThatsThatDude
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sd123

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-06-2014 01:47:44 | More by sd123
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-06-2014 01:23:48 | More by Hypersomnia
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(4.0) A: Pours black with a relatively thin head that quickly forms a brownish ring. Patchy lacing down the glass with short lived retention.

(4.25) S: Cocoa, dark coffee, vanilla, nice fruity qualities, and a steady caramel backbone. Very good contrast between the roasted malt and the bold hoppier-fruity elements.

(4.5) T: Similar to aroma with roasted malt and hoppier (citrus fruit-like) tastes in unison. Vanilla, caramel, and a faint smoke are all detectable. The bitterness is very well balanced and an appropriate (and noticeable) dryness lingers in the finish.

(4.5) M: Medium-full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Perfectly creamy and slick. Outstanding.

(4.25) D: This is one of the best porters I’ve had to date and could easily drink plenty of this stuff frequently. The mouthfeel is tremendous with a creamy and thick body.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 22:50:26 | More by Digimaika2
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Wukk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2014 19:25:06 | More by Wukk
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DougT

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dated 11/17/13. Today is 1/5/14. Poured into a pint glass.

Black with a chocolate brown 2+ finger head. I saw some other reviews that didn't have the head or lace this one does. The initial foamy head was rich and thick. A nice layer left all the way through the bottle. The lacing sticks to the sides nicely.

Sweet smell of milk chocolate hits the nose first. A little roast in the middle. Slight hop aroma last. Smells delicious.

Taste of bitter hops and malt. There is a subtle chocolate flavor. Quite tasty.

A strong medium mouthfeel with nice effervescence that coats the whole mouth and dances on the tongue.

I drinkable, full on porter. Verging on a Stout. I like this very much. Founders hit another one.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 05:30:06 | More by DougT
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Stobin

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2014 00:38:55 | More by Stobin
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dtomes

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2014 00:31:30 | More by dtomes
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ellebosco

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-04-2014 20:50:28 | More by ellebosco
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2014 18:12:26 | More by PaulyB83
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-04-2014 15:24:45 | More by rjp217
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GarthT

Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-04-2014 13:07:19 | More by GarthT
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-04-2014 07:49:16 | More by wolf_switzer
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-04-2014 06:24:00 | More by cwguy5
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JLeet

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-03-2014 16:28:13 | More by JLeet
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-03-2014 14:22:34 | More by uvm2003
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bpasquini

California

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pitch black, you can't stop staring into it, it's like looking into a black hole which is very appealing to me, left a small head after a heavy pour, the head looked like fluffed chocolate milk, leaves a minimal amount of lacing on the glass, this beer presents itself very well

S: I'm a bit congested so the smell seems slightly faint so I am basing this on what I can smell, the initial smell I get is booze, not expecting this considering the low ABV, but then I am greeted with anise, some chocolate, both milk and dark, and a very slight hint of caramel, then finally the beer overall gives off a creamy smell to it, very nice combination of smell here, only downside to it is the boozy smell is a bit over powering

T: Initial flavor I get is an anise, hop, and booze flavor combination which gives it a strong flavor with some bitterness upfront, but then some of the sweet milk chocolate comes in and calms the initial punch of flavor that you get, then finishes with a creamy and slightly caramel taste which is really nice, solid flavor profile to it overall, I just feel that something is missing to it, like coffee or a little more sweetness would really support this beer in my opinion

M: Usually porters are too thick and creamy for me and it makes it hard for me to drink them, but this has a very good balance between the two, not too thick and not too creamy, it is very smooth as well, the booze does not affect the ability to drink this beer which is fantastic

O: I give it a 4.5, it needs some minor tweaks to make it just that much better, but what is really shocking me, is how much the booziness to this beer actually compliments it, the booziness seems to balance the beer, didn't expect a whole lot from this brew and it surpassed what I expected from it, first brew from founders and I need to get my hands on more of their brews

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 07:53:09 | More by bpasquini
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jburd19

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-03-2014 05:18:16 | More by jburd19
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Patrick_E_Sweeney

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-03-2014 03:45:01 | More by Patrick_E_Sweeney
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bgramels

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-03-2014 03:04:09 | More by bgramels
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drewfull

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-03-2014 01:21:52 | More by drewfull
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in snifter glass.

A: Pours a deep brown color forming a small beige to brown head. Low retention and only few small spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains for long time on the top

S: Chocolate, roasted malts and oak. Quite biscuity, it reminds Oreo biscuits. Some earthy yeasts and some notes of flowery hops

T: Slight sweet upfront. Strong notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, brown sugar and wood. Reminds Oreo biscuits in taste too :). Nice roast bitterness in the end. Nice bittersweet balance

M: Medium, creamy and very smooth body. Medium carbonation. Biscuity and roasted aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Perfect Porter. My 8th Founders. Always excellent quality beer

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 21:59:45 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Cluker

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-02-2014 02:17:27 | More by Cluker
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cheshire9tail

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-02-2014 01:28:47 | More by cheshire9tail
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,169 ratings.