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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,169 Ratings

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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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-09-2014 18:56:11 | More by Hendrick24
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

01-30-2014 04:04:00 | More by zbooks
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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Pours a deep dark brown, nearly black. The head peaks around one and a half fingers tall, then fades slowly to a thin spotty cap. Lacing is thin, but sticks decently.

Smell; dark roasted malts, coffee and a faint hit of molasses. A surprising amount of hops come through in the aroma, but it's of the earthy/floral variety. They actually work really well with the roast malt and coffee.

Taste; rich chocolate malts, slight touch of char, coffee beans all hit you right at once, then the earthy hops come out and play. It's all topped of with a little sweet molasses that's just enough to keep this from being overly roasty and bitter.

Mouthfeel/drinkability; as with all Founders beers, it seems, this has a really nice smooth texture in the mouth, which just seems to increase the drinkability. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 00:11:07 | More by RedHaze
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-19-2013 03:54:15 | More by Kenai4
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-27-2013 19:41:07 | More by polopaul20
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4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass this beer is very dark brown/black. A thick, tan head sits atop very still with almost no movement in the bubbles. Nice lacing too.

Smells like chocolate covered raisins, roasted coffee, big dose of charred notes, almost smoky, deep malty aroma, earthy.

Taste follows the nose with malty mocha flavors chased by a charred bitterness.

Mouthfeel has just enough body to hold up to the flavors.

Great beer from Founders

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 01:09:43 | More by TheMultiYeast
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-25-2013 03:19:43 | More by jroberts8811
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4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, rich dark brown almost black with a short brown head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: caramel, toffee, light roasted coffee, toast, malt

T: toasty malt, sweeter but not syrupy, big malt flavor with a slight hop bitterness towards the end

M: creamy with nice body

O: a really good beer that focuses on the flavor of toasted malt without having a burnt character

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 00:45:33 | More by M_C_Hampton
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-21-2013 16:10:47 | More by leedorham
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4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a near black with some ruby edges. Has a dark tan fluffy head that settles to a layer on top with minimal lacing. Good looks.

Brew smells of roasted malts, big roasted nose; coffee, dark cocoa molasses. Very good nose.

Brew is velvety smooth, creamy head and mouthfeel. Full bodied brew here. Sweet cocoa, roasted notes picked up in the drying semi bitter finish. A bit of milk chocolate as well. Great feel and flavors here. Tremendous.

Wow - may be the best porter I have had. I would like to sample this next to some of my favorites of this style. This is certainly a world class stand out brew here.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 02:44:23 | More by magine
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-07-2014 00:20:56 | More by NonicPanic
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3.38/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black, coffee colored head.

Smokey roasted, burnt dark chocolate, softened by hops.

Sweet up front, the burnt flavor comes next. The hops try to finish but the sweet flavors end it.

Soft drinkable, clean, medium body, marginal carbonation,

Better than average porter, but it's still a porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 03:00:59 | More by bobhits
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2014 18:16:29 | More by udubdawg
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-25-2014 12:18:54 | More by Lucnifter
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black beer, deep tan, light brown head. This is all dark chocolate and black coffee with that almost vanilla-like toasty note - aroma and flavor. Full bodied. Roasty finish. I love it because it is all the flavor you really need from a porter/ stout without being an imperial. Lets' be honest - it's a robust porter - a "stout" porter, and it will eat your hamburger and drink your milkshake.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 07:14:42 | More by dedrinker
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New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-17-2013 01:27:43 | More by kbnooshay
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-18-2013 19:03:24 | More by lonewolfcry
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-24-2013 03:39:38 | More by Jeffrey2310
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker than most within its style and ABV range with a medium head etc. Smells faintly of chocolate and roast. Tastes chocolaty and roasty with a long charred and somewhat nutty finish. There is some acidity as well. Mouthfeel is medium with carbonation a little higher than my preferred level.

Overall a great beer that's tough to beat at its price point. Founders has a really good regular lineup with this one, Dirty Bastard, Centennial and Red's Rye. This reminds me why it is one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 09:29:27 | More by tewaris
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-03-2012 03:42:38 | More by jnardone235
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2014 23:04:22 | More by Casey3236
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-07-2013 07:48:23 | More by KalanM
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-27-2013 19:53:11 | More by OnryAndMean
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-26-2013 01:18:13 | More by Mersh
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-16-2014 11:13:48 | More by HoppyBastard2
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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