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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,184 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,184
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 234
Gots: 484 | 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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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2014 23:04:22 | More by Casey3236
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dedrinker

Kansas

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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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-21-2014 02:42:39 | More by curlybird
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kbnooshay

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-17-2013 01:27:43 | More by kbnooshay
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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-20-2014 02:05:31 | More by mattreitz49
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-24-2013 03:39:38 | More by Jeffrey2310
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-25-2013 00:48:43 | More by scxcrunner
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tewaris

Minnesota

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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jnardone235

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-03-2012 03:42:38 | More by jnardone235
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-07-2013 07:48:23 | More by KalanM
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-27-2013 19:53:11 | More by OnryAndMean
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-29-2013 19:24:31 | More by leitmotif
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aubuc1

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in to a glass.

Pours a rich black with a dark tan thick head.

Smell is smooth roasty and coffeeish. Big smells, but nothing overpowering.

Taste is a little sweeter than the smell, but still has a very roasty taste with a little bitter finish.

Very easy drinking beer that has a great mouthfeel- not too big or thin.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 00:19:17 | More by aubuc1
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Giggy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-26-2013 00:28:04 | More by Giggy
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-27-2012 23:56:41 | More by mixed_master7
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proc

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Porters need more respect and I think its time to spread the word.

This offering from Founder's is a fine example of the style. Pours out to a dark as night black as a porter should be. Aroma is that of coffee and malt with the taste featuring roated malts that border not on burnt or highly roasted, but a slight sweetness.

You could drink this porter all night. And I just may do that...

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2003 01:19:32 | More by proc
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep rich black, nearly opaque. Minimal mocha colored head slowly disperses leaving little lacing.

Aroma is very full and inviting. A strong espresso aroma welcomes you and is soon followed by a very apparent roasted and slightly smoky smell. Slight whiffs of chocolate and toffee are noticed but rather subtle.

Bold and assertive roasted notes are as evident in the flavor as they were in the aroma. Smooth dark roasted coffee flavors meld with a smoky slightly char flavored roasted malt. Chocolaty sweetness offsets the large roasted flavor creating a needed second dimension of flavor.

Mouthfeel is full but not thick. Though the fullness of the taste is more similar to that of a stout the body thins out a bit falling nicely into the realm of American Porters. Very smooth and slightly creamy.

Incredibly enjoyable and very easy to drink. While sitting at 6.5% the alcohol is not huge but is certainly while hidden amongst the abundance of character in this beer. Drinkability is outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 01:39:14 | More by kzoobrew
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-03-2013 16:16:22 | More by DerrickW
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Looks nice, black with a frothy brown head.

S- Mild nose overall. Mild coffee, chocolate, toast. I really had to try to pick things out of this one. Nice, but mild.

T- Some richness to the palate, the flavors meld together really well. Licorice, faint chocolate and smoke.

M&D- This is where the beer shined for me. Full bodied, yet silky smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 02:25:29 | More by brownbeer
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WakeandBake

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark black color ,with some ruby tones if you hold it to a really strong light, thick lasting light brown head,with very nice lacing. Sweet aroma of coco powder,and fudge,very nice,a hint of the dark roasted barly as it warms.Flavor is awesome,like dark chocolate and good coffee in layers.A touch of the roast at the end ,and just slightly bitter. Medium body ,smooth creamy mouthfeel. The best Porter I have had to date and and maby the best beer. An honor to drink. Thank you Founders !

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 01:46:36 | More by WakeandBake
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-10-2014 22:06:08 | More by schmidtmattsays
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2013 02:56:42 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-10-2012 14:00:47 | More by denimdemon
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Black with a tan one finger head that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving bubbles in its wake. Curtainy lacing.

S: Chocolate, anise, coffee and vanilla. Divine.

T: Smooth and robust. Velvety. Semi-sweet chocolate. Like drinking a latte. Comes on like an Imperial Russian Stout. Like the label says, the taste is sexy.

M: Medium to heavy with creamy carbonation.

O: A really outstanding porter. Wish I had picked up more in Birmingham. Bet it goes well with chocolate chip cookies. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 17:54:57 | More by brewskifan55
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle label says 6.5% ABV - Pours a beautiful pitch black with just a twinge of red highlights and a thick frothy caramel colored one inch head. Thick heavy lacing paints the glass. Smells of coocolate, coffee and rich dark roasted malts rule the nose. First sip is mostly coffee and chocolate combined with a prevalent nuttiness. The coffee bitterness is from start to finish. A creamy mouthfeel is welcomed but it does seem a little to the thin side.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 21:26:30 | More by ATLbeerDog
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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