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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,456 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,456
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 260
Gots: 564 | FT: 23
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

nanobrew, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

lakersfan16, Nov 18, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

ninaturner, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

JCam9981, May 28, 2013
Photo of stewart124
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark red color with ruby highlights. Little to no head.

Huge burnt caramel notes and some coffee in the nose.

Syrupy and sweet right off the bat. This leans more towards raisin and prune in character with a subtle but spicy hop note. The syrupy sweetness really pushes this beer and the style. Quite good and bold with a warming finish that just rounds out this delicious porter.

stewart124, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of sludgegnome
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

sludgegnome, Mar 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

juliusseizure, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mattparsons, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jrfehon33, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

JustinMatthew, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BamfBacon, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Casey3236, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Stum-pub, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Giggy, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

wyatt13, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of aorloski
4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a midnight black hue, nice creamy mocha head

Smell - Nice hints of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, smoke, peat, campfire

Taste - Big rich coffee and espresso flavors right up front, so gorgeous. I am getting vanilla, milk chocolate, toasted almonds, roasted barley, tobacco. It tastes so rich.

Mouthfeel - This thing is silky smooth, perfect.

Overall - Founders makes the best dark stouts ever, its no doubt i would love their porter just as much. This thing is the tastiest damn drinkable thing I've ever had and EASILY MY FAVORITE PORTER. wow founder, wow.

aorloski, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Pens1967, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ridgeline23, Aug 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

rjp217, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Stout-like blackness in color with a tan, thick, foamy head that produces large bubbles.

S - Very roasted malt, coffee tones, and a subtle sweetness in the background.

T - Mirrors the aroma with a nice malty backbone that is rich and roasted. A nice dark chocolate bitterness is detected and smoke towards the end.

M - Big foamy body that fills the palate and it somewhat chewy on the tongue. Nice carbonation and finishes neutral, making it easy to drink.

O - A well represented porter that is balanced correctly for the style, awesome roasted flavor, and easy to drink.

VaTechHopHead, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at refrigerator temperature.

L – Deep brown color with a 1-finger tan bubbly head. Dissipates quickly into a tan, bubbly slick on top of the surface of the beer. Not much lacing. I’ll blame the lack of head characteristics on temperature.

S – Lots of roasted malt with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla notes. Some dark fruits like plums show up a little bit, but this is mostly roasted goodness. Smells awesome.

T – Starts with big roasted flavors of coffee and dark chocolate, builds to a pleasant sweetness with milk chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruity notes, and finishes with a mildly bitter roasted barley and coffee finish. Delicious.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with moderate carbonation, a creamy and velvety mouthfeel, and a moderately bitter and dry finish. Roasted coffee bitterness lingers for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a very drinkable and delicious porter. All of the dark and roasted flavors and aromas are there, as well as a subtle and pleasant sweetness. It is everything a porter should be. Founders can do no wrong in my book.

BlackBelt5112203, Jul 15, 2012
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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

M_C_Hampton, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

bschinelli, Nov 29, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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