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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,157 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,157
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 230
Gots: 474 | 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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birdsellam

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-11-2013 18:32:37 | More by birdsellam
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-16-2011 15:36:12 | More by Gtg642
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Slay40

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-10-2013 21:20:12 | More by Slay40
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-03-2014 17:27:26 | More by Knoxrb12
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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-22-2014 11:10:39 | More by midlifec
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-28-2011 08:34:05 | More by Grebdioz
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black w/ a nice one finger chocolate head. Excellent lacing and carbonation. What an amazing looking porter. Smell is really nice. Coffee, chocolate, and some hops hit the nose, w/ coffee being in the forefront. Taste is excellent. Super silky smooth with a nice hop bite to it. Same profile as the nose. Nice feel w/ smooth vs. hops vibe to it. Overall, this is a really nice brew- especially for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 21:00:21 | More by jayhawk73
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-06-2014 14:09:38 | More by Gushue3
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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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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-09-2013 06:11:11 | More by jaminjohnson
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-15-2014 23:36:34 | More by Booner818
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-09-2014 03:12:18 | More by ThreeFishes
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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-06-2013 06:08:59 | More by PGVG
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2014 01:15:13 | More by fehrminator
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2011 03:06:27 | More by mmcnaughton
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-05-2012 18:48:22 | More by Goldfishman
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-30-2013 00:49:24 | More by MNBeer1017
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with almost no highlights, and a thin cola colored head that retains OK. The aroma kicks it up a notch, with notes of coffee, chocolate, oak, burnt bread, dark fruits (fig, plum, etc.) and some mustiness. The flavor is similar to the aroma with big coffee and chocolate notes upfront, along with dark fruit (raisin, plum, date), burnt bread, a bit of char, molasses and a little woodiness. Mouthfeel is full and rich, and drinkability is pretty good. Very strong offering from Founders, one of the better American porters out there

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 02:50:32 | More by silver0rlead
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours black as a starless night...completely opaque with 1/2 thick dark tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Very nice.
S: Sweet roasted malt and dark chocolate. Straight-forward, but good.
T: Follows aroma well, but lacks the intensity that it was promising. Still above average for style.
M: Smooth with a hint of dry bitterness.
D: Quite drinkable. Not as complex as many brews, but good for style.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 04:31:53 | More by mwilbur
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ninaturner

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-02-2014 00:50:29 | More by ninaturner
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-01-2012 04:35:30 | More by Beezee
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 23:05:19 | More by AOShabaz
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Lunch

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-06-2013 16:27:10 | More by Lunch
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.