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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,303 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,303
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 516 | 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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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-09-2014 01:56:17 | More by appetiteforparis
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2012 10:40:54 | More by jrfehon33
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Murchmac

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Thanks to younger35, may you get a job soon.

This beer pours dark, rich, and sexy baby. Dark brown with mocha head, like I bet Candi gives in 48 hours.

Smells roasty, espresso coffee grounds sparged over hot chocolate milk.

Very complex porter, more creamy than others, not harsh, nice roasted, cocoa, and burnt dark sugars. Darkness Charlie Murphy.

What did the five fingers say to the face? Slap! This beer is damn good.

04-12-2009 05:43:21 | More by Murchmac
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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-19-2013 00:41:32 | More by rdooley
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%

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

04-05-2013 00:45:33 | More by M_C_Hampton
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

11-17-2009 00:11:07 | More by RedHaze
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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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ninaturner

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-02-2014 00:50:29 | More by ninaturner
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-21-2013 16:10:47 | More by leedorham
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magine

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

07-28-2012 02:44:23 | More by magine
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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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bobhits

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -20.5%

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.

09-21-2010 03:00:59 | More by bobhits
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-23-2013 15:52:03 | More by GuttaMane138
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dedrinker

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

01-24-2010 07:14:42 | More by dedrinker
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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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EB1

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-28-2013 19:49:51 | More by EB1
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-30-2014 02:19:41 | More by Stum-pub
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tewaris

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

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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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-28-2013 00:26:36 | More by JCam9981
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,303 ratings.