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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,912 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,912
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 282
Gots: 737 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look of the beer is pitch black with a tan head. Reminds me of a espresso even with the smell. As I take a drink the first think that hits my tongue is the taste of coffee and malt with a smooth finish. Not the strongest or most notable porter I've ever had but it has a great taste and a good finish. Just like a good coffee.

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4.62/5  rDev +8.7%

Bottles on 05/08/14. Poured into a snifter.

A:4.75 - Beautiful beer! Pours VERY dark, you can't see any light through it. A dark tan, creamy head sits nicely on top, maybe about one finger. It leaves a little lacing.

S: 4.5 - A delicious smelling beer, it has a dark roasted malt scent backed up by some dark chocolate and hints of coffee.

T: 4.5 - The smell prepares you quite nicely for the taste. It's all there; the roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. It's awesome.

M: 4.75 - Not too thin like some porters I have had. This seems like the perfect medium between a porter and a stout. There's a creaminess to it that you don't get with other porters, but not as "thick" as some of the stouts. Very smooth, very drinkable, very nice.

O: 4.62 - This is the best porter I've had to date. Thank god Founders distributes to Arkansas - they make some awesome stuff. Just as the label states, this is dark, rich and sexy. Very sexy. The Kate Upton of porters.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goodness me. Rich, Dark and Sexy indeed. Thanks for making further review reading obsolete you crazy-talented dudes at Founders. By that I don't mean others who post should not be read, I just mean that tthe rest of my review can simply be boiled down to...Rich, Dark and Sexy. Here is what I can add. Is it possible to liquify charcoal briquettes? If so, it looks like this porter pours. Not only is is truly black, even when held to the light, it seems to intimidate the rest of the illumination in the room. I think my screen just dimmed a bit. A rich mocha head crowns the glass. Aroma is redolent of roast, dry cocoa, hints of hazelnut, kahlua, earthy hops and a faint, faint hint of alcohol. Yeah, this is going to get good. Flavors mirror what the nostrils anticipated with coating dark malts, whisps of smoke, deep bittersweet chocolate, black coffee and simple deliciousness. This puppy finishes dry and roasty with a lightly lingering, taunting residual temptation to continue drinking it all night long. Forget Double Trouble, Devil Dancer and Breakfast Stout (all freakin' amazing too), why isn't Founder's better know for this year-round powerhouse?

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,912 ratings.