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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,787 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,787
Reviews: 1,353
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 277
Gots: 689 | FT: 25
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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

29mikoyan, Thursday at 08:03 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

lillitnn92, Thursday at 04:18 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

a77cj7, Thursday at 05:40 AM
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2.28/5  rDev -46.4%

Kirk92, Thursday at 01:50 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Pours a deep dark brown with a 2 inch tan colored head that takes its time dissipating leaving good lacing down a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is good with roasted malts taking center stage. I get some chocolate, coffee and maybe a medicinal smell of cough syrup.

Taste is good with the sweet malts hitting first giving those chocolate and coffee flavors. That gives way to a nice bite of hop bitterness, maybe a little piney. The aftertaste is of the chocolate and coffee malts.

Mouthfeel is pretty full with really nice, velvety carbonation.

Overall, a really nice beer. I like these dark beers this time of year and this one has delivered. This is my first beer from Founders and I was pretty impressed. Looking forward to more from them.

ArchimedesSox, Wednesday at 11:09 PM
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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%

jmosk930, Wednesday at 11:10 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

webweb2, Wednesday at 02:10 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

OBD, Tuesday at 09:02 PM
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

innominat, Nov 18, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Mgalic220, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

gregcordle, Nov 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

A very straight forward porter. Roasted malt smell, sweet. Slight taste of toasted malt, coffee, bit of bitter chocolate. Very good beer. When I'm in the mood for a nice tasting American style porter this is it.

tds101, Nov 18, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%

rramsey, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

olradetbalder, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Phoneguy, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Nov 16, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%

TheHops, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

DavidRandall, Nov 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

fclefjeff, Nov 16, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a pitch black color with a nice chocolatey brown head and sparse but nice lacing.

Smell – Roasted malts, coffee, smoke, licorice, molasses, chocolate, and caramel.

Taste – Predominantly coffee smoke, and malts. A bit of cacao and caramel.

Mouthfeel – Slightly creamy, but also a little watered down and somewhat flat. No bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability – A very easy drinking porter, though it is only 6.5%abv.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Nov 16, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.5%

mjw3180, Nov 16, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%

sdm, Nov 16, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -12.5%

harryhops, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

mschrei, Nov 15, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,787 ratings.