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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,330 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,330
Reviews: 1,327
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 521 | 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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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-22-2014 23:37:52 | More by hockeyfighter19
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deadliest

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-22-2014 20:46:32 | More by deadliest
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Skunkdrool

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-22-2014 18:53:50 | More by Skunkdrool
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JoshuaShort13

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-22-2014 16:44:04 | More by JoshuaShort13
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Beercanman1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-22-2014 10:46:46 | More by Beercanman1
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skydogpenn

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-22-2014 02:27:55 | More by skydogpenn
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-22-2014 01:58:18 | More by braican
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jimilayne

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-22-2014 01:02:04 | More by jimilayne
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jvcurran


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-22-2014 00:14:34 | More by jvcurran
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dwwnole1

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-21-2014 23:10:40 | More by dwwnole1
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Billy_Bars

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-21-2014 21:40:37 | More by Billy_Bars
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-21-2014 16:06:21 | More by NJBeer265
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +9.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a Founders imperial pint.
6.5% ABV, 45 IBUs, Bottled 01/20/14

A - The clear pour to the bottom of the glass resulted in a monumental tan head with dribbles of beer slowly filtering through the foam creating a sexy cascading. Despite the large head it dropped to a clumpy pile rather quickly but, above the black beer, multiple rings of dense lace were left behind.

S - You'd swear you walked into an old confectionery with a whiff of this beer as dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and melted caramel come together to add silky smoothness to the mildly gritty ground coffee nose. Notes of old, earthy wood paneling give the beer a faint nostalgia!

T - Dark roasted malts pull the chocolate and cocoa nunaces from the nose but add a singed bread crust-like burnt flavor that goes well with the French-pressed coffee taste on the finish.

M - This thick porter is full-bodied and creamy to the point of being as smooth as black velvet. The silky texture is almost chewy since there is little carbonation feel to it but it's not syrupy by any means. A lightly dry and roasted bitter on the finish, it provides the perfect balance to keep it from being too sweet or rich.

O - While the average beer drinker might be wrongly afraid of "dark beer", I've had many a thinner stout than this porter making it one of those "heavy" beers I might caution the uninitiated against. Full-flavored and full-bodied, Founders Porter is a magnificent beer packed with roasted malt character but I think the beer's label sums it up the best; "dark, rich, and sexy."

02-21-2014 01:12:49 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-20-2014 20:37:06 | More by Artjsantos
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joemochas

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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striker2160

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-20-2014 18:05:38 | More by striker2160
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-20-2014 00:00:46 | More by brutusmuktuk
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brasky11

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-19-2014 18:38:51 | More by brasky11
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

WOW
I've been waiting to taste this one.
The pour was beautiful, a dark, almost pitch black nightfall into the glass. The head was creamy, slightly brownish but held up pretty long in the glass.

The nose was coffee all the way, not as pronounced as some others, but for a Porter it was pretty full.

The mouthful was smooth like silk, I can find NOTHING wrong with the taste. In fact, this tasted more like a stout than a porter There was coffee, but also hints of bitter sweet chocolate, with a touch of a pepper, leaving just a dab of spiciness.

The finish was smooth and lingering, leaving me knowing that I will go back to this one again

02-19-2014 16:09:01 | More by rdilauro
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buhanan

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

The appearance is dark, thick and attractive. The smell is a little chocolate or coffee. The taste is the same and I'm not sure it could be improved. Somehow the alcohol is hidden. Listed as a porter, you should absolutely have this one if you like stouts.

02-18-2014 20:36:41 | More by buhanan
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jrizzo5710

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-18-2014 20:06:28 | More by jrizzo5710
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theBIERlad

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2014 17:39:22 | More by theBIERlad
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gangstafaceclay

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%

Appearance is black with a nice tan head that dissipates quickly

Smell is a nice roasted coffee and chocolate

The taste is rich chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, nuts, hints of Carmel and smokey wood. It is phenomenal!


Mouthfeel is a nice full bodied creamy feel. Drinks almost like a stout would.

Overall, another amazing brew by founders. This is my favorite porter out there! And one of my favorite brews. I highly recommend this.

02-18-2014 13:39:14 | More by gangstafaceclay
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jworkman

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-18-2014 02:28:05 | More by jworkman
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donbet69

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2014 00:19:00 | More by donbet69
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,330 ratings.