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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,337 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,337
Reviews: 1,328
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 526 | 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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tweezer159

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-17-2013 05:47:12 | More by tweezer159
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dan027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-17-2013 02:50:43 | More by dan027
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carlosega

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2013 20:41:05 | More by carlosega
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

This is an overall great beer! Got it in a trade with Rohkey. Thanks Chris! Poured this beer in my small Struise chalice. Pitchdark fluid with a very nive head. Good starter. The head disappears after a while leaving some nice lacing in the glass.

Smell is inviting but i can not detect much. Taste is with coffee. The alcohollevel is good on this one. Very good mouthfeel, not any carbonation but that is not important in a beer like this!

05-16-2013 20:07:34 | More by Brabander
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-16-2013 18:34:33 | More by Westuh
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Rainblows

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

05-16-2013 14:31:49 | More by Rainblows
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augustwest0823

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-16-2013 00:51:22 | More by augustwest0823
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cp45

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2013 00:31:01 | More by cp45
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311Reeves

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-15-2013 20:09:27 | More by 311Reeves
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gfap61

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-15-2013 20:04:07 | More by gfap61
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-15-2013 12:14:14 | More by Rob315
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Bauzen

New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours black as night, but not thick as I thought it would be. Can't be a judge of the head because I poured it very gently.

Smells of coffee and smokey, earthy, hops. Hints of chocolate or mocha too.

Flavor profile follows the nose almost entirely. Super flavorful and potent despite what you'd expect from the lower ABV.

Tastes of toffee and chocolate remain on the palette remain following each sip, and this beer stays with you long after you're finished drinking it.

It's a solid porter, but it leaves me wanting a breakfast stout or a KBS.

05-15-2013 00:10:08 | More by Bauzen
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-15-2013 00:09:40 | More by ajzy
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-15-2013 00:05:36 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-14-2013 20:57:48 | More by ZEB89
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Partridge

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-14-2013 14:02:49 | More by Partridge
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BigLittleHokis

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-14-2013 06:50:12 | More by BigLittleHokis
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-14-2013 04:07:22 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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Mcvs1507

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-14-2013 03:57:17 | More by Mcvs1507
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-14-2013 00:54:53 | More by TheRuss9585
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russwilliam

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-13-2013 21:49:16 | More by russwilliam
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Rau71

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-13-2013 14:05:28 | More by Rau71
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Roman5150

Spain

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

bottle into tulip

appearance: solid black, tan 1 finger head, some lacing

smell: roasted malt, intense smokiness, some espresso/coffee aroma, dark chocolate, caramel, subtle vanilla

taste: dark chocolate, espresso, earthy hop bitterness on the tail end. For a Porter, this is pretty hoppy. This is very well balanced, smokiness and coffee flavors come out when it warms. Very, very smooth.

mouthfeel: full bodied and thick, lots of carbonation

overall: A very smoky, hoppy porter, this is another amazing brew from Founders. Did a blind test with Bells Porter and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, this one wasn't as smooth as the Edmund, but hands down better than Bells. If you like dark, hoppy beer, you will enjoy this, very drinkable and lots of flavor complexities.

05-13-2013 03:03:34 | More by Roman5150
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Curloftheburl

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-13-2013 00:30:05 | More by Curloftheburl
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-12-2013 23:41:56 | More by BeastLU
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,337 ratings.