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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,072 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,072
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 227
Gots: 448 | 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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dave122382

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-27-2013 21:33:49 | More by dave122382
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rmarks9

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 17:47:38 | More by rmarks9
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WeisGuy

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 14:53:17 | More by WeisGuy
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popery

California

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes, 6/15/11. Pours black with some brown at the edges. Light brown head. Good retention. Creamy dark chocolate. There are roast and coffee flavors, particularly in the finish, but this is a chocolatey treat. One of my favorite porters and an all-round fantastic beer. It’s lush and thick on the plate for the abv. Smell isn’t terribly strong, but the taste comes through big. Perfect malt sweetness for the beer. This is a real treat and probably my favorite dark beer from Founders, so far.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 07:35:15 | More by popery
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 00:10:17 | More by trevorpost
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Come_In_Ski

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-27-2013 00:09:20 | More by Come_In_Ski
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TorsHammer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2013 21:59:15 | More by TorsHammer
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2013 20:58:02 | More by saxclar123
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2013 12:15:13 | More by AlMarzo
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gamanley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-26-2013 03:12:43 | More by gamanley
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Steamer

Missouri

4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The pour produces a two fingered khaki colored head. This dissipates slowly taking on a pillowy appearance. The liquid is completely opaque. A strong expresso aroma. Tastes of burnt toast, sweet coffee, a little maltiness.... exceptionally well balanced. Silky smooth mouthfeel with just a little carbonation. One of the best porters I've had the pleasure of sampling. This will be a regular!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 03:05:09 | More by Steamer
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jacket_fan

Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

I did a taste comparison late last summer with different porters and this one came out on top. So I am biased towards this beer. Imagine doing a comparison in the summer by the pool with Porters. Crazy.

A
Nice head with small tight carbonation bubbles. Dark almost amber. Medium to heavy lacing that stands up well.

S
Heavy coffee to a non coffee drinker. Has the sTrong "Porter" smell. A little chocolate hint to me.

T
A nice complex mix with coffee and little sweet chocolate aftertaste.

M
A smooth mouthfeel, the best of the comparison I did. Very satisfying and smooth.

O
A recommended Porter. I did not realize this was so highly rated, but I would recommend this to anyone looking for a Porter. I buy this one when in the local store and look forward to getting it on draught or a growler. Cudos Founders.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 03:02:45 | More by jacket_fan
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-26-2013 02:25:50 | More by rypkr
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tscanlon51

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-26-2013 02:24:35 | More by tscanlon51
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-26-2013 00:41:56 | More by IpeeA
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bwarren82

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-26-2013 00:19:18 | More by bwarren82
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2013 00:18:25 | More by kingmaker
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-25-2013 19:40:04 | More by BMan33
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-25-2013 16:06:43 | More by atoulouk
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-25-2013 16:03:57 | More by shehateme
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2013 06:42:21 | More by SadMachine
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2013 06:15:51 | More by Azrael
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Kevin55

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2013 04:17:52 | More by Kevin55
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-25-2013 01:44:04 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-25-2013 01:43:00 | More by trapper2408
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,072 ratings.