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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,039 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,039
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 302
Gots: 830 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 355ml bottle with no visible BB date. Purchased ages ago from a webshop and stored in my garage. If it's anything like the other Founders beers I bought from the same place then it was bottled a while back - hope it hasn't suffered too much.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown that appears as an unpenetrable blackness in the glass. Produces a vast head of creamy light-brown foam with superb retention; it endures for ages before slowly reducing to a thick surface layer. Aroma of roasted malt with hints of earthy yeast, mild coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, faint molasses and a touch of caramel. Slightly sweet, with a twinge of cardboard in the background.

Tastes of dark, roasted malt with a dry finish. Notes of chocolate, mild coffee, subtle burnt grain, dried fruit, molasses, earthy yeast, faint stewed leaves and a touch of smokiness. Slightly sweet, with a restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with a thick velvety body and light carbonation. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, fruitiness and earthy yeast.

A rich porter with an exceptional depth of character. It looks fantastic. The aroma is decent but not as defined as it could be - the yeast is rather dominant. The flavour is excellent; plenty of roasted malt notes with a mild fruitiness to round it out. Body is also good - thick and smooth. Overall, a quality brew from Founders. I suspect this bottle is a little past it and I hope to try a fresher example sometime, however it still puts on a good show. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
Opaque mahogany colour, almost black. Has a thin, medium brown head with red tinges about 0.5cm tall and holds great with some lacing too.

Light coffee with some roasted malts, hints of chocolate and a nice earthy aroma that is light but noticeable. The aroma is a rich some with some sweet caramel touches with some light bitterness.

Sweet malts with some roasted one on top and a good helping of chocolate. The beer is lighter than I was expecting and quite rich too with a tiny but of spice right at the end.

Medium, very smooth, some rich and sweet flavours. The balance of the beer is pretty much perfect and the beer is clean with a dry, sweet finish.

Brilliant beer that is not as dark or heavy as I was expecting but it managed to have a great balance between the sweet malts and the darker, roasted malts that follow. A very easy beer to drink and one that goes far too fast.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark, Rich, and Sexy, yes it is!

While I am still new to the characteristics of beer, I will try my best.

Nice dark color, and comes to a good head.

Tastes amazing, creamy and sweet with hints of coffee and cocoa

Texture is a little thin but the flavor makes up for any shortfalls in this beer.

This beer is amazing, and I have yet to find another Porter that is equal!

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,039 ratings.