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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,181 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,181
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 234
Gots: 480 | FT: 24
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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theHoff77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Jet black in color with a dense khaki head that eventually becomes a thin layer of fizz. Okay lacing.

S - Big notes of chocolate and a little coffee.

T - Maybe not as big as the smell but a great tasting chocolate, coffee, and malts. On the roasty-darker side.

M - Thicker bodied than a normal porter, which I'm digging a lot. Very smooth all around.

O - The first porter to me that gives Edmund Fitzgerald a run for its money, and I definitely like it more than black butte. I don't know if it has quite has big a chocolate taste, but it certainly holds up well in all other categories. In general though, another great offering from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 02:37:18 | More by theHoff77
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rygo88

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-14-2012 18:47:28 | More by rygo88
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.86/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours deep black with medium brown head that persists. Initial aroma is fragrant flowery but this quickly disappears after tasting to become intense chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. Full bodied mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced with a strong, yet not overwhelming, coffee flavor. The hops were not evident even though the IBU stated on label implies a high level of 45.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 18:04:52 | More by wattoclone
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2012 03:45:41 | More by ComRock12
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robmoak

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-13-2012 17:06:31 | More by robmoak
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felixljr

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-13-2012 03:42:13 | More by felixljr
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gshak

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-13-2012 00:15:47 | More by gshak
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-12-2012 22:25:39 | More by rm9679
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2012 03:48:17 | More by funkyaudio
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2012 01:24:22 | More by jlogan7
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illini4x4


4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-12-2012 00:52:03 | More by illini4x4
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-12-2012 00:19:49 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Rupert50

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-11-2012 17:14:03 | More by Rupert50
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rundocrun

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Body is dark dark brown. Some chestnut highlights glow around the edges when I hold it up to the light. Two fingers of light tan head forms. Great retention. Minimal lacing.

S - Lots of dark chocolate, some sharper acidic coffee notes. Some fruit-like esters as well.

T - Sweet and slightly sharp up front. Subtle fruits and milk chocolate in the middle. Finish has straightforward malty sweetness mixed with a touch of bitter burnt grain flavor. Prominent aftertaste of unsweetened cocoa. Overall, a truly solid flavor profile. Robust, but not too sweet or burnt-tasting.

M - Medium body. Carbonation is a bit over-the-top. Finish is just a touch sweet and syrupy.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 03:35:28 | More by rundocrun
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-11-2012 02:46:55 | More by mmurphy525
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-10-2012 20:25:40 | More by NHSTEVE
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chefduff2

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-10-2012 19:44:26 | More by chefduff2
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-10-2012 19:39:19 | More by ThrewRedButter
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-10-2012 19:04:45 | More by thebigredone
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-10-2012 18:30:39 | More by nquigley16
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-10-2012 14:18:32 | More by ScaryEd
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-10-2012 12:15:12 | More by Casterbridge
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gshoes3

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-10-2012 03:12:58 | More by gshoes3
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fank2788

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
A shade lighter than black and nearly opaque in the glass with a light tan head that falls to a very thin layer of bubbles. The smell is of rich dark chocolate and high quality brown malts with a bit of coffee and a touch of blackstrap molasses. The dark roasted malts are evident in the taste which is reminiscent of coffee, bakers chocolate and a touch of licorice. It's bitter but not astringent, the bitterness seems to be from the malts with a bit of hop bite in there as well but it is definitely secondary to the malt. The body of the beer is medium along with the carbonation which makes it quite smooth and creamy. The finish of the beer is mostly clean with a touch of lingering dark malt character. Overall this is a top notch porter, probably one of the better examples out there actually, if you have the opportunity give it a try I doubt you'll be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 01:12:25 | More by fank2788
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-09-2012 09:21:58 | More by Dank26
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,181 ratings.