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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,235 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,235
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 321
Gots: 948 | FT: 26
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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Ratings: 6,235 | Reviews: 1,432
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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, with a mocha colored head. Great lacing leaves layers between sips. Scents of mildly spicy and acrid roasty grain. Rich slightly sweet malt aroma underneath.

Flavor brings good bitterness balanced between hops and roasted grain. Rich, complex dark grain bread taste envelops the palate. Silky smooth body with a kick from the bitterness. Hints of espresso and semi-sweet chocolate.

This brew brings the malt bomb heavy and hard but keeps it well in check with ample roasted grain that stops well short of overpowering the taste buds.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't read the date, pretty sure it says 2011 which is about right. Call it 2 years old.

A: Pours a nice dark brown with an enormous frothy light brown head. Head fades very slowly, leaving an island of foam behind. Heavy, fluffy walls of lacing left behind.

S: Lots of chocolate with some mild char and smoke. A bit creamy.

T: Smooth dark chocolate and smoke mixing together. Hints of char. Some creamy sweetness in the middle, leading into the finish.

M: Medium bodied, ultra smooth and creamy. Wonderful.

O: This is the benchmark of all porters, in my opinion. Even after two years this is still wonderful. Great chocolate notes, super creamy and smooth. One of the most drinkable beers around. Surprising strength and variety of flavors for such a low ABV brew too. Another great Founders brew.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A - Dark brown with a half-inch of dark tan head that quickly dissipates.

S - Chocolate malt, roasty notes, and a prominent underlying sweet aroma.

T - Roasted malt, coffee, pleasantly bitter finish. The sweetness present in the nose is not evident in the taste.

M - Full bodied, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.

O - Very tasty porter, and a good example of the style. I'd gladly enjoy this beer again.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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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  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.68/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty dark pour with little bit of khaki colored head. Smells of roasted coffee dominates, chocolate, cocoa. The coffee comes through a lot on the taste as well as some smoke and burn. Roastiness, little bit of sweet in the form of chocolate/cocoa. Some bitter on the tongue afterwards but not overly. Medium bodied, slick. Strong porter overall, need to try with a cigar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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