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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,187 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,187
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 235
Gots: 483 | 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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Lagerhouserules

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-27-2012 23:27:55 | More by Lagerhouserules
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JoNo06


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-27-2012 12:18:56 | More by JoNo06
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation at the edges of the glass. The beer has a finger tall dark mocha head that reduces to a uniform thick film covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with much lighter hints of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits.

T: This is a very well balanced beer - there is enough malt sweetness to accomodate the bitterness. Flavors of dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. There is a light lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry in the finish.

O: Very easy to drink and very enjoyable. I really like the mouthfeel and if it was just a little lower in ABV, this would be a real session beer. I would definitely get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 22:21:35 | More by dbrauneis
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-25-2012 21:07:18 | More by Satan70
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IkeMan90

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-25-2012 19:32:41 | More by IkeMan90
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dspencer714


4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-25-2012 13:33:30 | More by dspencer714
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-25-2012 05:26:57 | More by JMBSH
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cestlavie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-25-2012 01:55:39 | More by cestlavie
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Yallnumbskulls

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-25-2012 00:38:06 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Big and bold dark malts. Roasty, mildly burnt black malt, coffee, chocolate, roasted barley. The moderate sweetness offset by the burnt roasty black malt and mild bitter hops. Some bready grains.

Appearance: Appears quite viscous during the pour. Head is very dark, even for a porter. Medium dark brown head. Head is moderate height, good retention, impressive lacing. The brew is very dark brown in color.

Taste: Deliscious. Roasty, lightly burnt black malt. Espresso and sweet coffee. The sweet malts are nicely offset by the coffee bitterness. Crisp bitter hops. Semi-sweet chocolate. Roasted barley, a good dose of grains.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Feels thick and creamy, but finishes dry from the hops and coffee bitterness.

Overall: Delightful. All aspects are impressive. Savory and bold, yet never harsh. Sweet and bitter, but never too much of either. A true classic. Might be the best porter out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 23:16:04 | More by soulfly1492
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Greggory

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-24-2012 17:01:22 | More by Greggory
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Joefisherman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-24-2012 15:04:51 | More by Joefisherman
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-24-2012 05:00:28 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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sammo

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-23-2012 19:56:56 | More by sammo
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Heff19

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2012 01:49:41 | More by Heff19
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CloudStrife

New York

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 04/20/12.

A: Pours a deep black with a thick 1 finger khaki head. Leaves some lace as it dissipates over a few minutes. Can catch a little light around the edges.

S: Wow this hits you with a great coffee and chocolate. Has a dark fruit alcohol aroma as well. Good roasted malts. Actually a little hop at the end too.

T: Starts with a roasted coffee and chocolate and balances out with more hops than anticipated. A little bittering at the end but still leaves a great malt quality in the aftertaste.

M: Very nice and full bodied. Doesn't come off watery at all. On the low end in carbonation but that goes well.

Overall a porter that puts most others to shame. Has the best mouthfeel I have seen in a porter.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 02:56:41 | More by CloudStrife
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-21-2012 18:59:27 | More by elkinbrown
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown black with a 1 finger off white head

smell: roast, coffee, chocolate, malts,

taste: roasted malts, some coffee / chocolate flavors

mouthfeel: medium to full body, mild carbonation,

overall: decent porter, I prefer some others in the style over this one but still a very good beer.

cheers,
the CPJ

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 04:32:19 | More by THECPJ
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Casedogg43

Indiana

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

Big fan of this one. At beer geeks in Highland Indiana.
Lined up in a flight of stouts/porters.

A: A dark brown. Decent tan head.

S: Mocha. More milk chocolate than coffee.

T: Lots of dark chocolate and roasted malts and dark roast coffee. Smooth as silk.

M,: Very solid feel. I like them thick and creamy. This is mid level and smooth.

Overall: terrific beer. Ordered a pint after the flight. Beat out the others!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 06-05-2012 01:52:29
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Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2012 04:27:45 | More by Casedogg43
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markmiller

New York

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this far too cold into a snifter, and it seemed incredibly flat. Leaves nice lacing as it drinks, and a swirl of the glass produces great fizz.

Scents of sweet creamy mocha and roasted maltiness. Very nice and inviting.

Taste is great for a porter. Like a subdued Imperial Stout. Roasty, coffee, tons of cream, chocolate and deliciousness. Hardly any bitterness.

A bit thin for me, would have liked a little more coating.

A absolute stellar porter. Enjoyable to the last drip from the glass. Again, I wish Founders was available to me more often.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 02:26:15 | More by markmiller
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lmz3000

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-19-2012 01:56:51 | More by lmz3000
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chemtiger

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-19-2012 00:28:22 | More by chemtiger
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KSather

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-18-2012 01:58:03 | More by KSather
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a good porter, if a tad over-hyped. pours a rich coffee color into a pint glass with a dark brown head ony half an inch tall. smells like coffee and chocolate, but not overly intense. more sort of blended in with all the roasted malts. flavor is very well balanced with only a touch of sweetness at the end. i also pick up some vanilla in this beer and some tea-like flavors, a little hard to place actually. mouthfeel is nice, plenty of body, more like a stout. i really liked the heavier feel of this one. the bold flavors demand it. carbonation is about average, works just fine. overall this is a delicious porter worthy of high praise, but i dont think its in my top five. i will have to revisit this one soon.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2012 15:16:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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PorterBoy14

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-16-2012 02:42:25 | More by PorterBoy14
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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