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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,158 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,158
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 230
Gots: 475 | 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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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-11-2012 00:55:37 | More by joeykratz
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4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a midnight black hue, nice creamy mocha head

Smell - Nice hints of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, smoke, peat, campfire

Taste - Big rich coffee and espresso flavors right up front, so gorgeous. I am getting vanilla, milk chocolate, toasted almonds, roasted barley, tobacco. It tastes so rich.

Mouthfeel - This thing is silky smooth, perfect.

Overall - Founders makes the best dark stouts ever, its no doubt i would love their porter just as much. This thing is the tastiest damn drinkable thing I've ever had and EASILY MY FAVORITE PORTER. wow founder, wow.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 23:56:20 | More by aorloski
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-10-2012 21:11:41 | More by sludgegnome
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- bottle poured into a pint glass. Poured dark and had small amounts of amber on the sides. Not much thought. Pretty black. Nice lacing with a nice tan head about a finger.

S- Love the smell. Coffee and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Very nice smell!

T- Sweet coffee with hints of chocolate but not much. The coffee really comes through but not overwhelming. I get a bread taste near the backside. This is how a porter should be!

M- The feel is prefect. Smooth and thick! No much carbonation in which i actually love from a porter.

O- Everything a porter should be. Its my favorite drinkable founders beer. I can take a 6 pack and just drink it all night. Once again founders has done it. Perfection!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 00:58:20 | More by cmdmzmjm
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-09-2012 23:59:14 | More by Jammer42
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-09-2012 19:45:21 | More by OldTime
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-09-2012 18:36:12 | More by rbreaker
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-09-2012 18:05:58 | More by EmilySanders
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New York

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass, appears pitch black with some dark reddish-orange colors at the bottom of the glass. Big beige head has decent retention and leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Smells terrific, with tons and tons of chocolate and coffee notes, maybe a bit of hops and a tingly sensation of alcohol. Very inviting.

T: Begins with a dark fruitiness and some sweetness, then comes a terrific onslaught of roasted flavor, mainly espresso and bitter chocolate, which climaxes to a lingering, dry finish with some floral hop character, charcoal, and a bit of residual sweetness. A bit minerally too, which enhances the dryness. Alcohol becomes more apparent as the beer warms, as does the initial sweetness, which suggests brown sugar.

M: Medium body, actually feels relatively light for a porter. Great dryness and moderate carbonation are all nice though. Bittersweet maltiness coats the entire mouth, along with a bit of the hop and mineral flavor.

O: A very good porter. Not quite my favorite, but a good example of the style and probably has the best finish out of any porter I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 06:30:34 | More by Sharkophile
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-09-2012 04:46:11 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-09-2012 02:15:46 | More by thegerm87
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-08-2012 21:32:31 | More by bbeerman
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North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-08-2012 05:16:46 | More by eric_berge
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-07-2012 23:56:52 | More by minneapolitanjim
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-07-2012 05:41:03 | More by craftbeer31
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-06-2012 23:38:17 | More by BugTownPub
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-06-2012 21:51:59 | More by neckbracesub
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3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an eighth inch chocolate malt head which vanished almost immediately. The body is a dark burnt umber brown, almost coffee. Smells of cocoa, coffee, and roasted malt. The taste matches the smell but is actually far milder than I was expecting. Finish is quite long featuring the roasted malt. Certainly a very good porter, but not necessarily the king of them all.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 09:29:25 | More by MoreThanWine
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2012 01:23:38 | More by SFC21
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-05-2012 20:53:11 | More by ShadyJay
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2/5  rDev -52.9%

03-05-2012 18:56:00 | More by MIP229
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-05-2012 18:48:22 | More by Goldfishman
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3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Founders brew. In a pint glass it was obsidian and opaque. The lacing was good and there was a thin cocoa film of head. The taste was good, and it was silky smooth on my palate. The taste was not as complex as I expected, but it left that satisfying bitterness that porter fans love. I will try other porters before returning to this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 03:04:32 | More by TuffNut87
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-04-2012 02:43:24 | More by tourdot
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3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a chalice.

A- Black. No light pierces it. A tight tan head that dissipates fairly quickly

S- heavy roasted malts, milk chocolate and vanilla. The Founders yeast strain is in there as well.

T- Much less sweet than the smell would suggest. Burnt wood, toast, coffee are prominent. Dark, dark chocolate, and vanilla hints as well. Hops hit mid-stride but are restrained. A bit of sweetness tries to come though on the backside, but it balanced, and a bit overtaken by the bitterness.

M- Heavy side of medium, tight carbonation, dries aggressively for a porter.

O- A good american porter. Not my favorite, but obviously well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 01:38:47 | More by JWU
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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