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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

6,033 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6,033
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 300
Gots: 825 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Pitch black pour with a hint of brown at the top and bottom of the glass. Very thin head that quickly goes away and leaves a ring of tan bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S- Roasted malts, tons of coffee, slight note of cocoa powder. Really nice.

T- Huge roasted malt notes, still getting a lot of coffee, hint of chocolate, slight mild hop presence to balance.

M- Full bodied, rich and coating, leaves a nice aftertaste. Medium carbonation and very drinkable.

O- Great porter. Has full flavor and can compete with the good imperials.

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jk3
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Carrico
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this to be a very respectable porter. The color was what you would expect from a porter and the taste was very smooth but still flavorful. If you like porters, you will certainly enjoy this one from Founders.

Photo of Franch
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of EricTheRed
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of craftbrew502
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of TomD
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of echo5romeo
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Tomhet
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look of this thing is almost like a really dark root beer; verging on complete and utter blackness yet with a hint of brown that anticipates some of the overt sweetness that comes in with the aroma. The slightly tan/mocha head augments this, though in my case the head dissipated almost immediately and left next to no lacing. The first thing that hits the nose is a very sweet sort of coffee and dark chocolate hybrid, which is then followed by a remarkably well mix of sweet caramel malts and definite earthy hops.

The taste is far more roasted coffee than I anticipated; and this dominates the front with an iron fist. However, near the middle of the tongue that sweet caramel/toffee hybrid sneaks its way in, and the end is a bit of that earthy hop with a slight boozy tinge that is just distant enough to be pleasant. In terms of carbonation, I would say this is middle-of-the-road; there's a bit of a bite on the front of the tongue but nothing too strong. As this warmed, the very smooth finish gained a bit of an elevated meaning as a nice way to counteract the fierce blast of roasted coffee-ish malts that hits you at first. Overall, this is yet another example of why Founders is such a great brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of FlyingHellfish
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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2/5  rDev -53.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MickeyBeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours very dark with a minimal tan head. Almost entirely opaque when held up to the light.

S- Not as aromatic as I would have hoped. Mild coffee notes are present.

T- Coffee and chocolate flavors come forward. Alcohol at 6.5% is hardly noticeable. This is a great session porter in my opinion. Perfect for those cold winter months.

M- Very drinkable with coffee flavor and certainly no absence of hops. Carbonation is light.

O- One of the best porters that I have had in a while. Did not disappoint in any way and I will definitely be picking up another 6-pack of it.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,033 ratings.