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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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6,149 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,149
Reviews: 1,417
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 310
Gots: 896 | 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:
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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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 5/9/2012, served at cellar temperature on 1/15/2013. An aggressive pour into a stemmed Stout glass yielded a light brown, 1.5-finger head. Nice lacing. Appearance is dark brown to black, with a few traces of light near the bottom of the glass. The nose is mainly chocolate and roasted malt notes; very inviting. At the front of the tongue, dark chocolate is dominant, but not in an overpowering way. Middle of the mouth is where the roasted malt flavor comes in, along with a hint of coffee. Very nicely balanced. A somewhat bitter chocolate finish, which sets you up for the next sip.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a silky smoothness. The mouth is coated with a thin, pleasant layer of chocolate to savor during the experience. Extremely drinkable, and at 6.5%, definitely sessionable.

This perfectly meets the definition of a go-to Porter. It is balanced in every way possible: sweetness, bitterness, carbonation, etc., all tied together with excellent craftsmanship. An indispensable part of Founders' year-round lineup.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Dark brown to black color with thin tan head with nice lacing

S-Very clean and malty smelling almost like a lager, hints of dark roasted malts

T-Cacao, dark chocolate malt flavors up front balanced by a modest hop bitterness

M-Full bodied, medium carbontation, very satiating

O-Would be definitely one of my top picks for a beer to sustain oneself with over a long cold winter, rich and malty without being cloying.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a beautiful black with a thin mocha colored head. Very little lacing.

The smell is chocolate like and earthy; coffee grinds and some fruit I cannot identify.

The taste is chocolate and milky. Thick with roasted malts and kind of ashy and grainy on the back end. There are lots of sweet malts as well with the roasted malt taste at the beginning, hops in the middle and sweet with an ashy, smoky taste on the backend.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, milky, goes down very smoothly.

Overall this a a smooth drinking porter. Everything is well balanced from the chocolate, to the sweet malts, roasted malts and coffee tastes. It goes down very smoothly and would make a great session beer on a cold winter night.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,149 ratings.