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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,922 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,922
Reviews: 1,369
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 283
Gots: 748 | FT: 23
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of thain709
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a nearly pitch black body...the only other color, burgundy, appears around the edges when held to the light...a bubbly, yet creamy, tan head forms and stands two fingers tall...nice retention leads to great lacing

S - Huge roasted malt presence...it takes it to the edge of being burnt/charred...dark chocolate, fresh brewed coffee...vanilla and caramel to sweeten things up

T - Everything that was displayed in the nose comes together for big flavors...the roasted aspect is present throughout the entire beer...it does take a turn towards the end of the glass as it wears down your palate and becomes burnt...the chocolate and coffee are dark and pair well with each other...the vanilla and caramel come in to provide some sweetness as the roasted and dark flavors start to overpower everything...there is a punch of hops towards the finish...paired with the roastiness, they both provide a long lasting bitterness

M - Medium bodied...not quite full, roasty, bitter...wears down the palate

O - This was a well done robust porter...it kind of reminded me as a Breakfast Stout Light...bold flavors, but my only complaint was the degree of roasted malts

Photo of Illos
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mweso2000
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Marty91
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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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of JakeDebus
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of peensteen
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very dark brown, near pitch black in colour, whisp of tan coloured head, some lace. Smell is full of chocolate and coffee, quite a bit of roasted malt, bready, bit of earthy hops and molasses. Taste is very roasty, chocolate mostly bittersweet with a bit of milk, coffee grinds, nice mid palate bitterness, some hoppy flavours as well. Medium carbonation, medium-full body, creamy-full feel. Outstanding, one of the best american porters I have ever come across.

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

Thank you Msquared2!!

Appearance. Pours a deep, dark brown ...almost black with a thin tan head.

Smell. Roasty dark malts, chocolate and tobacco.

Taste. Roasted dark malts, coffee, chocolate. Light sweetness. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Nice flavourful porter.

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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, bottled 03/29/12. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is great, it smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. It tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, and coffee. There's a nice mix between the sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. This is a very good brew, it's certainly one of the best porters I've had. I know I'll be buying more of this beer, I don't know why I haven't tried it until now!

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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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  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,922 ratings.