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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,786 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,786
Reviews: 1,353
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 277
Gots: 688 | FT: 25
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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Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours pitch black, no light creeping through at all. Medium, creamy tan head with lots of small bubbles. Lacing holds firm to the side of the glass.

S- Slight burnt bread, followed by a sweet molasses and a bit of cocoa.

T- Robust, slightly burnt chocolaty malts up front, followed by a bitter herbal hops kick in the mid palate. Finishes slightly sweet with notes of dark fruits, with a slight smoky malt and bitter hops kick. Very complex.

M- medium body, just enough to balance it out. Velvety, with medium carbonation and bubbles.

O- this is a very complex porter. So many things going on and it has a nice hops kick in then middle of it all, which is rare in a lot of porters. A smooth brew that leaves a sweet and pleasant linger on the palate long after sipping.

Treyliff, May 01, 2012
Photo of thydarkprevails
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle to a nonic pint glass. Pours very dark brown with light ruby coloring. One finger tan head that quickly shrinks. Nice lacing. Aroma is smoked malt, coffee, and roasted barley. Flavor is rich coffee and chocolate, smoke, roasted barley, and a slight hop balance. Medium mouthfeel and flavor clings to your tongue. This beer is in my top 3 porters easily.

thydarkprevails, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of bpop23
4/5  rDev -5.9%

bpop23, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with light tan head. Lots of lacing on sides of glass.

Lots of molasses, smoke and dark malts in smell.

Taste is similar to the smell. Lots of molasses, and a bit of smoke. Hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this was very good. Like a barbecue in a bottle with the smoke and molasses.

TrappistJohnMD, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of yaksurf
4.25/5  rDev 0%

yaksurf, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of sennin
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

sennin, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of badelsman
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

badelsman, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of tiddilywink
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Black and opaque in color. Has a heavy head which diminishes in a few minutes leaving a nice lacing.

Smell - Smokey molasses aroma.

Taste - Light hops and molasses taste.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, light carbonation, hint of bitterness.

Overall - It's full body, smokey, and not too bitter flavor make for a satisfying and easy to drink porter. I highly recommend this beer!

tiddilywink, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of CSQ1111
4.25/5  rDev 0%

CSQ1111, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of JackElamsGhost
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

JackElamsGhost, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of the_muffin_man
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

the_muffin_man, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of HurricaneCamille
5/5  rDev +17.6%

HurricaneCamille, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of HopsJunkiedotcom
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

HopsJunkiedotcom, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of vfalstad
4.25/5  rDev 0%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another brew Kevin hooked up in our trade, thanks man! Poured from unstamped bottle to mug the beer pours an oily viscous opaque black with a 1 finger mocha colored head with good retention and lacing throughout. The nose is an impressive blast of rich coffee, cocoa, roast. Terrific. If I didn't know better I'd say this is a stout. More character than any non-imperial porter I've sampled. Awesome. The flavor follows suit with again tons of coffee, roast, cocoa along with a mild bitterness, and hint of caramel and nut. Unbelievably smooth. Creamy. I can't believe how much flavor is packed into this brew, no hint of alcohol but with so much going on I'd think this was a much bigger beer to accommodate the character. Medium bodied. Well carbonated. To say this is a treat is an understatement. New standard for me.

hopfacebrew, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Happy_Camper
1/5  rDev -76.5%

Happy_Camper, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Connor
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Connor, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
4.25/5  rDev 0%

TonyTalon, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

pentasyllabic, Apr 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

woodjjacct, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

deldad, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jimipow, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Rckmo10, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Supergenious, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Rekrule
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Rekrule, Apr 20, 2012
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,786 ratings.