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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,191 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,191
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 235
Gots: 483 | 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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Ratings: 5,191 | Reviews: 1,317 | Display Reviews Only:
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-22-2011 18:05:08 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-22-2011 15:55:11 | More by wdarcy77
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mjaggers

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-22-2011 14:55:11 | More by mjaggers
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-22-2011 04:26:06 | More by bootsdomino
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-22-2011 01:35:37 | More by Another6Pack
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-21-2011 19:36:39 | More by alalvarez75
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The aromas of caramel and roasted malts hit me right away as I poured the bottle into a tall mug.

This beer had brilliant head retention and lacing. Carbonation was light.

The mouthfeel was good and heavy, perfect for winter.

This dark as night brew is pretty hard to beat. I'll definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 19:01:48 | More by BierStein711
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2Shaws

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-21-2011 16:27:15 | More by 2Shaws
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DCX

Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was really impressed by this one. The nose is filled with a strong presence of chocolate and caramel, roasted malts, and hints of coffee.

The aromas present in the nose all come through in taste as well (thankfully), with nothing really feeling lost of left out. It's a little hoppier than other offerings out there, but in a good way - I think it helps counterbalance the sweet components nicely and give this porter a little bite.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, with a slightly syrupy coating being left on the palette. While a lighter nature in the finish might make the beer a bit more drinkable, it would come at the expense of losing the great mouthfeel that (amongst other things) makes this one stand out from the crowd.

All in all, one of the best porters I've ever had. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 05:58:32 | More by DCX
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-21-2011 05:08:48 | More by jlb502
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-21-2011 04:00:20 | More by PittBeerGirl
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isualum12

Idaho

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love chewing on this beer.

Dark rich and YES sexy. I have been so damn excited to try this beer and I have been waiting for that special moment to try it. Well tonight my wife just brought it to me and said " looks like you could use a beer.". She had no idea what she was serving me. Couldn't have found the perfect moment so this is it.

I don't get founders here in Idaho so this is a real treat. I am in love.

Look- what no head on this great beer odd. Granted I didn't pour it. Dark looking beer that Is perfect except for no head.

Smell. This is perfect. Carmel and cocco

Taste. Chocolate with a hint of tea. Carmel with burnt barrel on the finish.

Feel. Smooth. I love this beer sitting in my mouth.

Overall well I might have a new beer in my top 10. Seriously this beer is great and needs to be on your drink list. I will trade anytime for this beer.

Thanks for the quality craft beer

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 01:46:20 | More by isualum12
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-21-2011 01:40:26 | More by kaelingirl
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cgrz

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-20-2011 23:53:04 | More by cgrz
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-20-2011 22:19:02 | More by dsauter
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goldie2828

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-20-2011 22:16:04 | More by goldie2828
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -29.4%

11-20-2011 21:16:47 | More by jophish17
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into my Duvel tulip. 2011 Vintage.

Appearance: Very dark brown almost black. Appears almost identical to the breakfast stout. Very little head, both initially and throughout, recedes to tan ring.

Smell: Dark roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Almost like a "breakfast stout light", same mocha flavors, the bitterness comes mostly from the roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, creamy, more body than other porters I have had.

Overall: Very flavorful beer, really nice 6.5% ABV alternative to RIS’s with their higher ABV. Another solid offering from an excellent brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 17:27:58 | More by BobZ
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-20-2011 16:31:42 | More by nh2032
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-20-2011 15:48:35 | More by DoctorB2B
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-20-2011 05:54:51 | More by paulys55
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GreenPea

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-20-2011 00:22:55 | More by GreenPea
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FedExPope

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-19-2011 18:47:05 | More by FedExPope
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davesway10

Iowa

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-19-2011 15:43:01 | More by davesway10
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stbo101

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

11-19-2011 13:48:16 | More by stbo101
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,191 ratings.