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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,222 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,222
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 320
Gots: 946 | 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:
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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Ratings: 6,222 | Reviews: 1,430
Photo of dogma46an2
3.2/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

The beer was well received however a few people thought it to be too hoppy for a porter, almost like a mix between an IPA and a porter. This can be great, but when someone expects a porter they do not expect a heave hop taste. It was great, but a little bitter for someone trying to order a porter.

Photo of IsaacmanTX
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This a fairley pretty black (not quite a dark black), with good lacing for a 4oz taster. I very much enjoyed the chocolate foresmell/foretaste with a light vanilla/coffee bean taste. The hops are a little overpowering though. I would have expected a more balanced flavor, even with the prominent hop smells. Not a beer I would order after tasting, but decent none the less.

Photo of BhamBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very heavy chocolate smell and taste which is true to this beer's style. Seemed overcarbonated for a porter though which detracted from this beer's great taste and smell. Would recommend to anyone who was looking for a good porter of the chocolate persuasion. Fine beer from a pretty good brewery.

Photo of brendaniel
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of stickboy1125
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Roland45s
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of WDJersey
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tmars13
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Kunstman
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours an opaque black body with a nice 2" light brown head with good retention and lacing. Beauty.

S - Has a delicious roasted coffee aroma. Some vanilla and chocolate notes.

T- Roasted chocolate malt, dark chocolate, coffee bean aftertaste. Quite delicious and rich.

M- Low carbonation, medium heavy body. Robust and creamy.

An excellent interpretation of the style. Overall excellent brew.

Photo of ReeseMax3
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of gonemicrophishing
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of vtjg
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of willjschmidt
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mikeg67
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours black with long lasting, beige head. Aroma is of bready, toasted malt, chocolate and hints of dark fruit. Body is medium and creamy. Taste is toasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and citrusy hops. Finish is long and bitter. Great porter.

Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of smalenberg
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of elcrawl
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of csmartin6
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I felt like I poured this properly but got three inches of thick, bubbly head that sounded like a bowl of Rice Krispies. The popping of bubbles lasted for nearly five minutes as the head dissappated slowly. The color is BLACK. No ruby hue like I would expect. It smelled of rich cocoa and hints of chocolate but had a bit of a chalky scent. The taste was warm and slightly alcohol tinged. Nice roasted nut or malt flavor but a bit harsher than a lot of Porters. Nothing makes me think this is a Porter and everything tells me it's a stout put in the wrong bottle.

Photo of GTB
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “BOTTLED” date is “05/29/12.”

Appearance: Poured into a tulip glass. The color is opaque black; no light passed through when I held it to a light. A lousy pour produced a finger of tan head, which dissipated quickly to leave a very thin lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Lots o’ chocolate. Black licorice, chocolate-covered cherries, plum. The roasted malt and espresso emerges slowly as the beer warms. It also has an oak-like smokiness and brandy-like booziness.

Taste: The chocolate from the smell takes a backseat to roasted malts, reminiscent of straight black coffee. The dark chocolate is still there providing balance. There is a hint of black licorice and maybe plum, too. I still get a little smokiness and brandy.

Drinkability: It is a pretty solid brew; tasty and thick. It does not set itself apart but it is good drinking.

Photo of Stumpy29er
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tsm2011
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of drevim
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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