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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,297 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,297
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 514 | 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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blange3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-01-2011 21:29:51 | More by blange3
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-01-2011 21:02:46 | More by jordanmiller
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-01-2011 18:42:46 | More by kjkinsey
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-01-2011 07:10:35 | More by Diomede
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rab53

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-01-2011 06:08:38 | More by rab53
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-01-2011 05:09:56 | More by kevgod
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Thanks to hopdiggitydawg for a great locals for locals trade.

pours straight black with one finger of khaki head that recedes to nice thin layer. The aroma is really strong with roasted malts. Lots of chocolate and coffee, some roastiness, some dark fruits with a touch of alcohol. Taste is a like the nose with a really strong chocolate and coffee with just enough bitterness to balance it out. The mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Definitely a nice porter, wish it was distributed to my area.

12-01-2011 03:04:51 | More by quirkzoo
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-01-2011 02:55:42 | More by PaBeerLover
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-01-2011 00:18:53 | More by bigdipip
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-30-2011 04:21:55 | More by mscott1975
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-30-2011 03:59:43 | More by ortie
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jbck109

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-30-2011 03:50:52 | More by jbck109
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leeo

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-30-2011 03:49:05 | More by leeo
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hotglassmama

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-30-2011 03:48:08 | More by hotglassmama
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-30-2011 03:08:31 | More by duceswild
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climax

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

This one pours about as black as a beer gets. The head is a pretty dark shade of tan and has excellent retention. Lacing is no slouch either; the thick curtain sticks to the pint glass like glue.

Lots of chocolate and a dash of roasty bitterness come from the first whiffs. As I dwell further, I notice there is a generous abundance of hops as well, a welcome scent. Ripe fruit esters, caramel, cream, and coffee accent the aforementioned flavors, rounding out a nicely complex aroma.

Balance is excellent in the flavor, and it's extremely well-rounded. The torch get's passed from sweet up front, to slightly tart and astringent midriff, and finally to dry and bitter in the aftertaste. The chocolate and coffee are assertive, but there's a lot more going on in here, excellent. The finish is where the earthy hop profile seems to take hold, the leafy and grapefruit character is definitely evident.

The feel is very silky and smooth (like conditioner - goes on first to clean zhe hair). There is a good amount of viscosity, yet it's lightened up by sharp, but brief, carbonation. The dry finish begs for another sip.

Founder's certainly nailed this one. It's a model of complexity, and covers all the bases well. In addition, it's a year round offering that's easy on the wallet.

11-30-2011 02:06:43 | More by climax
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spamages

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-29-2011 21:28:55 | More by spamages
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RudiNicole

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-29-2011 20:06:15 | More by RudiNicole
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nickfl

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

A - pours with two fingers of tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles slowly and leaves moderate lace.

S - a strongly roasty aroma with coffee and a bit of chocolate.

T - smoky coffee and some dark chocolate up front. A little bit of spice comes out in the middle with notes of chicory and licorice. Finishes with lots of coffee and moderate malt bitterness.

M - a fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - nicely done, this is a bit on the thick side for a porter, but very well balanced and flavorful.

11-29-2011 03:13:25 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Half finger milk chocolate head with some lacing. dark black without light passing through.

A: lots of chocolate with dark roast and coffee notes. The smell is very sweet.

T: mostly dark roasted malt and coffee with the choclate in the sweet finish and less doimianting than in the aroma. A decent hop bitterness intermixed.

M: thick and full bodied, light to moderate carbonation, very smooth.

Overall: A very drinkable porter. Porter is one of my least favorite genres however this is a very good beer.

11-29-2011 02:56:21 | More by kylehay2004
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cmonfradi

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-29-2011 02:39:25 | More by cmonfradi
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SteelCityHops89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-29-2011 01:15:43 | More by SteelCityHops89
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chcfan

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-28-2011 13:32:35 | More by chcfan
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-28-2011 08:18:33 | More by fuzzcherry
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HungarianCount

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-28-2011 06:35:05 | More by HungarianCount
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,297 ratings.