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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,044 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,044
Reviews: 1,396
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 304
Gots: 832 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of RockinRob925
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of raffy313
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Appearance: Completely opaque black body with a brown head. Great foam on this one.

Aroma: Deep roasty malts and just a hint of sweetness. Possibly some oatmeal.

Taste: Great roasted grain in there. It really fills your whole palate and stays with you long after you've swallowed. Just a hint of sweetness at the beginning and then dominated by coffee bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Big rush of carbonation up front (slightly over-carbonated), then becomes perfectly smooth. A thick beer but still very drinkable because it goes down so easily.

Final Thoughts: This is a very solid porter (among the best I've had). If you're into this style then this beer is a must-have.

Photo of BoOmerG
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of montauk7
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of magine
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a near black with some ruby edges. Has a dark tan fluffy head that settles to a layer on top with minimal lacing. Good looks.

Brew smells of roasted malts, big roasted nose; coffee, dark cocoa molasses. Very good nose.

Brew is velvety smooth, creamy head and mouthfeel. Full bodied brew here. Sweet cocoa, roasted notes picked up in the drying semi bitter finish. A bit of milk chocolate as well. Great feel and flavors here. Tremendous.

Wow - may be the best porter I have had. I would like to sample this next to some of my favorites of this style. This is certainly a world class stand out brew here.

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Kharkov
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Dactrius
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JRBecks
3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bradcochran1234
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BHep
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of NumberNone
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Aroma:  Roasted malt, coffee, and hints of dark chocolate.

Appearance:  opaque black.  Half a finger of head.

Flavor:  Roaster malt, coffee, and chocolate flavors abound.  Hop bitterness balances well with the malt sweetness.  Finishes fairly dry with some hop bitterness lingering.

Mouthfeel:   full body mouth feel.  Almost creamy consistency.  Moderate carbonation.

Overall:  This is an excellent porter.  Nice roasty flavors with enough bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.  Very enjoyable overall.

Photo of metalgdog
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Cobrakaikid
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of The_1084
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The appearance is a near black. There wasn't much of a head after I poured it into a glass.

S - The smell consists of vanilla at first, then comes a hint of caramel and chocolate. Smells great!

T - The taste is a reminder of coffee, with chocolate and a hint of vanilla. The after taste leaves an aroma in the mouth near iced coffee.

M - It is not a heavy beer, although it looks like it would be. It is light in the mouth considering the taste.

O - Overall this beer can be enjoyed by any drinker. It is a great porter and I plan on drinking it again.

Photo of Humulus85
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter. Bottled on 3/8/12

Pours an almost black with a one finger khaki head. Decent retention with little lacing.

Robust nose. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, burnt caramel. An earthiness from the hops, but not strong hop aromas. A hint of booze.

This is a full flavored porter. Tons of dark chocolate, caramel and coffee upfront. A surprising amount of bitterness come through in the middle to end. A don't know if this is from the malt or hops but it's tasty, and keeps the sweeter malts in check. Balanced finish lingers with a kind of bitter chocolate flavor.

Full bodied and silky smooth. Modest carbonation helps coat the mouth well. Heavy, but still highly drinkable for the amount of flavor.

Overall this is a fabulous Porter. While slightly strong and bitter for the style it is still very drinkable. I like the extra IBUs, but I also like my beers on the bitter side too. I would definitely try this if you have access to it. Cheers!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,044 ratings.