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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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6,033 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,033
Reviews: 1,392
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 300
Gots: 827 | FT: 26
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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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into wine glass.
Pours a deep coffee color, with slightly red hue. A bit of tan head sits on top.
Great coffee and roasted malt aromas with a hint of sweetness. Also sence a bit of bitter hops.
Taste is fantastic; again, roasted malts complements the bitter coffee and sweet chocolate flavors. Nice balance of hops and grains here making it very smooth and satisfying. One of the best porters I ever had.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured to a pint glass.

A- dark reddish brown, dark as midnight in the absence of light with a 2 finger mocha head that froths and slimes around the glass.

S- dark chocolate immediately, folowed by espresso beans, roasted coffee, bittering hops, with a funky stout like finish.

T- silky chocolate, bitter hop/coffee bean mixed with black licorice.

M- full bodied, rich, fulfilling. Smooth and silky going down low carbonation.

O- good easy drinking porter, the stout qualities really shine through on this one as well as a big hop presence.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker than most within its style and ABV range with a medium head etc. Smells faintly of chocolate and roast. Tastes chocolaty and roasty with a long charred and somewhat nutty finish. There is some acidity as well. Mouthfeel is medium with carbonation a little higher than my preferred level.

Overall a great beer that's tough to beat at its price point. Founders has a really good regular lineup with this one, Dirty Bastard, Centennial and Red's Rye. This reminds me why it is one of my favorite breweries.

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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a thin finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts with some dark fruit, coffee, smoke, and earthy hop.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with a bit of dark fruit sweetness, molasses, and vanilla. Through the middle, some earthy hops come through with some smoke and coffee. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate, roasted dark caramel malts, smoke, bitter coffee, and some dark fruits.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch chewy with a dry, roasted, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced porter. The malt profile is very good and the body and mouthfeel are just right.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,033 ratings.