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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,291 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,291
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 511 | 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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mcb4538

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-27-2011 18:01:07 | More by mcb4538
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anwo56

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-27-2011 16:15:36 | More by anwo56
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chilidog

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%

A true porter indeed.
It pours dark black, nice tan head that cascades nice as you pour. The head maintains to lace somewhat from a moderate carbonated, full bodied brew. Though its not overly thick.

Aroma of dark roasted malts carry into the taste with dark chocolates, cocoa, charred wood, coffee and a toffee sweetness.

Easy on the mouth with a hop oil coat yet a slight burnt toast dryness.

A robust porter, well made.

11-27-2011 16:06:33 | More by chilidog
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Lozanoa11

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-27-2011 15:35:54 | More by Lozanoa11
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duqmatt

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-27-2011 05:44:56 | More by duqmatt
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -4%

Poured into a 12oz Pint Glass

Appearance - Dark brown/black with a very brown 1 finger head that leaves behind some good lacing. Can see some carbonation bubbles sticking to the side before disappearing.

Smell - Very strong caramel and burnt malts, mixed in with a rich dark chocolate and coffee/mocha aroma. For some reason, I find this to be a very fun beer to smell.

Taste - Very strong roasted malts followed by coffee and dark chocolate. For some odd reason, the strong caramel flavor that I was expecting is mysteriously absent. I find the burnt malt flavor throw off the flavor a little bit, but it's still an excellent tasting porter in general

Mouthfeel - It's a pretty heavy bodied porter, but that helps add to the smoothness. Carbonation is also fairly light, which helps give it a creamy sort of feel in terms of drinkability.

Overall - This is a good, if not imperfect, porter. The burnt malt flavor tends throw the flavor off balancea little more than I'd like; However, still manages to taste great and it's also a smooth and creamy porter that's very easy to drink!

11-27-2011 00:05:22 | More by NuclearDolphin
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cbbjr

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours an opaque very dark brown, nearly black. Good amount of dark tan head that has some staying power and leaves a fair amount of lacing. Smells of strong roast malt and smoke. Hops are noticeable in the smell, but the roasted malt is dominate. Taste is great, you pick up the roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of coffee, which I didn't pick upon the smell, and then a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is fairly strong with what seems like low carbonation.

This is my first time trying this beer, and I am very pleased. It might join Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald as my go to porter.

11-26-2011 18:25:25 | More by cbbjr
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-25-2011 22:36:22 | More by TimoP
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tmcelman

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 22:26:46 | More by tmcelman
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assman79

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 20:24:42 | More by assman79
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cates1tg

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 18:06:53 | More by cates1tg
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a dark, oily brown color with a small tan head. A lively, somewhat smoky aroma is present, with notes of coffee, toasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of fresh hops. There is a strong roasted flavor and a touch of sweetness that really coats the mouth. This medium bodied porter has a crisp, fresh taste and is one of the best I've had!

11-25-2011 16:04:50 | More by Neorebel
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-25-2011 05:20:31 | More by barnzy78
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koo10t

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-25-2011 03:03:04 | More by koo10t
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-25-2011 01:11:00 | More by mdillon86
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zachary80

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-24-2011 21:23:32 | More by zachary80
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uncspurs21

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-24-2011 21:10:58 | More by uncspurs21
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TheDinger

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured from a bottle to my mouth. At a campfire and had no available glass, so I'm not able to enjoy seeing this poured. Since it's a Founders brew, I will assume it has a good look with a nice head and good retention. Smell was quite surprising for a porter with lots of carmel and burnt sugar notes. Perhaps a touch of mocca which was a pleasant addition. Great smell overall. Taste followed the nose with the carmel and coffee/mocca thing. Picked up some molasses on the end with just enough hops/bitterness to round it out. Solid. Feel was nice and heavy like a good porter should feel. Not too chewy, but nice and hearty with some decent carbonation. Overall- A very enjoyable porter and good representation of the style. Strong aroma with a thick feel and complex taste. Will be having another at some point in the near future. Very tasty-

11-24-2011 14:33:47 | More by TheDinger
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-24-2011 03:19:47 | More by iguana1010
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-23-2011 22:22:25 | More by VikeMan
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-23-2011 19:22:36 | More by beefandbean22
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ltarrant

Alabama

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-23-2011 18:50:55 | More by ltarrant
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-23-2011 02:21:52 | More by pavpav12
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Jips

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-23-2011 01:51:10 | More by Jips
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enelson

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-22-2011 21:19:33 | More by enelson
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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