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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,353 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,353
Reviews: 1,328
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 247
Gots: 530 | 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:
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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate is quite powerful and interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some black chocolate notes with medium roasted malt notes though the overall mix is balanced by just enough sweetness. Body is full and has a super nice creamy texture with good carbonation. Very well brewed and something I wouldn’t mind having on a regular basis.

12-09-2011 17:55:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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tonyclifton36

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

12-09-2011 03:12:38 | More by tonyclifton36
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-09-2011 02:56:03 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-09-2011 02:17:55 | More by CGMLS3
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.4%

12-09-2011 01:40:52 | More by Brown120
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-08-2011 16:32:03 | More by tubbnik
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-07-2011 23:39:10 | More by leprakhan
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2011 17:32:12 | More by jriggins6
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Scoot1969

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-07-2011 03:17:38 | More by Scoot1969
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-06-2011 23:51:20 | More by JohneHoodlum
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shanghai55

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-06-2011 23:04:17 | More by shanghai55
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Lantern


4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-06-2011 16:52:43 | More by Lantern
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-06-2011 14:08:36 | More by xxcarpxx
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-06-2011 04:37:25 | More by swooshjtb
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therobot

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-06-2011 03:07:22 | More by therobot
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happy5930

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-05-2011 20:45:42 | More by happy5930
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

12-05-2011 01:24:15 | More by nmann08
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-04-2011 22:22:49 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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IlPostino

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-04-2011 21:54:20 | More by IlPostino
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josefnewsong

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-04-2011 05:11:01 | More by josefnewsong
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vncolbert

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-04-2011 02:17:51 | More by vncolbert
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sweethome

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +11.1%

Midnight pour...so dark and mysterious for a porter. Big tan head lingers for some time. Great lacing right off the bat. As beer consumed - it just got better.

Nose is dominated by rich chocolate. Can almost taste a lush melted chocolate off the nose. A hit of roast malt and just a bit of floral hop aroma in the back. The roast came out more as the beer opened up.

Smooth entry - builds out with the chocolate malt, the roast is more pronounced in the taste. Perfect balance between the two...then the bittering hops add their own balance. No discernable bittering hops, just enought to help clean out the palate for the next sip. Tasting bittersweet chocolate on this long finish. A hint of musty yeast on the finish - but in a good way like the best british porters on cask.

A lovely complexity of flavor...when porter is done to this level, it is one of my favorite styles. Fantastic flavor development and perfect use of hops for the style. They don't take over the beer, rather compliment the underlying flavor and provides a cleansing to the palate.

My goodness, the roastiness develops more and more with each sip.

I put this up with a few of my favorite Porters - Smuttynose and Great Lakes Ed Fitz (on tap circa early 1990's). Those ad few tasty ones I had on cask in english pubs too long ago to remember the brewery...

This may be my favorite Founders beer to date, which is really saying something.

12-03-2011 04:25:36 | More by sweethome
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escapegoat

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-03-2011 03:12:37 | More by escapegoat
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GHeinze89

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-03-2011 02:24:13 | More by GHeinze89
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joebry81

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-03-2011 02:12:46 | More by joebry81
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,353 ratings.