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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,922 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,922
Reviews: 1,369
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 283
Gots: 748 | FT: 23
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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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: completely black with a murky body and a thick finger of frothy tan foam. Looks good.

Smell: rich, creamy, chocolatey aroma which is rather smooth for a porter. There is also a light and earthy hop component. I like it!

Taste: rich, creamy, chocolatey and smooth flavor; after a few seconds the coffee comes out. Bitterness is smooth at the end and well-balanced; what a great porter.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an exceedingly well-integrated carbonation. Super silky smooth and very creamy. Wondrous!

Overall: just a wonderful tasting porter and an all-round pleasant drinking experience.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of sukwonee
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque black, half a finger head, decent amount of lacing

S: I don't think I get much smell out of this beer, but what I do get is roasted coffee. Maybe a bit of chocolate.

T: It's got that Founder's signature coffee flavor, followed by some chocolate, roasted malt. It tastes a lot better than it smells. A bit sweeter than most American porter.

M: It has such the right amount of carbonation, medium body. It's a bit sticky at the end and the taste lingers a little while.

O: Excellent porter from Founders. I enjoyed it a lot!

Photo of BostonHops
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a deep, dark brown with 2 fingers of a tan head that demonstrates excellent retention - this thing isn't going anywhere - and a lot of lacing. outstanding presentation.

in the nose i get a lot of roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, and coffee, which transition well to the flavor where the trio pulls through in fine form, flanked by secondary notes of molasses and caramel. has a slightly bitter finish; no real alcohol presence to speak of. solid mouthfeel, medium-bodied and creamy, and quite drinkable. very impressed with this beer, i must say... would expect nothing less from founders.

original review on: 08-26-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Porter

A- This is a Very Dark black porter. A thin laced tan head with some bubbles

S- Definitely a lot of roast going on here with a little sweetness

T- Super Robust sorta roasty toasty porter going on here. The malt is just about perfect. The Roast lingers with the aftertaste.

M- Medium Body with a nice light carbonation kick.

O- This is a very good porter. Perfect roast and drinkability. Not too boozy and not very sweet.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,922 ratings.