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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,043 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,043
Reviews: 1,395
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 304
Gots: 831 | 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
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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark if not black body with medium tan head and great lacing.

Nose is simple. Hints of vanilla roasted malt.

Taste. Well, I should expect as much from folks who make some of the best stouts on earth. This porter is no different. In your face bitterness, roasted malt and earth. I can't wait to get done with this review to see if it is available year round.

Mouth feel is just right as well as the alcohol. Quite a nice drink. One of the best porters available.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from good ta go beer store in PA for 1.99 - thanks to jfam for this

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size frothy brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, roasted nuts/smoke

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, coffee, chocolate, and a nuttiness. There is also a bit of a smokiness. It ends with a rich dark chocolate aftertaste with a bit of lingering bitterness.

Overall - One of the better porters that I have had the pleasure of drinking. I'd make this one of my go to's if it was available locally. Worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours very dark, with just a hint of dark mahogany around the edges. The head was rich, brown froth, but it dissipated quickly and left nary a trace of lace on the glass.

S: Toasted bread. Dried fruit. molasses.

T: Sweet and burnt malt at first, coffee, diacetyl, and a brief hint of something fruity before transitioning to a very bitter, lingering finish.

M: Moist with good carbonation up front, but a little astringent in the finish.

O: The strong, bitter finish detracted from what would otherwise have been a fine porter. I'm not saying it wasn't good, just not exceptional.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

Poured unto a pint. Served again this time in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an opaque black, head comes off thick roughly 2 fingers length light tan.

Smell: This is not a the strongest aroma you would like, does it smell great absolutely, why don I rate it higher?, because it comes off slightly quick almost too quick.

Taste: comes off chocolately, not too heavy but feels like coffee is in the mix. After another sip....yes absolutely coffee is in the mix. Comes off strong but not on the alcohol side just pure flavor.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, very easy to drink for the real beer drinker in you.

Overall: Well put together beer, full of incredible flavor and might be slightly complex but not to the point that you don't know what it is. Definitely a keeper in your fridge and pound for pound one of the best porters I have had....drink with love and enjoy, Salud!

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,043 ratings.