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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,232 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,232
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 321
Gots: 947 | 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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Ratings: 6,232 | Reviews: 1,432
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4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Big and bold dark malts. Roasty, mildly burnt black malt, coffee, chocolate, roasted barley. The moderate sweetness offset by the burnt roasty black malt and mild bitter hops. Some bready grains.

Appearance: Appears quite viscous during the pour. Head is very dark, even for a porter. Medium dark brown head. Head is moderate height, good retention, impressive lacing. The brew is very dark brown in color.

Taste: Deliscious. Roasty, lightly burnt black malt. Espresso and sweet coffee. The sweet malts are nicely offset by the coffee bitterness. Crisp bitter hops. Semi-sweet chocolate. Roasted barley, a good dose of grains.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Feels thick and creamy, but finishes dry from the hops and coffee bitterness.

Overall: Delightful. All aspects are impressive. Savory and bold, yet never harsh. Sweet and bitter, but never too much of either. A true classic. Might be the best porter out there.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 04/20/12.

A: Pours a deep black with a thick 1 finger khaki head. Leaves some lace as it dissipates over a few minutes. Can catch a little light around the edges.

S: Wow this hits you with a great coffee and chocolate. Has a dark fruit alcohol aroma as well. Good roasted malts. Actually a little hop at the end too.

T: Starts with a roasted coffee and chocolate and balances out with more hops than anticipated. A little bittering at the end but still leaves a great malt quality in the aftertaste.

M: Very nice and full bodied. Doesn't come off watery at all. On the low end in carbonation but that goes well.

Overall a porter that puts most others to shame. Has the best mouthfeel I have seen in a porter.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown black with a 1 finger off white head

smell: roast, coffee, chocolate, malts,

taste: roasted malts, some coffee / chocolate flavors

mouthfeel: medium to full body, mild carbonation,

overall: decent porter, I prefer some others in the style over this one but still a very good beer.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big fan of this one. At beer geeks in Highland Indiana.
Lined up in a flight of stouts/porters.

A: A dark brown. Decent tan head.

S: Mocha. More milk chocolate than coffee.

T: Lots of dark chocolate and roasted malts and dark roast coffee. Smooth as silk.

M,: Very solid feel. I like them thick and creamy. This is mid level and smooth.

Overall: terrific beer. Ordered a pint after the flight. Beat out the others!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 06-05-2012 01:52:29
id: 1810685

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

I poured this far too cold into a snifter, and it seemed incredibly flat. Leaves nice lacing as it drinks, and a swirl of the glass produces great fizz.

Scents of sweet creamy mocha and roasted maltiness. Very nice and inviting.

Taste is great for a porter. Like a subdued Imperial Stout. Roasty, coffee, tons of cream, chocolate and deliciousness. Hardly any bitterness.

A bit thin for me, would have liked a little more coating.

A absolute stellar porter. Enjoyable to the last drip from the glass. Again, I wish Founders was available to me more often.

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3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a good porter, if a tad over-hyped. pours a rich coffee color into a pint glass with a dark brown head ony half an inch tall. smells like coffee and chocolate, but not overly intense. more sort of blended in with all the roasted malts. flavor is very well balanced with only a touch of sweetness at the end. i also pick up some vanilla in this beer and some tea-like flavors, a little hard to place actually. mouthfeel is nice, plenty of body, more like a stout. i really liked the heavier feel of this one. the bold flavors demand it. carbonation is about average, works just fine. overall this is a delicious porter worthy of high praise, but i dont think its in my top five. i will have to revisit this one soon.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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