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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,041 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,041
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 304
Gots: 830 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a Bottled Date of 02/10/12. Pours a rich black color wnith virtually no head. Very minimal lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malts, earth and coffee. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, earth, roasted malts and smoke. Rich. Dark chocolate and roasted malt finish. Chewy mouthfeel. Overall this is a well-crafted porter. Worth having again.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours dark brown with two fingers of creamy mocha head.

The aroma is rich with nice roasted malts and some nice dark roasted coffee in the background Real enjoyable. Nice roasted malts on the pallet with notes of coffee with some bitter cocoa in the background. Seems to have a little bit of a grassy hop finish.

The body is robust with soft carbonation. Overall another hit from these guys. Real enjoyable.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Very dark brown with slight shades of red, light internal carbonation, pours a very light head

S: Chocolate, espresso, and even mild beef bullion notes are apparent in this rather fragrant brew

T: Strong coffee and cocoa, roasted malt, light alcohol, nice balance between the sweet chocolate flavors and the bitter espresso finish

M: Certainly heavy, but quite smooth, and surprisingly very light aftertaste that doesn't dry the palate

O: A nice heavy and yet smooth porter, almost dessert-like in its taste and consistency

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a pint glass. Lucky enough for beermerchants.com to have some in stock.

Pours a dark white colour with a strong creamy and foamy off-white/tan head.

Smells lovely of rich dark but not quite burnt malts, caramel/dark chocolate too.

Taste is a bit of a let down, first of all very very fizzy on the tongue adversely affecting the taste, and hard to determine what is there. Alcohol is there, quite strongly, followed by quite a determined bitter hop presence. Some malts there trying to balance it out but they're very strong too and not quite achieving their goal. Most of the true flavours seem to be muddled up with the fizziness and alcohol.

Overall quite a disappointment from the wonderbeer I had heard so much about. Still a pleasure to drink though but I wonder if mine might have been out of date or something wrong with the batch as there's not best before shown anywhere on the bottle.

EDIT: Improves somewhat as it warms up, so my advice would be to serve this beer at room temperature.

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,041 ratings.