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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,048 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,048
Reviews: 1,397
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 303
Gots: 833 | 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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Photo of andrewinski1
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. The color is black with a small medium tan head.

There is a nice robust malty aroma with notes of coffee.

The taste is dry and malty, with a nice bitter finish, with just a touch of zesty hops.

The mouthfeel is light to medium with nice crisp carbonation.

This is a really good; straight-forward porter.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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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%

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle was part of a mix-n-match 6pk picked up by my buddy for a beer tasting night. Thanks for the beers, Pat!

Poured and enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass

A - Pours a deep, jet-black color. No light showing through on this one. A dense one finger, tan-colored head on the initial pour. Lots of sticky lacing left on the glass.

S - A nice aroma of malts and coffee.

T - Wow, this is a really good beer. The first thing that hits you is how creamy this brew is. So silky and smooth. A great combination of roasted or burnt malts with a hint of coffee and maybe a bit of chocolate. Just the right amount of sweetness to go along with the bitterness of the hops. This beer goes down real easily. The ABV is not noticeable at all.

M - A creaminess coats your mouth. A medium to heavier consistency. Moderate carbonation.

O - Another winner from Founders! I've seen this beer many times on the shelves but never picked it up. I'll be treating myself to a 6pk in the near future. A top-notch porter in all aspects. Highly recommended!


Photo of BJasny
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of CliffBrake
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with a large rocky tan head that leaves curtains of lacing. Good retention and a pretty beer although a tad dark for the style (more like a stout).

Light aroma of chocolate and roasted grain with a hint of cherry. Roasted notes dominate the palate with a bit of stond fruit. A touch sweet in the middle, leading to some sourness and a herbal bitter finish.

Medium body, a bit creamy with good carbonation and a peppery feel.

Overall, a nice complex porter and a good example of the style.

Photo of joeykratz
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of aorloski
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a midnight black hue, nice creamy mocha head

Smell - Nice hints of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, smoke, peat, campfire

Taste - Big rich coffee and espresso flavors right up front, so gorgeous. I am getting vanilla, milk chocolate, toasted almonds, roasted barley, tobacco. It tastes so rich.

Mouthfeel - This thing is silky smooth, perfect.

Overall - Founders makes the best dark stouts ever, its no doubt i would love their porter just as much. This thing is the tastiest damn drinkable thing I've ever had and EASILY MY FAVORITE PORTER. wow founder, wow.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of cmdmzmjm
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- bottle poured into a pint glass. Poured dark and had small amounts of amber on the sides. Not much thought. Pretty black. Nice lacing with a nice tan head about a finger.

S- Love the smell. Coffee and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Very nice smell!

T- Sweet coffee with hints of chocolate but not much. The coffee really comes through but not overwhelming. I get a bread taste near the backside. This is how a porter should be!

M- The feel is prefect. Smooth and thick! No much carbonation in which i actually love from a porter.

O- Everything a porter should be. Its my favorite drinkable founders beer. I can take a 6 pack and just drink it all night. Once again founders has done it. Perfection!

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass, appears pitch black with some dark reddish-orange colors at the bottom of the glass. Big beige head has decent retention and leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Smells terrific, with tons and tons of chocolate and coffee notes, maybe a bit of hops and a tingly sensation of alcohol. Very inviting.

T: Begins with a dark fruitiness and some sweetness, then comes a terrific onslaught of roasted flavor, mainly espresso and bitter chocolate, which climaxes to a lingering, dry finish with some floral hop character, charcoal, and a bit of residual sweetness. A bit minerally too, which enhances the dryness. Alcohol becomes more apparent as the beer warms, as does the initial sweetness, which suggests brown sugar.

M: Medium body, actually feels relatively light for a porter. Great dryness and moderate carbonation are all nice though. Bittersweet maltiness coats the entire mouth, along with a bit of the hop and mineral flavor.

O: A very good porter. Not quite my favorite, but a good example of the style and probably has the best finish out of any porter I've had.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,048 ratings.