Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,931 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,931
Reviews: 1,370
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 284
Gots: 756 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a virtual black color with a off-white head and nice lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt with coffee and a hint of caramel.

T: Taste of roasted malt and coffee with some bittersweet chocolate. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and somewhat creamy.

O: Good porter nice example of the style. Could put a few of these away with no trouble.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours black with a small, tan, frothy head. Great retention and lacing.

S- Really, really rich, dark coffee. Underlying sweeter scent, maybe chocolate. Also hints of caramel on the nose. Smelling this makes you not willing to wait to taste it.

T- This is the flagship beer for porters in my opinion. Great coffee and burnt malt notes off the bat. Not quite as strong as on the nose, but very well balanced. After the burnt malt profile, sweet hints of chocolate and caramel intermingle on the palate providing a lighter side. Only improvement to be made is the slight metallic ending.

M- Perfect wait to drink all night long. Somewhat heavy flavor profile is made sessionable but the relatively light weight on the palate.

Overall, this is going to be a staple of my fridge for years to come. THe flavor isn't quite as heavy and full as the other Founders I've had (FIS, FBS), but this is a year-round brew that is easily drinkable no matter the season.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass. Pours dark black, completely opaque. Tan foam with some lacing. Rich roasted coffee smell - very forward. Burnt edges. Smooth creamy taste with a late charging bitter hop that closes quick. Milky. Reminds me of an ice coffee. Solid.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my duvel glass.

Pours a dark brown/black with a touch of amber, the pour ends with a nice 1 finger milk chocolate head, decent lacing.

S- smells of roasted Malts and milk chocolate, almost like the scent of powdered nesquick. Touch of vanilla.

T- roasted malt, chocolate, a hint of vanilla at the end, kind of like black mocha coffe w/vanilla hint.

M- Medium bodied, creamy and velvety, medium carbonation works very well, but I wouldn't want anymore, nicley done, giving this brew a definitive porter body, with a deep flavor balancing on the line betweent porter and stout. It has a dry finish that leaves you thirsting for more.

O- A great porter, that, at least to me is highly drinkable, and has a lot of flavor! Deffinatley one of my favorites in this style.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/21/11. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours nearly black with deep reddish-brown hues when held to light, produces a finger of tan head, fades quickly but leaves good lacing.

S- Charred malts and powdery dark chocolate.

T- Dominated by big roasted malts with some chocolate and char, solid dose of hops provides a nice bitter finish with more sweet chocolate and a bit of fruit.

M- Full-bodied, smooth and creamy with the right amount of carbonation to keep it highly drinkable.

O- A new contender in my list of favorite porters, I'd be happy drinking this all day.

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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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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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