Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

5,938 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,938
Reviews: 1,370
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 285
Gots: 765 | 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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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased in New York, brought back to Sydney and shared with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe.

Pours a very deep, murky almost-black, frizzled brown at the edges. Head poured dark and solid to begin with, but settles to a mild film of chocolatey brown. Body is very pleasantly firm and thick, and forms some nice fine carbonation when tilted. Overall, it's a decent looking brew, but not a spectacular one.

It's all uphill from there though. Big roasted, sweet/savoury notes on the nose, giving dark coffee, brown bread crust and a hint of red wine tannins. This is all smoothed with a mild malt sweetness and the suggestion of vanilla. Lovely blend, and while still rather mild and subdued, it makes for a very pleasant aroma.

Taste is similarly pleasant. Roasted notes form the basis, but these are assuaged by a mild milk sweetness and more of those vanilla overtones. Slight hint of leather on the aftertaste, along with a cleansing, but not prominent hop bitterness. Smooth and luxurious on the palate, while maintaining fluidity.

A really nice beer, and probably a holotypical American Porter. It's well made and solidly believable. Great drop.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate is quite powerful and interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some black chocolate notes with medium roasted malt notes though the overall mix is balanced by just enough sweetness. Body is full and has a super nice creamy texture with good carbonation. Very well brewed and something I wouldn’t mind having on a regular basis.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,938 ratings.