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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,144 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,144
Reviews: 1,416
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 312
Gots: 888 | FT: 24
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 PeterIngemi
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MaineMike
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of tripledbrew
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tellish33
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of leeswagerty
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of alpenglocken
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of danjohn1234
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of nmeiborg
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of nmcollins05
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wrath98
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mjmadsen21
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of StoutIrish
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$1.79 per bottle from Siciliano's

A: deep, dark color, brown/tan rocky head
S: incredible deep roasted malt, treacle, toffee
T: deep roasted malt, with good hop bitterness that could be a bit less but still very good
M: incredible depth, great roasted malt

Photo of Charlesl22
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

This by far the ideal porter that one can have or rather the benchmark all other porters should be compared to. The color and head are spot on, smell is sweet chocolate/coffee which tastes almost as it smells but better!

I go to Founder's weekly and this is one that I usually will get if nothing else catches my fancy.

Photo of BeerHownd
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Reviewed from notes, 1/14/12.

Thanks to Steve for this one, 12oz bottle dated 10/24/11 poured into a Snake River pint glass and shared with the wife.

A: Pretty dark and opaque, some creamy tan lacing left behind from an unimpressive head.

S: Lots of chocolate sweetness, hints of an oaty quality and dark malt sweetness. Robust without being roasty.

T: Dominated by creamy chocolate, rich dark malts. Light hopping here, really letting the creamy milk chocolate shine. Hints of dark fruit and a lactose sugar. Semi sweet but definitely not cloying.

MF: Creamy moderate body, so so smooth. Very nice.

O: An enjoyable porter. I prefer more roast & coffee-like flavors but its impossible not to like this offering.

Photo of Sparger
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of page101
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of RyanLigeia
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance- Looks perfect. Solid pitch black with a beautiful creamy head on top.

smell- Smells potent. Coffee, chocolate, a little vanilla, a little alchohol.

taste- Same as the smell, delicious. Its sweet but its got some bite as well. Very full flavored.

mouthfeel- Full bodied as well. Its got some carbination but that doesnt take away from the smoothness.

overall- Overall this is a fantastic beer, Id reccommend trying it if you haven't yet. Founders never seems to dissapoint.

Photo of MDDMD
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown opaque clor with a solid tan head with good lacing

S-coffee and chocolate with some toasted bread

T-roasted malts abound with nice chocolate and coffee flavors and a nice bitter finish

F-medium body with medium to light carbonation

O- an excellent porter with good depth and balance

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,144 ratings.