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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,145 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,145
Reviews: 1,416
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 311
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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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The porter was a really dark brown color, bordering on pitch black, with a nice one finger off-white/mocha colored head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Aroma was a mild blend of chocolate, cocoa and some roasted coffee malts.
Taste on the other hand was much more complex than the aroma. A very strong, yet subtle smoky backbone with hints of sweet chocolate malt notes upfront with hints of fruity esters (vanilla-like notes) in the middle with a nice bitterness in the finish. The bitterness does not linger in the finish.
The lacing left behind all along the insides of the glass is visually very appealing and attractive.
Good mouthfeel, almost full-bodied and very easy to drink.
This is one of the best American Porter's out there.
Do not miss it, if you ever come across this porter.
It is an absolute 'must-try' beer, and comes highly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful black with brown around the edges. There is a slight tan head that quickly dissipates. Some great lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells of roasted malt, toast, caramel, vanilla, smoke, and bacon.

T: Starts off sweet and malty, but a huge smoked meat flavor shines through right after. It's fantastic. The finish is smooth, silky, sweet, and savory. Wow.

M: Full bodied beer. Starts off sweet and smokey, and finishes super smooth. There is a bit of cloying, but nothing insane.

O: This beer is fantastic. It might be the perfect porter. It's sweet, salty, smooth, smokey, and incredible. I need more of this beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle - 1 of 5 in a double-blind tasting.

A - Really dark for a porter with a light mocha head. About a finger's worth. Sticks to the side of the glass with some soap-like bubbles hanging out in the center of the glass.

S - Nice and malty. Almost stout-y. Some chocolate in there. A molasses/brown sugar as well. Good stuff.

T - Wow, really easy drinking. No bit and quite pleasant the whole time! Chocolaty and sweet with a hint of hops. Really nice balance. No bitterness.

M - Quite full bodied for a porter. Coats the mouth nicely. Goes down super smoothly, again.

O - Really liked this one. Super sessionable. Wish it was colder. Really a nice, dark porter with malty/chocolaty complexities that I like a whole lot.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Brewsky29
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours pitch black almost like thin motor oil in a good way with quarter inch of tan head with plenty of lacing.

Smells of roasted malts slightly smokey.

Taste is similar to the nose malty roast smokey and sweet with minor hop bitterness.

This beer feels thick with very little carbonation, but it is very smooth.

Overall I really like this porter, it was part of a sample case, and would get this beer again.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,145 ratings.