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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,231 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,231
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 321
Gots: 947 | 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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Ratings: 6,231 | Reviews: 1,432
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

This guy pours almost pitch black... I can't really get any light to come through the glass! A nice creamy mocha colored head.

Nose is sweet, roasty, and creamy with slight hints of red berry and vanilla.

Low carbonation with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and light, sweet finish.

Overall a very pleasant porter. Slightly sweet, but clean and well-rounded. Will drink again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled September 20, 2011.

Beer is black and a large tan head on top. Decent retention and quite a bit of lacing.

Smell contains coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, smoke.

Although I didn't really get any chocolate in the nose, it is there in the taste. Quite a smooth chocolate flavour, with the roasted malts just behind. Some vanilla, a bit of coffee. Finish is somewhat bitter.

Moderate carbonation made up of very small bubbles. Very smooth, rather silky feel. Full bodied. Very nice.

Overall, quite good. Close to going to 4.5 on taste, but not quite there for me. The 'overall' rating reflects this. Good beer for sure.

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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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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,231 ratings.