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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,238 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,238
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 321
Gots: 949 | FT: 26
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: 6,238 | Reviews: 1,432
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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The aromas of caramel and roasted malts hit me right away as I poured the bottle into a tall mug.

This beer had brilliant head retention and lacing. Carbonation was light.

The mouthfeel was good and heavy, perfect for winter.

This dark as night brew is pretty hard to beat. I'll definitely have it again.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was really impressed by this one. The nose is filled with a strong presence of chocolate and caramel, roasted malts, and hints of coffee.

The aromas present in the nose all come through in taste as well (thankfully), with nothing really feeling lost of left out. It's a little hoppier than other offerings out there, but in a good way - I think it helps counterbalance the sweet components nicely and give this porter a little bite.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, with a slightly syrupy coating being left on the palette. While a lighter nature in the finish might make the beer a bit more drinkable, it would come at the expense of losing the great mouthfeel that (amongst other things) makes this one stand out from the crowd.

All in all, one of the best porters I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love chewing on this beer.

Dark rich and YES sexy. I have been so damn excited to try this beer and I have been waiting for that special moment to try it. Well tonight my wife just brought it to me and said " looks like you could use a beer.". She had no idea what she was serving me. Couldn't have found the perfect moment so this is it.

I don't get founders here in Idaho so this is a real treat. I am in love.

Look- what no head on this great beer odd. Granted I didn't pour it. Dark looking beer that Is perfect except for no head.

Smell. This is perfect. Carmel and cocco

Taste. Chocolate with a hint of tea. Carmel with burnt barrel on the finish.

Feel. Smooth. I love this beer sitting in my mouth.

Overall well I might have a new beer in my top 10. Seriously this beer is great and needs to be on your drink list. I will trade anytime for this beer.

Thanks for the quality craft beer

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into my Duvel tulip. 2011 Vintage.

Appearance: Very dark brown almost black. Appears almost identical to the breakfast stout. Very little head, both initially and throughout, recedes to tan ring.

Smell: Dark roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Almost like a "breakfast stout light", same mocha flavors, the bitterness comes mostly from the roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, creamy, more body than other porters I have had.

Overall: Very flavorful beer, really nice 6.5% ABV alternative to RIS’s with their higher ABV. Another solid offering from an excellent brewery.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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