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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,642 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,642
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 267
Gots: 640 | 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:
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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jtmcgraw, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Bar Louie.

A - Pours dark-dark-brown, almost black, like Guinness. About a finger of thick cream-colored head, but dissipates after a short time. Moderate lacing.

S - Coffee, chocolate, caramel malts. A touch of alcohol, even. All very roasty/toasty.

T - All the same as the smells, and additionally a healthy amount of bitterness, in a good way. Excellent.

M - Smooth, creamy, medium-low carbonation. Almost warms you up as you drink it. Great body. Easy to take another healthy-sized slug right after.

O - You're not supposed to give many fives, but it's happening here...it almost feels like there should be more to say. This is as close to perfect as I can imagine. The best beer I've had to date.

punky796, Mar 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

shanghai55, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jonmorgan, Dec 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Beer_Slayer, Jul 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

therobot, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

basilcrow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Beerasaurus
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a beautiful inky-black color with a dark cherry colored one-finger head. Left a slight amount of lace in the glass.

S: roasted coffee and dark chocolate

T: Roasted coffee, with hints of dark chocolate, slight sweetness and a smattering of hoppiness

M: Rich, smooth, creamy goodness

D: One of my favorite porters, unfortunately not available in my area!

Beerasaurus, Feb 17, 2009
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

CamM, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

berley31, Apr 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Morakaton, Nov 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Donnymcslick, Apr 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

randomdanger, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours thick, but an aggressive pour yields a lot of tan head. Deep black.

S- Roast, a little fruity notes. Roast comes out more as it warms.

T- Roast, some tangy hops, more roast. Delicious and what I expect in a porter.

M- Not to thick, not too light. My standard for the style.

O- My favorite porter. Very affordable, very available, very easy-drinking, very rich and flavorful. Cheers

StLeasy, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Elfastball7, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

cpinto6, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

NonicPanic, Jan 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jonathaniler, Sep 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

StevenK708, Apr 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

mcgwire756, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Hokenfloken, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

MidtowneMarket, Dec 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

iamsolidsnake, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

willkoval, Feb 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

doucmehu, Nov 16, 2011
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,642 ratings.