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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,145 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,145
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 230
Gots: 470 | 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:
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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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-14-2012 16:55:04 | More by jculler82
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-23-2012 14:23:39 | More by NumberNone
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bbadger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-19-2012 01:06:46 | More by bbadger
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ERRL710

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-01-2013 03:55:43 | More by ERRL710
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Scott1020

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-17-2014 22:11:05 | More by Scott1020
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herzigula

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-17-2013 03:43:36 | More by herzigula
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raffy313

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-29-2012 16:50:44 | More by raffy313
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nabit

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-30-2013 22:53:07 | More by nabit
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black, with a nice rich tan two finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves generous lacing

Smell: Cocoa, roasted malts

Taste: Sweet chocolatey malts up front, roastyness up next, then a quick smack of earthy hops

Mouthfeel: Medium to full, good carbonation

Overall: Excellent. Good example of the style. Very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 04:14:20 | More by MadCat
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Jballn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-11-2012 04:53:27 | More by Jballn
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-17-2012 16:44:36 | More by smutty33
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JoNo06


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-27-2012 12:18:56 | More by JoNo06
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 6 oz. snifter. Bottled on 02/10/2012, reviewed on 09/01/2012.

A-Dark black with a light tan head that dissipated quickly.

S-Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, leather.

T/M-BIttersweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Not overly sweet. Coats the mouth with the unsweetened chocolate and a mild carbonation.

O-A great porter from Founders! Not too heavy with a balanced sweetness to a little bitter bite.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:52:24 | More by jhartley
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-21-2012 17:11:17 | More by jwgkicks
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felixljr

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-13-2012 03:42:13 | More by felixljr
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-06-2013 21:49:08 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-05-2013 18:11:05 | More by wonothesane42
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drh1382

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-23-2013 20:16:02 | More by drh1382
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-26-2013 03:07:40 | More by bigbeerfan
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Gfhislop


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first ever Founders beer, had a little over a year ago. I hated it initially for being so dark, now its actually lighter than most of what I buy

A- Pours essentially black with a tan head. Not as thick and oil-like as the Imperial Stout, but it does not disappoint.

S- This flirts more with the idea of a stout than a porter. Big roasty aroma, mild chocolate, solid hop presence that is indicative of Founders.

T- Initially, was too intense for me now. A year later, its taste is comparable to run of the mill imperial stouts, which is an accomplishment for a porter. Plenty of chocolate and roasty character, and the signature hop presence that reminds you this is Founders you're dealing with.

M- A little thin, but I have been spoiled by the thickest, heartiest offerings from this company and others. Not disappointing in the least.

O- This is the one that started me down the path of craft beer. Out of their year round offerings, this is a solid contender with Dirty Bastard over which is best in the dark category. With more focus on flavor and aroma, this one is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 05:45:32 | More by Gfhislop
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-12-2013 23:33:22 | More by Cdunk11
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lic217

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-03-2013 17:12:04 | More by lic217
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TribeBeerDrinker

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-04-2012 20:21:24 | More by TribeBeerDrinker
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-20-2014 00:00:46 | More by brutusmuktuk
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CypriotPhilosopher


4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-28-2012 22:13:54 | More by CypriotPhilosopher
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,145 ratings.