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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,806 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,806
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 276
Gots: 699 | 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:
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours about as black as a beer gets. The head is a pretty dark shade of tan and has excellent retention. Lacing is no slouch either; the thick curtain sticks to the pint glass like glue.

Lots of chocolate and a dash of roasty bitterness come from the first whiffs. As I dwell further, I notice there is a generous abundance of hops as well, a welcome scent. Ripe fruit esters, caramel, cream, and coffee accent the aforementioned flavors, rounding out a nicely complex aroma.

Balance is excellent in the flavor, and it's extremely well-rounded. The torch get's passed from sweet up front, to slightly tart and astringent midriff, and finally to dry and bitter in the aftertaste. The chocolate and coffee are assertive, but there's a lot more going on in here, excellent. The finish is where the earthy hop profile seems to take hold, the leafy and grapefruit character is definitely evident.

The feel is very silky and smooth (like conditioner - goes on first to clean zhe hair). There is a good amount of viscosity, yet it's lightened up by sharp, but brief, carbonation. The dry finish begs for another sip.

Founder's certainly nailed this one. It's a model of complexity, and covers all the bases well. In addition, it's a year round offering that's easy on the wallet.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,806 ratings.