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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,438 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,438
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 257
Gots: 561 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jkane101, Dec 17, 2012
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jculler82, May 14, 2012
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raffy313, Jul 29, 2012
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nabit, Jun 30, 2013
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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.

MadCat, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Jballn, Apr 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

smutty33, Feb 17, 2012
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JoNo06, Jun 27, 2012
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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.

jhartley, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jwgkicks, Oct 21, 2012
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felixljr, Nov 13, 2012
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wonothesane42, Nov 05, 2013
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drh1382, May 23, 2013
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bigbeerfan, Feb 26, 2013
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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.

Gfhislop, May 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

gruss004, Sunday at 11:54 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Cdunk11, Apr 13, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,438 ratings.