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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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5,807 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,807
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 277
Gots: 700 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Black, no transparency and almost no head and no lacing

S: Sweet, smoky maltiness. After warming up, I get more chocolate

T: Surprisingly has a hop bitterness I taste right away. Malty, chocolate in he middle with a hint of smokiness and finishes with a coffee taste and decent hop profile.

M: mild carbonation with a dry finish

O: Great porter, love the hops throughout. Letting it warm up released more chocolate and coffee notes.

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1.86/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at room temperature.

A: Pours out of the bottle an inky brown, that becomes black in the glass - so much so that it absorbs all nearby light. Forms a thin brown head, which quickly fades to a ring. No lacing to speak of.

S: Roasted malt meets light coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, all wreathed together in a nice balance.

T: And it all falls apart. I did not expect to get such a piney hop bite from the nose, yet that is virtually all I can taste in this beer. It's difficult to notice any other aspect of the flavor profile - so much so that I cannot. This is effectively a black IPA for those who enjoy pine.

M: Watery, thin, and with a sharpness that may just be the excessive hopping.

O: Edmund Fitzgerald this is emphatically not. I shall not repeat.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Very good

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,807 ratings.