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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,799 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,799
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 276
Gots: 697 | 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  rDev -5.9%

GGRECH, May 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

lboyer, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ryanbush2026, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

cck5, May 13, 2014
Photo of beermemarge
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from bottle into glass. Good amount of foam, head was cream in color, beer was opaque brown black. Smell had fruity, coffee, and caramel notes. Tasted had deep coffee flavor, slightly smoky, sweet chocolate, strong hops, and good bitterness level. Mouth feel had a good body. Overall a great porter, had it before and will have it again.

beermemarge, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

paulish, May 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

nineworldseries, May 13, 2014
Photo of EvoRich
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very dark. Tan head that dissipates to a thin ring around the edge.

Smell: Dark chocolate, coffee. A bit roasty and nutty. A hint of hops.

Taste: A very roasty flavor, almost like peanuts. A hint of coffee and dark chocolate, and again, just a small hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Nice and creamy.

Overall: A very well balanced beer. Not exactly what I expected. I expected it to be a bit sweeter, but I'm still impressed.

EvoRich, May 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

ThatOneBeerGuy, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ChrisinRI, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

PastaZombie, May 12, 2014
Photo of pants678
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The darkest brown with a light brown head.

Coffee and roasted malt aroma.

Dark chocolate syrup is first to mind, little coffee note in there, too. The darker malts give off a charred taste. A very straight forward, hearty beer. I can't pick up the hops but there's a touch of sweetness on the finish.

Could well be a stout. A dirty kind of brew that's all the better for it.

pants678, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Can_has_beer, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Srecko, May 12, 2014
Photo of Dna_Infinity
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to glass

Appearance - Pours a deep brown/black colour with a good mocha coloured head that fades quickly and leaves good lacing.

Smell - Chocolate, lots of coffee, toasted malt, caramel

Taste - Dark chocolate, coffee, toasted malt, slightly smokey, vanilla. Good tasting beer!

Overall - Very good porter that has lots of coffee and chocolate flavour to it

Dna_Infinity, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

yummybeer, May 12, 2014
Photo of emyers
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with a 1 finger light brown head, which dissipates fairly quickly into lacing.

Smell: Dark chocolate, roasted barley, molasses. Touch of toasted malt and caramel. No real hop presence.

Taste: Same as the smell - dark chocolate, molasses, hint of coffee, roasted barley, and caramel malt. Finishes slightly sweet. No alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, pretty low carbonation level. Very smooth.

Overall: Easily one of the best classic porters on the market along with Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald.

emyers, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Sean45812, May 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

qballz022, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

deekyn, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

mre4b, May 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lots of chocolate notes, a hint of coffee, with a bitter finish. Not your typical porter - reminds me of a chocolate stout, with a pretty full mouthfeel, though not as creamy or thick or sweet as a chocolate stout. The lack of sweetness makes this fairly easy drinking, and probably would be an excellent go-to winter beer.

I actually prefer a more complex flavor profile than this delivered, although what it did it did very well.

bareju, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

SixPack6, May 10, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,799 ratings.