1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders PorterFounders Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,420 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,420
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 253
Gots: 556 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,420 | Reviews: 1,332 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev 0%

aszatk01, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of phuntasy
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

phuntasy, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of grammodesguapote
3.48/5  rDev -18.1%

Poured into a sampling glass. Vigorous poor gives a dark tan head which quickly disintegrates leaving plenty of lacing.

Smells of light roast but mostly a sweet alcoholic aroma as it warms.

Taste is roasted malt but subdued, and watery. Some alcohol but not in-your-face. a little bitterness in the finish and enhanced roasty character.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery, but nothing off-putting.

A good porter, I have not had so many recently but something I love coming back to.

Will try again if on tap, otherwise I will keep exploring!

grammodesguapote, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of douginromeo
4/5  rDev -5.9%

douginromeo, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of CarolinaKevin
4.25/5  rDev 0%

CarolinaKevin, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of iJyuken
4/5  rDev -5.9%

iJyuken, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of mattst
4.25/5  rDev 0%

mattst, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of fscottkey
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%

A: Black in color with no light penetration. Gorgeous 1 1/2 finger head that is made of uniform bubbles. The head lasts a long time - and is dense enough to reshape as you move the glass.

S: There is a smoked or charred smell. Like a charred hardwood. It almost smells like hickory smoked meat.

T: Smoke up front then again at the back. Slight mocha taste as it warms.

M: Dry feeling but goes down easily

O: The appearance on this one is amazing! If you handed this to me and said it was a smoked porter I would believe it. There is a lot of smoke essence in there. This one is good - but I wanted to love it and I am not there.

fscottkey, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Gaddabble
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Gaddabble, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of DeepSouthSipper
4.25/5  rDev 0%

DeepSouthSipper, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of myersk27
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

myersk27, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of SharkNado
4/5  rDev -5.9%

SharkNado, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of topace
4.25/5  rDev 0%

topace, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Gww1864, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Iamjeff6, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of JDice20
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

JDice20, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of sgn4779
4.25/5  rDev 0%

sgn4779, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of HopAlongG
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

HopAlongG, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of MastaShonuf
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

MastaShonuf, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of BeersAndBears
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BeersAndBears, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Keananmichael5
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Keananmichael5, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of JDM44
4/5  rDev -5.9%

JDM44, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of davemarc87
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

davemarc87, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Liondiscs
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Liondiscs, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of stumac
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

stumac, Mar 10, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,420 ratings.