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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,219 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,219
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 320
Gots: 943 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU
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Ratings: 6,219 | Reviews: 1,429
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3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This tastes exactly like coffee to me. That isn't a bad thing, I am just not picking up anything else. Add cream & sugar & I'd be having this with my breakfast tomorrow morning. Maybe leave out the cream and make an ice out of that.

Overall, a good porter & a really good beer - but there are better for the money IMHO.

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of hangya
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MIbeer27
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of split_element
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Austin_M
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of leantom
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never actually had the Founder's Porter before today. Here goes:

A: OK, nothing special, though. The beer is dark and completely opaque; no light gets through. The lacing is adequate. The only problem I had with this beer was that the head was practically nonexistent.

S: I love it! Obvious presence of lactose sugar and milk. There's also a significant presence of burnt malt, and this imparts a mild coffee smell. No hops are apparent.

T: Very good. Great roasted coffee taste. The heavily-kilned malt imparts a coffee flavor, but it isn't as overbearing as in other stouts. The presence of lactose sugar also softens the burnt malt somewhat. In conclusion, while there's a significant presence of burnt malt, the harshness is mitigated by the presence of lactose sugar.

M: Nice. Thick and creamy. It glides down the throat with little resistance.

O: A very pleasant, well-balanced porter. The coffee taste isn't overbearingly bitter owing to the milkiness imparted by the lactose. Will try again.

Photo of jamis
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Tyecko
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Will_Rivera
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Zaybertooh
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Johnny_Duck
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of l0rddavis
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Lordhelmit
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Just about jet black. Poured looking like oil or syrup. Thin, non-persistent dark tan head and quickly fading lace

S - Sweet and roasted nut. Maybe some spice somewhere in there. Some coffee notes as well.

T - Pretty good. Taste like a good dark chocolate mixed with roasted...something. I don't want to say roasted nut again but pretty much. Starts off as a burst of dark chocolate and finishes nice and bitter. Burnt dark chocolate is the best way I can describe it.

M - Not much to say. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Pretty drinkable.

O - Overall this is a good porter. A tad bit too bitter for my liking, but still real good. Reminds me very much of Guinness Extra Stout.

Photo of woopigscotty
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of denver10
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is a touch smokey, extremely roasty giving offf some nice chocolate and coffee tones. Flavor is a touch smokey as well, wonderfully roasty with some great dark chocolate and coffee and a touch of char, and a nice intrusion of some bitterness from some hops in the finish. A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, an absolutely fantastic porter here. Just as good, just different, from my favorite porter, Odell's Cutthroat Porter. Loved it, will absolutely be drinking lots more of this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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