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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

judkinst, May 04, 2014
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Docrock, May 03, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap fresh at a friend's home after going with him to pick up the 1/4 keg.

A - Pours a deep dark black with an amazing and persistent head that never really quits. It just looks really good in the glass.

S - Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate.

T - In addition to coffee, malt and chocolate perhaps a hint of vanilla along with just the right amount of hops to balance out the sweetness.

M - Rich and thick - almost "chewy" with near perfect carbonation.

O - I am always skeptical to very highly rated beers but this one is well deserving. At 6.5% this is not a session beer and I still think this is a little on the stout side but who cares since it's a great beer anyway. My friend paid 120 bucks for the quarter but considered he should get well over 50 pints it's still a great deal.

Retroman40, May 03, 2014
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Ace1117, May 03, 2014
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LanePerson, May 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

topheim, May 01, 2014
Photo of jmbranum
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The best porter of my recollection. Extremely good.

Aroma is rich and inviting. I could smell it as soon as I opened the bottle, even with my nose more than a foot away from the bottle. Lots of toastyness.

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black with a beautiful dark tan head .

Flavor is intense. Rich toasted malt. Dark chocolate. Nice balance of bitter and rich notes. Not at all sweet but definitely rich. Maybe a tinge of fruit in there, maybe a tiny hint of cherries and raisins.

Exquisite mouthfeel. Supremely smooth but with just a tiny bit of carbonation. Lingering richness in the mouth. Not too sweet but not too bitter. Hops are in the background but are not dominant. Some spices too.

An extremely good beer. This one is worth seeking out.

jmbranum, May 01, 2014
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KenC, May 01, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,799 ratings.