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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,318 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,318
Reviews: 1,327
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 245
Gots: 518 | 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)
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Ratings: 5,318 | Reviews: 1,327 | Display Reviews Only:
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timoteo833

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-14-2014 00:46:01 | More by timoteo833
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astronautjones

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-13-2014 22:10:25 | More by astronautjones
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dave317

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-13-2014 19:12:59 | More by dave317
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nickdank

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2014 18:24:32 | More by nickdank
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Jspyder16

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-13-2014 12:16:19 | More by Jspyder16
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BeerRunner

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2014 03:35:24 | More by BeerRunner
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valkyre65

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-13-2014 01:43:12 | More by valkyre65
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.94/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a nice thick black with a dark brown 3/4 inch head and some residue from the bottom. Nice fairly sweet smell. You can taste the alcohol. Has a nice thickness to it and typical porter taste. Great mouthfeel. This one competes with the best from Europe.

02-13-2014 01:34:08 | More by Richardbeerlover
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-12-2014 20:43:37 | More by hansenm72
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mmckay41

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-12-2014 17:03:30 | More by mmckay41
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MHJeff06

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-12-2014 02:36:31 | More by MHJeff06
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-11-2014 16:03:02 | More by mltobin
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Jase

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-10-2014 23:22:48 | More by Jase
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Brent_ray

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-10-2014 19:34:45 | More by Brent_ray
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-10-2014 16:55:59 | More by Burkbom23
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dubinsky

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-10-2014 15:58:44 | More by dubinsky
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Tippler

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-10-2014 01:50:41 | More by Tippler
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Colby8938

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-09-2014 21:52:53 | More by Colby8938
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Pegasus

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance; Nearly obsidian body, utterly impenetrable to light, surmounted by a massive, persistent and somewhat coarse tan head. Thick, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls..

Aroma: Massive roasted coffee dominates the aroma, very much like freshly ground beans. Bitter cocoa as well, and some fugitive alcohol notes. The 45 IBUs are perceptible, but seem scarcely more than an afterthought.

Taste: Opens with a surge of cold coffee and bitter cocoa. Beneath this, there is a strong roasted malt presence, and an undercurrent of sweet chocolate. Late in the taste, some charcoal flavors appear. The hops but in a late appearance, offering a weak response to the massive malt presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, very soft and full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent, shows what greatness a porter can aspire to.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

02-09-2014 17:11:30 | More by Pegasus
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville, NC and bottled on 12/10/13.

A - A rich, deep brown with no light and minimal head.

S - Roasted coffee, cocoa, brown sugar and bread.

T - Roasted coffee and pumpernickel bread with a moderate bitterness that lingers. Generally dry with the slightest hint of sweetness.

M - A bit on the thin side with moderate carbonation.

O - Lots of flavor but also so accessible to the palettes of most beer drinkers.

02-09-2014 13:05:28 | More by GJ40
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Gemini6

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-09-2014 10:06:50 | More by Gemini6
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jaemeno3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-09-2014 04:58:08 | More by jaemeno3
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BeerEngineer

California

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

General: I found this at a little craft beer spot. I'm a big fan of their breakfast stout and figured that since they had the porter I should try it. I poured this out of a standard 12 oz bottle into a chalice style glass.

Appearance: Great light tan head, the color of the beer itself is black, no two ways about it. There is lovely lacing on the glass after each sip. Very nice.

Aroma: Alcoholic aroma with a touch of coffee. It's got a nice chocolate note also that is really nice. It is a pretty straight forward porter, nice and clean flavors.

Mouthfeel: On the thicker end of the style but still acceptable. I really like it. Carbonation is moderate and is very nice. There is a touch of alcohol burn to this which is ok.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee and heavy maltiness. There is a touch of alcohol too which is fine but it's not that big because it's only 6.5% ABV.

Overall: I like this, I'm not crazy about it like I am their breakfast stout but this is a pretty good porter. I'm a fan and will drink it again, if you see it and you like porters this is a good example of the style.

02-09-2014 04:27:38 | More by BeerEngineer
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-09-2014 03:12:18 | More by ThreeFishes
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-09-2014 02:52:57 | More by Powderhornphil
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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