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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%

jshusc, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Bhoward0698, Apr 13, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark brown with very little head, which quickly dissipated. Lacing on the side of the glass was minimal to non-existent. Smelled of dark roasted coffee. I can discern dark chocolate as well. The taste pretty much goes along with the smell. Roasted coffee predominates initially with a sweeter dark chocolate taste at the end. It was thick and velvety going down. Very slight bitterness at the end. Very good beer. I am just getting into Porters, so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but it is definitely one I would drink again.

jngrizzaffi, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

FilumDee, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jminch, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Jonny41, Apr 11, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a deep, dark brownish black. The beer is incredibly viscous and folds softly into the bottom of my tulip glass. Very little head, retention, and lacing.

S - Nice strength of aroma. Dominant scent is heavily roasted coffee. Hints of dark chocolate.

T - Initially I'm somewhat overpowered by burnt coffee and the associated bitterness. Light heat and flavor from the alcohol are present on the finish. The beer is already fairly warm, coming from my warmer-than-cellar basement, but as I have more, and perhaps as it warms, the flavors change a bit. The burnt flavors fade and the dark chocolate sweetness comes out. I notice less and less alcohol as I drink down the beer.

M - Really incredible. Velvety. This was evident from the pour and I couldn't wait to try this. Outstanding.

O - Other than the initial hiccups this beer really does live up to its reputation. Not overly expensive. Good value on a very good porter. Recommend.

Andrew041180, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

core42, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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