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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,038 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,038
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 301
Gots: 829 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ragwing82
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So this is what a porter should taste like. Now I get it. Always preferred the stouts, but this version is amazingly drinkable. Best I've had of this style.

Photo of Southside830
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runner72
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crash8per
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BruceChristopher
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanPnaude
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter from a 12 ounce glass.

Excellent head, two fingers thick, khaki in color, fluffy, bulky. Opaque, pitch black liquid with a few carbonation bubbles visible. 5

Dark chocolate, coffee and caramel all present themselves on the nose. Sweet creaminess suggests a milk stout. 4.5

Not much variation from nose to palate but none is needed. Rich dark chocolate, sweet and creamy caramel and a roasted finish that suggests coffee. Subtle hops give a bit of earthiness and pine. 4.25

Exceptionally nice to drink with it's full body, light carbonation and touch of hops and a roasted dry finish that shows no signs of alcohol. Light bitterness lingers on the finish as well. 4.25

So damn good. I love this.

Photo of bichards
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Inglum515
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChiefsPaleAle
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong chocolate tones with a nice hop finish. A bit sweet but a very easy to drink beer.

Photo of mn_nuge
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maedhros09
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep roasted quality with a little bite at the end - a big brash porter compared to the smooth easy stouts like guiness. Lots of character!

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Effiemay
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MisledTitan
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matias-
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dogleg
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Izzi
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Halcyondays is the one responsible for giving me my first taste of Founders Porter! Thanks! On to the beer:

The beer is nearly ink black and has a sturdy enough head with solid doses of lace. it smells like toasted coconut and dark cocoa, two things which are pleasant together. In its taste, the beer has a dimension of nuttiness not found in the aroma. Semi-sweet throughout with coconut and nutty notes kicking around. That's enough to make Founder Porter a pleasure to drink,

Photo of Chidecki
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopasaursRex08
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NailtheAle
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,038 ratings.