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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,082 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,082
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 227
Gots: 451 | FT: 23
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: 5,082 | Reviews: 1,311 | Display Reviews Only:
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dmartin118

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

10-07-2012 23:13:51 | More by dmartin118
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Rainblows

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

05-16-2013 14:31:49 | More by Rainblows
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RonnieRotten

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

08-01-2013 18:57:57 | More by RonnieRotten
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tbergsli

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

03-22-2013 02:53:36 | More by tbergsli
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DeskLazer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

03-05-2014 16:07:03 | More by DeskLazer
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

12-27-2012 01:45:35 | More by RWLawman
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - nice and dark but the head vanished quickly.

S - roasted bet a little bitter plus an odd under tone.

T - starts out really nice, but gets a bit too bitter in the after taste.

M - medium tingle all Oct the mouth.

D - the flavor makes you want to drink it, but the bitter finish makes you not want too many.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2010 02:05:58 | More by biglite351
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Mrbseward

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

07-14-2012 02:30:07 | More by Mrbseward
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cet128

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

01-22-2013 13:19:57 | More by cet128
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ColonelHopslam

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

03-05-2014 16:28:42 | More by ColonelHopslam
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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

04-15-2014 22:59:11 | More by gmendez1122
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

10-05-2013 00:20:31 | More by RIKIM
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

07-17-2013 06:41:41 | More by bmjivi221
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EdTheEdge

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

06-10-2013 12:36:21 | More by EdTheEdge
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2ellas

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

04-24-2014 11:51:40 | More by 2ellas
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jsf14

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

09-02-2013 19:17:49 | More by jsf14
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AL89BR

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

04-07-2013 01:15:32 | More by AL89BR
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

09-02-2013 01:49:44 | More by CDubbs75
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

01-20-2013 12:50:15 | More by GrindFatherBob
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palma

New York

3.3/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

small tan head develops on the pour. then fades quickly to a paper thin lace which sustains thoughout the session.

nose is chocolate, and coffee with the coffee dominating.

taste is big time espresso. subtle chocolate notes. slight grassiness also pulls through. a bit acidic. slight sour finish. i would like to see a sweeter milder finish. this was a bit harsh for what i was expecting. but hey it is what it is. this is an american brewed porter.

the beer gets much better after a few sips. much more drinkable. at first sip i thought this would be a chore to finish. turns out it was quite enjoyable in the end.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 19:02:33 | More by palma
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wac9

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

what a beauiful looking beer in a glass great pour great looking beer but its just me that sharpe taste to it its not hoppy which i thought it would be everybody will love this beer and they should but for me it just falls short a good surprise but not enough to like go ahead and enjoy i know you will but i cant

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 01:41:57 | More by wac9
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- black body with a coffee colored head that became non-existant in a matter of a few minutes. not even a crown

S- roasted malt and alot of chocolate. tons of coffee in the nose also.

T- intensely dark and roasted. lots of chocolate, and a massive blast of coffee at the end.

M- the first thing i noticed about the mouthfeel is how smooth it is. decently thick too. upon the finish, the mouth is left very dry.

D- easy enough to finish. a bit too intense on the coffee to consider having more than one of these right now. im glad to see founders increasing their year round line up.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 04:57:23 | More by jwinship83
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RussBecker1


3.35/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very dark brown almost completely opaque, but does give off a very rich chocolate hue. The head is small but there as it falls between either 1/2 to 1 finger tall. Nice color on the head with a burnt toffee, but the head dissipates quickly leaving the inky body behind. Very carbonated for a porter.

S-Nicely complex. The malts are the first thing that hit you followed by the roasting process. The malts are a but too smokey however as the note is pleasant to begin with, but there does not appear to be enough sweetness in the undertones to cut through. Coffee is strong as well with a bit of tangy molasses to round it out.

M-As mentioned before, the body is very carbonated which I felt took away from a number of the flavors. Certainly this is not a stout, but any sort of body would have been appreciated.

T-The first note that hits the palate are the malts, but as detailed in the nose the smoke proves to be too much. The roast hits the tip of the tongue and proceeds to flow throughout the palate. There are a number of sweet and savory undertones, mostly coffee and \maybe vanilla bean, but having the malts hit the palate first, they mask far too many of the undertones leaving something to be desired.

O-About average to me despite the popularity.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 15:20:25 | More by RussBecker1
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wspscott

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in pint glass
no date, maybe a really old bottle?

A: completely dark with a hint of brown highlights when held up to a light. No head, just a thin film. Not a pretty beer.
S: Roast malts, not much else
T: Roasted malts, a little bit of dark caramel, some graininess, slight astringency, probably from the roasted malts.
M: almost too much carbonation, bordering on tingly, weird for the style. As it warms, it becomes more "creamy" on the tongue, much more style appropriate.
O: A nice porter, but I am not loving it tonight. It seems to have all of the pieces, but something is missing. I think I will have to re-review a different six pack some time. Basically, I neither love nor hate it, I am pretty sure I have had this before and I will definitely give it another try.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 01:27:35 | More by wspscott
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berpwillie

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours an opaque dark brown with spare fizzy tan head, spare lacing and soft to flat carbonation. which was weird because the taste had a bit of a soda like feel to it.nutty roasted coffee like smell with a taste much the same but has a bit of a harsh bitterness to it. medium to full body with a slick oily texture. finish is bitter with a bit of spicyness to it and average flavor duration. not really impressed.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 14:18:29 | More by berpwillie
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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