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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,915 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,915
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 283
Gots: 739 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Porter on tap at Brews Cafe in Granville, Ohio.

Appearance: Solid black like the midnight dark out here in Central Ohio. Barely any head. Nice lacing! Looks like an Imperial Stout.

Smell: Coffee, faint chicory. Some hops.

Taste: White liquor, like gin or vodka. Some sweetness. Bitterness all around, hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, satisfying. Close-to-perfect carbonation.

Drinkability: Low for a porter, but great if it were an Imperial Porter or Imperial Stout! Sip it, but don't miss it!

Incredibly delicious, my review does not appropriately convey how good this beer is.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is very dark brown. It struggles to form a head and recedes to a thin ring with wisps. No lacing. I was disappointed in the appearence and losing hope that this would be a good beer.

I shouldn't have worried. The aroma was great. A good blend of Coffee and carmel with a hint of vanilla. I just couldn't stop smelling this beer.

Very slightly sweet, a little tart, with a crescendo of bitterness. It starts with coffee and then the hops kick in. Dry finish.

Full bodied and lightly carbonated. It could use a little more carbonation.

I like this beer. It's got it where it counts.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Black body with a small tan head that leaves nice lacing.

S- Tons of fresh roasty chocolate malts and coffee, more on the bittersweet chocolate side of things. Some smoke.

T- Dark black bitter chocolate with some acidic roasty coffee some light hops give support to the coffee bitterness. Hints of milk chocolate sweetness close to the finish.

M- As heavy as this is on taste there is a light airy feel to this. Moderate to high carbonation.

O- Top notch porter, worth going a little out of your way for this. Very solid all around hits all the spots a porter should.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,915 ratings.