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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,158 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,158
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 231
Gots: 475 | 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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HopHead147

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-07-2012 05:04:24 | More by HopHead147
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-09-2013 12:59:55 | More by Brewer1980
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2012 06:15:43 | More by mjmadsen21
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dmhurdle

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-20-2014 23:29:14 | More by dmhurdle
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-18-2013 00:25:44 | More by rapayn01
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CampusCrew

Florida

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

appearance:light lacing and pitch black

smell: heavy coffee and sublte chocolate

taste: not bad, solid porter, a little flat tasting, nice chocolate flavor

mouthfeel: full bodied porter

drinkability: solid porter, I like them more on the hoppy side

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 02:19:41 | More by CampusCrew
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dan027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-17-2013 02:50:43 | More by dan027
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corby112

Pennsylvania

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

Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest hint of lighter color when held to a light and a one finger beige head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Nice roasted malt aroma with hints of bittersweet dark chocolate, oatmeal, toffee and roasted coffee/espresso bean. Smokey but not acrid or burnt smelling with subtle lactic/cream and even some hazelnut. Beautiful roasted coffee in the nose that isn't overly powerful, burnt or stale. Smells great!

Chewy medium body with lots of roasted malt, slight hops, sweet chocolate and a lingering dry finish. Deep roasted coffee/espresso bean flavor along with hints of chocolate, toffee and oatmeal. A bit more acrid/burnt tasting than the aroma suggested with bittersweet dark chocolate, toffee, oatmeal and nut. Subtle bitter dry hops toward the end of the palate with a dry finish. A bit too roasted for my preference with bitterness lingering throughout but still pretty drinkable with a nice lactic creamy flavor mid-palate that gives balance and adds to the mouthfeel. It could use a bit of sweetness to round things out but overall this is a very good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 08:36:53 | More by corby112
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-16-2014 13:05:40 | More by oneturbucfan
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-12-2014 13:02:48 | More by SharkNado
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iwanatalk2sampson

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-15-2014 21:36:36 | More by iwanatalk2sampson
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2013 14:12:18 | More by dansmcd
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-15-2011 02:19:25 | More by EasyReader
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medrolific

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-31-2013 02:16:27 | More by medrolific
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-01-2012 01:08:06 | More by whartontallboy
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MRAnderson

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-12-2012 05:43:08 | More by MRAnderson
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clayrock81

Virginia

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

Poured a dark brown, blackish body that had a one-finger tan head and left a lace ring. Classic smell of roasted and sweet malts, more on the sweet side w/ some caramel and chocolate with very minor hops. Textbook porter that hits the spot; medium-body, smooth, creamy, passes over the tongue with a great sweetness of chocolate and caramel and then having a bready, coffeeish finish that is drying and thick. Little bit sticky as well. Could drink this porter any time as it is one of the best.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 11:18:35 | More by clayrock81
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weaksauce

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-16-2014 01:06:05 | More by weaksauce
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yankees27

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-29-2014 02:15:21 | More by yankees27
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JimboHD2005

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-15-2011 18:41:43 | More by JimboHD2005
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Quattrofiend

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-17-2014 02:20:31 | More by Quattrofiend
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danoble1

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-17-2012 12:43:58 | More by danoble1
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-25-2012 00:59:16 | More by bsuedekum
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visualmartyr

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-03-2013 16:53:56 | More by visualmartyr
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JDM44

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-10-2014 21:00:14 | More by JDM44
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,158 ratings.