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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,052 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,052
Reviews: 1,398
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 303
Gots: 835 | 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
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4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Nice and dark, coffee-like. A very, very light tan head, if any head at all. I was surprised not to see much accumulate at the top of this one. Could it be the bottle sat on the shelf too long? Maybe.

S: Roasted dark malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, some faint hop character. Maybe some light raison notes. There is some serious chocolate malt here...dark and smelling quite delightful.

T: Mmm...bittersweet, hints of chocolate, coffee are all over the place. Up front, this is bitter...but sweetens out in the aftertaste. Again, not much carbonation, but just enough to keep that flavor lingering. I pulled this from the fridge, and as it warms up the pronounced chocolate and coffee flavors remain prominent. There is some cocoa powder in there, too...

Overall, one the best porters I've ever tasted. Nothing but the best from Founders.

Photo of AllFineThings
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thin caramelized looking head. Has a heavy smell of toffee, chocolate and coffee.

Tastes better and better as it warms, thick black body that let's you know this a real porter. The taste is the same as the smell.

By far my favorite porter and second favorite beer overall.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.73/5  rDev +11%
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.

Photo of mlazzaro
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From a six pack of 12 oz. bottles purchased at Menotomy Beer & Wine. Their employees were helpful, friendly and generous.

A- 4 For the style, its hard to screw up the appearance. Deep, dark, completely opaque black color. Brown head, seems to have some head retention issues, but it is quite easy enough to stir up again.

S- 5 Smells of chocolate, dark sweetness/caramel. Very pungent beer. Delicious aroma.

T- 5 WOW. Very flavorful brew. Powerful dark maltiness, but in no way off-putting. Super chocolaty, thick and delicious.

M- 5 Very thick, but not syrupy. Creamy head mixes nicely. Virtually flawless beer. I am officially impressed.

D- 4 I really couldn't drink this beer forever. But totally worth while to any beer advocate. Very well balanced, and great tasting porter.

dark ,rich and sexy is right! good beer

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,052 ratings.