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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,145 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,145
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 230
Gots: 470 | 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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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Georgia

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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ElJosharino

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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robvan18

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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SteveRossman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Grand-Raggedy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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kpowledge

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Mikeg89

Florida

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South Carolina

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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daron7

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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JKIPA05

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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dmgeng

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wanted to try on of Founder's favorite brews, their well known Porter.

A - Deep dark brown color basically black. Sort of cloudy with some dark particles settling out after about 5 minutes (could be batch specific). Brown head with medium staying power and large bubbles. Medium to light lacing.

S - Strong porter aroma with caramel/chocolate/roasty/malty tones. The chocolate and malty seem to mix seamlessly with the roasted character.

T - This beer has a taste spot on with the smell. All of the dark beer flavors come together to form a well mixed beer that has everything you would want in a porter. The beer is definitely sweeter than a stout but still has the roasted bitterness that balances nicely. The complexity and full flavored nature make this a good 1 or 2 beer but probably not an all day kind of beer.
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M - High mouth-feel almost similar to an imperial stout from the sweetness. Light to moderate carbonation. The substantial body with a moderate alcohol makes this a great finishing beer.

Overall, this is a solid regular porters with all of the flavors and feel you would expect. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to try another porter and like dark beers in general. Maybe not the best porter I've ever had but definitely a good beer and I'll try it again at a later date.

Glass- Shaker Pint

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,145 ratings.