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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,297 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,297
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 514 | 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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JaxBen_20J

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-08-2014 01:05:39 | More by JaxBen_20J
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-07-2014 22:21:22 | More by tbeer40
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-07-2014 21:15:10 | More by Shandycan
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joe1510

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Westside Liquors -Morris, IL

Bottled:1/9/14

Founder's Porter shows off an inky black body, even sporting a bit of sheen. The milk chocolate head easily rises to over a finger in height, becomes exceptionally frothy, and eventually falls to a robust cap. Lacing decorates every surface of the glass that the foam touches. A great looking beer Founder's Porter is.

We have a nose here that's jammed full of roast and chocolate goodness. The roast is healthy and robust but never acrid. Dusty cocoa powder and some soft, clean hazelnut highlight the roast. A touch of lactic sweetness brings up the rear. The smell is rich but well balanced between roast and sweet with good depth.

The flavor profile shows much of the same characteristics as the nose. Smooth roast hits up front and pushes all the way through to the finish, growing as it goes. All the components I mention above are integrated seamlessly into the roastiness. We go from soft cocoa into chewy hazelnut into a light, lactic sweetness. There is even a hint of peppery berries here and there. The finish has a touch of bitterness from both the roast and a solid IBU.

With the all around robust nature of the flavor profile the rich body fits well. The moderately heavy body wraps around your tongue from the get go in a silky smooth fashion. The carbonation adds enough oomph to add an airy feel. The finish is roasty dry with a lingering, but soft, hop bitterness. Decadent!

Founder's take on the porter is probably my favorite on the planet with competition from only a few. It's rich, robust, and decadent but nothing overtakes as a whole it's in great balance. When I'm in the mood for a porter, which is often, I seem to grab this version most often.

02-07-2014 02:12:33 | More by joe1510
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-06-2014 22:04:36 | More by JohnathanColeman
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Monstro

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-06-2014 00:50:48 | More by Monstro
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ryan604

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-05-2014 20:54:43 | More by ryan604
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-05-2014 13:58:04 | More by johnyb
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-05-2014 00:15:50 | More by sanitarium16
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Ozzie1111

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-04-2014 21:00:27 | More by Ozzie1111
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-04-2014 19:02:02 | More by SimonTja
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Danjal

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

02-04-2014 16:43:48 | More by Danjal
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-04-2014 15:12:38 | More by DavidHume
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jnich2424

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-04-2014 08:34:14 | More by jnich2424
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Josh012012

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2014 20:30:26 | More by Josh012012
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-03-2014 19:34:34 | More by GraduatedCashew
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KevieJames

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-03-2014 17:44:59 | More by KevieJames
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2014 16:36:31 | More by jbhollis1180
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Binger72

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-03-2014 14:07:25 | More by Gotti311
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-02-2014 20:07:40 | More by JSBILK
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Pours a black brew with a medium brown head with regular retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and herbal hops, Medium bodied, smooth, well balanced, low carbonation, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a bitter finish and a bittersweet aftertaste. Delicious

02-02-2014 11:51:50 | More by jbaker67
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Zdrummer15

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-02-2014 04:15:35 | More by GratefulEdd
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,297 ratings.