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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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5,411 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,411
Reviews: 1,331
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 250
Gots: 554 | 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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Photo of buhanan
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

The appearance is dark, thick and attractive. The smell is a little chocolate or coffee. The taste is the same and I'm not sure it could be improved. Somehow the alcohol is hidden. Listed as a porter, you should absolutely have this one if you like stouts.

buhanan, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of jrizzo5710
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jrizzo5710, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of theBIERlad
4.25/5  rDev 0%

theBIERlad, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.9/5  rDev +15.3%

Appearance is black with a nice tan head that dissipates quickly

Smell is a nice roasted coffee and chocolate

The taste is rich chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, nuts, hints of Carmel and smokey wood. It is phenomenal!

Mouthfeel is a nice full bodied creamy feel. Drinks almost like a stout would.

Overall, another amazing brew by founders. This is my favorite porter out there! And one of my favorite brews. I highly recommend this.

gangstafaceclay, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of jworkman
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jworkman, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

donbet69, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Doublicious, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

MattBreight, Feb 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Mcwill51, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

bigox420, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of cwd
4/5  rDev -5.9%

cwd, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Bear1964
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Stemmed glass, jet black with almost no head. Smell of chocolate and coffee with a touch of dark fruit, taste was coffee and wood as in barrel aged brews. The depth of flavors ranged from bitter coffee and dark chocolate to a smoke and wood aged pit fruit..date or fig like. Mouthfeel was a tad heavy for a standard Porter but right on spot for this offering, I like the brand and I like Porters and Stouts...a lot...all in all I enjoyed this brew and would pick it up again....winner!

Bear1964, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of KingBiscuit
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

KingBiscuit, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

KFrank729, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

oneturbucfan, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

HoppyBastard2, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Anze
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Anze, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

burntheministry, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Sarah257, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

gshackles, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Rmbr2, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Loco_Joe
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%

12oz bottle served in a beer mug.

Black brew with as little head as I got in junior high. Aroma and taste are chock full of roasty coffee and chocolate with espresso coffee bitterness on the finish. Drinkability and mouthfeel are excellent. Not as "dark / rich & sexy" as Diana Ross in her prime but that old time lady on the label does a fine job for me.

Loco_Joe, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Altoon88, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Norseman, Feb 15, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,411 ratings.