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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,450 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,450
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 258
Gots: 563 | FT: 23
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

nickdank, Feb 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Jspyder16, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

BeerRunner, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

valkyre65, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice thick black with a dark brown 3/4 inch head and some residue from the bottom. Nice fairly sweet smell. You can taste the alcohol. Has a nice thickness to it and typical porter taste. Great mouthfeel. This one competes with the best from Europe.

Richardbeerlover, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

hansenm72, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

mmckay41, Feb 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

MHJeff06, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mltobin, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Jase, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Brent_ray, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Burkbom23, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

dubinsky, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Tippler, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Colby8938, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Pegasus
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance; Nearly obsidian body, utterly impenetrable to light, surmounted by a massive, persistent and somewhat coarse tan head. Thick, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls..

Aroma: Massive roasted coffee dominates the aroma, very much like freshly ground beans. Bitter cocoa as well, and some fugitive alcohol notes. The 45 IBUs are perceptible, but seem scarcely more than an afterthought.

Taste: Opens with a surge of cold coffee and bitter cocoa. Beneath this, there is a strong roasted malt presence, and an undercurrent of sweet chocolate. Late in the taste, some charcoal flavors appear. The hops but in a late appearance, offering a weak response to the massive malt presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, very soft and full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent, shows what greatness a porter can aspire to.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of GJ40
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville, NC and bottled on 12/10/13.

A - A rich, deep brown with no light and minimal head.

S - Roasted coffee, cocoa, brown sugar and bread.

T - Roasted coffee and pumpernickel bread with a moderate bitterness that lingers. Generally dry with the slightest hint of sweetness.

M - A bit on the thin side with moderate carbonation.

O - Lots of flavor but also so accessible to the palettes of most beer drinkers.

GJ40, Feb 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Gemini6, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jaemeno3, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of BeerEngineer
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

General: I found this at a little craft beer spot. I'm a big fan of their breakfast stout and figured that since they had the porter I should try it. I poured this out of a standard 12 oz bottle into a chalice style glass.

Appearance: Great light tan head, the color of the beer itself is black, no two ways about it. There is lovely lacing on the glass after each sip. Very nice.

Aroma: Alcoholic aroma with a touch of coffee. It's got a nice chocolate note also that is really nice. It is a pretty straight forward porter, nice and clean flavors.

Mouthfeel: On the thicker end of the style but still acceptable. I really like it. Carbonation is moderate and is very nice. There is a touch of alcohol burn to this which is ok.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee and heavy maltiness. There is a touch of alcohol too which is fine but it's not that big because it's only 6.5% ABV.

Overall: I like this, I'm not crazy about it like I am their breakfast stout but this is a pretty good porter. I'm a fan and will drink it again, if you see it and you like porters this is a good example of the style.

BeerEngineer, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ThreeFishes, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Powderhornphil, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

truska, Feb 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

willkoval, Feb 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Shreyas, Feb 08, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,450 ratings.