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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,041 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,041
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 304
Gots: 830 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,041 | Reviews: 1,394 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of arthurry
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tekstr1der
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black pours with thin tan head. Rich aromas of chocolate and roast are strong and inviting. The palate is malty and strong with slightly sweet chocolate notes. Hopped for balance, but not hoppy per se. This is about as good as porter gets.

Photo of Docmorgan78
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ragwing82
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So this is what a porter should taste like. Now I get it. Always preferred the stouts, but this version is amazingly drinkable. Best I've had of this style.

Photo of Southside830
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runner72
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crash8per
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BruceChristopher
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanPnaude
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter from a 12 ounce glass.

Excellent head, two fingers thick, khaki in color, fluffy, bulky. Opaque, pitch black liquid with a few carbonation bubbles visible. 5

Dark chocolate, coffee and caramel all present themselves on the nose. Sweet creaminess suggests a milk stout. 4.5

Not much variation from nose to palate but none is needed. Rich dark chocolate, sweet and creamy caramel and a roasted finish that suggests coffee. Subtle hops give a bit of earthiness and pine. 4.25

Exceptionally nice to drink with it's full body, light carbonation and touch of hops and a roasted dry finish that shows no signs of alcohol. Light bitterness lingers on the finish as well. 4.25

So damn good. I love this.

Photo of bichards
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Inglum515
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChiefsPaleAle
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong chocolate tones with a nice hop finish. A bit sweet but a very easy to drink beer.

Photo of mn_nuge
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maedhros09
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep roasted quality with a little bite at the end - a big brash porter compared to the smooth easy stouts like guiness. Lots of character!

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Effiemay
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MisledTitan
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matias-
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dogleg
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Izzi
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Halcyondays is the one responsible for giving me my first taste of Founders Porter! Thanks! On to the beer:

The beer is nearly ink black and has a sturdy enough head with solid doses of lace. it smells like toasted coconut and dark cocoa, two things which are pleasant together. In its taste, the beer has a dimension of nuttiness not found in the aroma. Semi-sweet throughout with coconut and nutty notes kicking around. That's enough to make Founder Porter a pleasure to drink,

Photo of Chidecki
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,041 ratings.