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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,353 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,353
Reviews: 1,328
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 247
Gots: 530 | 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:
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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tectactoe

Michigan

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours a very deep, dark brown, appearing nearly pitch black if you're in a room that isn't well lit - a very tiny amount of light is allowed to pass through this one. The head is nice and tan, made of tiny bubbles with a fine definition and moderate retention.

The aroma is full of milky chocolates and roasted malts; it gives off a very nutty and woodsy smell as well, reminding me of roasting marshmallows over a campfire. Very robust, powerful, and commanding. Slight hints of char and smoked goodness wrap this one up. Between some of the sweet malts and smoky characters, this makes for one of the more complex and unique porter aromas out there.

The flavor follows the nose profile right along, super nutty and toasty from the get-go. A slight hint of coffee beans sits in the immediate background, along with a nice dose of creamy chocolates and cocoa powder. This one has a very low to moderate floral essence to it, imparting a tiny bit of extra bitterness midway through to balance out the sweetness - it works very well.

Other bitterness is mainly contributed from some of the darker malts, in the form of ashy, burnt wood and bittersweet cocoa. The beer ends with an obviously malt-heavy finish, leaning more towards the sweet chocolate and dry nuttiness side. Medium-heavy body - the mouth feel on this porter is one of the best ever. Silky, smooth, creamy, fluffy - carbonation is just right, letting the flavors pop without being astringent.

This porter is pretty amazing. The best one I've had to date. Even better than Eddy Fitz in my opinion (although that is some righteous shit, too). Great smell, amazing flavor profile, orgasmic mouth feel - and still only around 9-10$ for a sixer. You can't beat that.

09-25-2012 16:16:18 | More by tectactoe
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #47 (Dec 2010):

Thick beading of tiny bubbles produces an amazing-looking head and sticky lacing; pitch-black color is saying it's a serious beer as well. Slightly burnt biscuit aroma is quickly followed by a sweeter mocha tone. A welcome hefty body here with just enough bubbles to get by. Slightly burnt choco maltiness has a firm grip on the taste buds. Hops give a quick sting of bitterness and an earthy flavor in the middle. Roastiness is well flexed and shows its range, from faint, smoky, charred wood to bitter dark chocolate to over-toasted bread. Some yeast and fruit in the end as well, as a sweetness lifts from the ashes. This Porter means business--one of the best robust Porters around.

03-04-2011 23:24:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
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schreurb

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-01-2014 21:48:39 | More by schreurb
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nealw09

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-01-2014 20:14:58 | More by nealw09
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cassieblake


4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

09-01-2014 04:56:23 | More by cassieblake
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

09-01-2014 04:45:27 | More by dads_basement
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simplejj81

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-01-2014 03:05:33 | More by simplejj81
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-31-2014 23:48:37 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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jaramilr

California

4.96/5  rDev +16.7%

08-31-2014 23:06:42 | More by jaramilr
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ADU


3.08/5  rDev -27.5%

08-31-2014 22:54:20 | More by ADU
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BFCarr

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-31-2014 22:52:40 | More by BFCarr
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little_star

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-31-2014 21:40:51 | More by little_star
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doowhat

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-31-2014 20:35:23 | More by doowhat
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malfunxion

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-31-2014 17:19:41 | More by malfunxion
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Thereformedtheo

Michigan

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

08-31-2014 04:18:07 | More by Thereformedtheo
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Nathan401

Tennessee

3.32/5  rDev -21.9%

08-31-2014 00:00:50 | More by Nathan401
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hoppaddict-barleypatch


4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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AimeeF


3.76/5  rDev -11.5%

08-30-2014 17:12:52 | More by AimeeF
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SGriner

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-30-2014 00:27:28 | More by SGriner
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ryfree

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

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blvdlover

Missouri

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

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Tony_Giangiulio

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Much like many other Founders stuff this packs a lot of toasted goodness and char in.

08-29-2014 21:06:48 | More by Tony_Giangiulio
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newbrewer_zb

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-29-2014 18:49:29 | More by newbrewer_zb
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dtd350

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.6%

08-29-2014 16:28:20 | More by dtd350
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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,353 ratings.