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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,291 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,291
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 511 | 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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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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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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benjamincarter

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-21-2014 01:12:35 | More by benjamincarter
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-21-2014 00:29:42 | More by pagesofphotographs
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jbierling

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -9.6%

08-20-2014 22:35:40 | More by jbierling
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cfrobrew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-20-2014 21:49:32 | More by cfrobrew
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TheWiredDJ

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-20-2014 19:50:10 | More by TheWiredDJ
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-20-2014 02:21:45 | More by livingtodie
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sheeley

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Appearance: Dark, heavy, and thick when poured. Looks beautiful with a dark, creamy head.
Smell: Smells of malt, some coffee, and oats.
Taste: Very strong coffee flavors. Notes of malt and oatmeal. Quite dark and creamy.
Overall, very pleasant. As a stout fan, this beer is a very solid choice. Compare to Sierra Nevada Stout. Very much enjoy this beer, but it was not a standout compared to some of my favorites.

08-20-2014 02:07:32 | More by sheeley
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kotzbauerm

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-19-2014 21:46:05 | More by kotzbauerm
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-19-2014 18:05:52 | More by bkwhoppa66
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natbarr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-19-2014 00:22:57 | More by natbarr
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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-18-2014 20:51:41 | More by RPH2327
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JMasserang

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

08-18-2014 18:47:10 | More by JMasserang
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roughboyrob

Michigan

4.84/5  rDev +13.9%

08-18-2014 13:10:40 | More by roughboyrob
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Cook82

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-18-2014 01:47:52 | More by Cook82
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-17-2014 12:16:36 | More by Sam-VW
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stephenlee

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

08-17-2014 11:25:37 | More by stephenlee
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Roxie_B

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: No head whatsoever. Pitch black.
Smell: Coffee, roasted malts, wood, dark fruit and a hint of floral.
Taste: Roasted malts up front, coffee, and walnuts/pecans, chocolate on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Lively but thick despite the lack of carbonation.
Overall: Not bad.

08-17-2014 02:38:34 | More by Roxie_B
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FrankHashimoto

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -12.9%

08-16-2014 23:52:28 | More by FrankHashimoto
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-16-2014 20:47:56 | More by cfadams17
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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-16-2014 16:42:01 | More by jwenzel019
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mousebeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-16-2014 06:41:08 | More by mousebeer
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fields336

Virginia

2/5  rDev -52.9%

08-16-2014 02:19:25 | More by fields336
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domfreego

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Body: Thick and heavy

Taste: Smoky throughout but mellows as it warms, chocolate notes compliments the beer through out.

Mouth Feel: Smooth

08-15-2014 16:50:13 | More by domfreego
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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,291 ratings.