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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,587 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,587
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 267
Gots: 623 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

July2Nov, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mmmbeerNY, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Keiferfillinger
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Keiferfillinger, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of ColonelHopslam
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

ColonelHopslam, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of DeskLazer
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

DeskLazer, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of GinjaSlice
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown with very little head and alomst no lacing
S: Like a roasty/burnt chocolate with a bit of coffee
T: It's a light dark beer. Pretty good, has an initial hop taste to it quickly followed by a burnt chocolate kind of taste, and leaves a nice chocolaty taste on the tongue. One of the best aftertastes of any beer. It's a light dark beer.
M: Much lighter then I expected

GinjaSlice, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

beast464, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of JSOBB
4.25/5  rDev 0%

JSOBB, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of irongator
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is really an imperial stout in disguise. It is very cream and rich. Balance is perfect. Other than having a low ABV, there really I'd no bad sideto this brew. I have to keep going as I dont have enough words yet. I hope that does it! Nope a few more


irongator, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Berg77
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Berg77, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of EF4
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of PatB1987
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

PatB1987, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: very dark brown... tall 1" head on pour, coffee brown color... hardly any lace, but a steady outer collar till the end

S: bold roasted barley, very hoppy - pine, woody... perhaps some faint dark coffee and a hint of medicinal alcohol.... as it warms, more soapy-floral and light peppercorn aromas emerge.... all-around bold aromas

T: heavy bitter dark chocolate and dark-roast coffee up front - long-lasting through the finish... good bit of a mid-range crystal malt presence, but not terribly sweet.... after a bit, all that's there is a dominant bittersweet-ish dark chocolate flavor and aggressive roast/hoppy bitterness, and it's pretty great!

M: lightly grainy-frothy but smooth with some "legs" on the follow-through.... mild residual stickiness... little bit of alcohol warmth?.... most of it stays up front - vanishing-dry finish

O: one could argue this is a stout.... all about strong bitterness via roasted barley and hops - not shy.... assaults the palate with finely-balanced tastiness

Bouleboubier, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

FightinIrish88, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jwps214, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

heddar33, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Steve_Trick, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

penguinjive7, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown/black, opaque, with a minimal head of light tan. Minor lacing as you drink.

S - Roasted malts, with slight mineral notes. Coffee and chocolate are manifest.

T - A strong hit of coffee and burnt toast, roasty goodness on a malt backbone. Sweet chocolate and bitter nibs are delicious counterpoints. Some bitter hops comes through, as well, and it fades slowly through the close.

M - Low carbonation, silky coating, but the dry finish clears things and makes sure the beer does not become cloying.

O - This is exactly the kind of drinking experience I look for in a porter. Without the heaviness of a stout, this remains smooth and drinkable, with the chocolate and coffee notes I enjoy most. The hops are a reasonable counterpoint, and do not become overly aggressive. I'll be picking up a 6 pack the next time I'm looking for a porter.

Tsar_Riga, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Ewhite2121, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a very dark black with tinges of mahoghany coming in on the edges.

The aroma has robust porter qualities, roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, hot chocolate, tinges of vanilla, hints of dark fruit.

The flavor hits in the front of a light hopppy bitterness. Medium plus roasted malt throughout the beer with bitter dark coffee, some vanilla, cocoa powder, a creamy milk chocolate.

A medium plus mouthfeel on this beer.

A very balanced beer with lots of robust quality. Highly recommend as it is one of the best in the style.

dar482, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

lupercmda, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

pretext, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Rowlaw, Mar 02, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,587 ratings.