1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders PorterFounders Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

5,922 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,922
Reviews: 1,369
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 283
Gots: 748 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,922 | Reviews: 1,369 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jayrutgers
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of EvilAsh
4/5  rDev -6.1%

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of JSchock7
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ranger7
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ZagZagg
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into goblet glass

A: Slick and solid sporting a mean opacity obstructing all light. Medium pour generated a one-finger head with copper luster, although it didn’t seem to stick around too long. Retention is low and carbonation is difficult to discern. Body looks like it’s bringing some viscosity, which is enticing.

S: Sweet caramel and robust malt infused with rich dark chocolate accompanied by hints of coffee and mild roast. Sweetness pervades the nose trailed by milkier coco and notes of toffee.

T: Roasty caramelized malt and superb dark coffee flooded with fine chocolate and weak anise-licorice spice – tantalizing vanilla bean. The roasted character instills a subtle smokiness that imparts light birch and some earth. The caramelized aroma brings a sugary sweetness reminiscent of the milk stout style. Powerful hop character, but hardly noticeable over the mean malts and bittersweet cacao.

M: Well bodied, excellent for a porter. Low carbonation, mouth filling, like drinking velvety oil. After taste is sweet and lingering – not too dry, pleasant

O: This is a mean porter, that’s for sure. Honestly it drinks like a milk stout that has been amped up with more intense hop character and rich roasted malt. Sweet but balanced with dark chocolate and coffee bean. Always have to comment on the body of porters, and this one is basically where I wanted it. Founders clearly knows what they’re doing, this is delicious.

Photo of bigaddy
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Lwkerr
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Jamiesue
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of phlogiston
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Dave2234
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Jdotswizz
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Shaunbkgb
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of michaeljstraub
3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Syracuse12
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bump8628
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of velcrogrip
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sconi_tom
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of DWheeler379
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of sneth019
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Honisbygonis
3.39/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appetizer: black and syrupy, with nominal carbonation and a moderately sweet inviting aroma

Entree: smooth initial taste, (full-bodied comes to mind), with a lingering but surprisingly, a mild unsavory aftertaste (compared to Deschutes Black Butte I'd sampled a week or so prior)--again, not a brewmaster / judge.

Dessert: would I have again? probably. Does it live up to the hype I long heard / read / saw ? not really, considering I have been sampling several porters lately, and to me, not a "craving" type that I had hoped.


Photo of anabar
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Phigg1102
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Seabass1964
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,922 ratings.