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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,602 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,602
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 267
Gots: 628 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

CBalicki, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

phuntasy, Mar 14, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sampling glass. Vigorous poor gives a dark tan head which quickly disintegrates leaving plenty of lacing.

Smells of light roast but mostly a sweet alcoholic aroma as it warms.

Taste is roasted malt but subdued, and watery. Some alcohol but not in-your-face. a little bitterness in the finish and enhanced roasty character.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery, but nothing off-putting.

A good porter, I have not had so many recently but something I love coming back to.

Will try again if on tap, otherwise I will keep exploring!

grammodesguapote, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

douginromeo, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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mattst, Mar 13, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Black in color with no light penetration. Gorgeous 1 1/2 finger head that is made of uniform bubbles. The head lasts a long time - and is dense enough to reshape as you move the glass.

S: There is a smoked or charred smell. Like a charred hardwood. It almost smells like hickory smoked meat.

T: Smoke up front then again at the back. Slight mocha taste as it warms.

M: Dry feeling but goes down easily

O: The appearance on this one is amazing! If you handed this to me and said it was a smoked porter I would believe it. There is a lot of smoke essence in there. This one is good - but I wanted to love it and I am not there.

fscottkey, Mar 13, 2014
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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,602 ratings.