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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,584 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,584
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 267
Gots: 622 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

DeliriumTremens13, Oct 06, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -20%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders always seems to be on the podium.

Offers a creamy malt feel with spicy, peppery American hop finish.

A Just like a stout. Dark tan head, fades too fast but laces to the extreme.
S Feel like I am in Dublin between the peat, roasted coffee, tea-room, the salt Liffey wharves, and Guinness brewery. Complex, earthy, old wood, with grass, pine, pepper in the finish.

T Coffee dominant, followed by roast coffee, brewery, old wharf wood, cedar. then bit of cocoa and sweeter notes mixing with the peppery hay of the hops. Complex and better as she warms.

F The sweet body, dries to a powdery finish. Almost a bitter sweet, baker chocolate feel. A dry chalky finale. Again complex and a great beer to finish the evening, great in the winter half.

Must try.

Act25, Oct 06, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

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4.76/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

clausr, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

mavsman13, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

tstahldotcom, Oct 04, 2014
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2.83/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

guinness_myBoy, Oct 03, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

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EvilRob, Oct 03, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a bit darker than expected from a porter. Almost pitch black with mocha head with decent amount of lacing. Retention is ok.

S: It does smell like a typical porter though. You get milk chocolate, some very sweet coffee notes, a tiny bit of cigar and leather. There is not much of a strong roasted smell in this. This seems like a very sweet, easy to drink porter.

T: Oh boy, you do feel the hoppiness quite well in this. 45 IBU is most definitely above average for a porter. The beer is a strong milk chocolate bomb. Quite sweet, with a good amount of leahter, pepper, cigar smoke and vanilla. Almost seems like it was bourbon aged, even though it's not. It all get together with the resinous hops that cuts the beer. Really great stuff.

M: A bit too sticky for my taste in a porter, but still very decent. I usually like a silky smooth porter, but whatever.

O: I think we have a winner here. Although it doesn't feel really great, it is still a very good beer that is worthy of the praise it gets and should be tried by all porter lovers.

flipper2gv, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.08/5  rDev -4%

sonofliberty2, Oct 02, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,584 ratings.