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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,337 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,337
Reviews: 1,328
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 246
Gots: 525 | 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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Tippler

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-10-2014 01:50:41 | More by Tippler
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Colby8938

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-09-2014 21:52:53 | More by Colby8938
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Pegasus

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance; Nearly obsidian body, utterly impenetrable to light, surmounted by a massive, persistent and somewhat coarse tan head. Thick, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls..

Aroma: Massive roasted coffee dominates the aroma, very much like freshly ground beans. Bitter cocoa as well, and some fugitive alcohol notes. The 45 IBUs are perceptible, but seem scarcely more than an afterthought.

Taste: Opens with a surge of cold coffee and bitter cocoa. Beneath this, there is a strong roasted malt presence, and an undercurrent of sweet chocolate. Late in the taste, some charcoal flavors appear. The hops but in a late appearance, offering a weak response to the massive malt presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, very soft and full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent, shows what greatness a porter can aspire to.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

02-09-2014 17:11:30 | More by Pegasus
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville, NC and bottled on 12/10/13.

A - A rich, deep brown with no light and minimal head.

S - Roasted coffee, cocoa, brown sugar and bread.

T - Roasted coffee and pumpernickel bread with a moderate bitterness that lingers. Generally dry with the slightest hint of sweetness.

M - A bit on the thin side with moderate carbonation.

O - Lots of flavor but also so accessible to the palettes of most beer drinkers.

02-09-2014 13:05:28 | More by GJ40
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Gemini6

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-09-2014 10:06:50 | More by Gemini6
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jaemeno3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-09-2014 04:58:08 | More by jaemeno3
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BeerEngineer

California

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

General: I found this at a little craft beer spot. I'm a big fan of their breakfast stout and figured that since they had the porter I should try it. I poured this out of a standard 12 oz bottle into a chalice style glass.

Appearance: Great light tan head, the color of the beer itself is black, no two ways about it. There is lovely lacing on the glass after each sip. Very nice.

Aroma: Alcoholic aroma with a touch of coffee. It's got a nice chocolate note also that is really nice. It is a pretty straight forward porter, nice and clean flavors.

Mouthfeel: On the thicker end of the style but still acceptable. I really like it. Carbonation is moderate and is very nice. There is a touch of alcohol burn to this which is ok.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee and heavy maltiness. There is a touch of alcohol too which is fine but it's not that big because it's only 6.5% ABV.

Overall: I like this, I'm not crazy about it like I am their breakfast stout but this is a pretty good porter. I'm a fan and will drink it again, if you see it and you like porters this is a good example of the style.

02-09-2014 04:27:38 | More by BeerEngineer
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-09-2014 03:12:18 | More by ThreeFishes
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-09-2014 02:52:57 | More by Powderhornphil
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truska

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-09-2014 01:07:06 | More by truska
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willkoval

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-08-2014 23:55:24 | More by willkoval
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Shreyas

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-08-2014 23:39:54 | More by Shreyas
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bralston345

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

02-08-2014 23:22:23 | More by bralston345
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lzepplin01

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 04:11:47 | More by lzepplin01
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Czequershuus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 02:54:38 | More by Czequershuus
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JaxBen_20J

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-08-2014 01:05:39 | More by JaxBen_20J
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-07-2014 22:21:22 | More by tbeer40
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-07-2014 21:15:10 | More by Shandycan
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joe1510

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Westside Liquors -Morris, IL

Bottled:1/9/14

Founder's Porter shows off an inky black body, even sporting a bit of sheen. The milk chocolate head easily rises to over a finger in height, becomes exceptionally frothy, and eventually falls to a robust cap. Lacing decorates every surface of the glass that the foam touches. A great looking beer Founder's Porter is.

We have a nose here that's jammed full of roast and chocolate goodness. The roast is healthy and robust but never acrid. Dusty cocoa powder and some soft, clean hazelnut highlight the roast. A touch of lactic sweetness brings up the rear. The smell is rich but well balanced between roast and sweet with good depth.

The flavor profile shows much of the same characteristics as the nose. Smooth roast hits up front and pushes all the way through to the finish, growing as it goes. All the components I mention above are integrated seamlessly into the roastiness. We go from soft cocoa into chewy hazelnut into a light, lactic sweetness. There is even a hint of peppery berries here and there. The finish has a touch of bitterness from both the roast and a solid IBU.

With the all around robust nature of the flavor profile the rich body fits well. The moderately heavy body wraps around your tongue from the get go in a silky smooth fashion. The carbonation adds enough oomph to add an airy feel. The finish is roasty dry with a lingering, but soft, hop bitterness. Decadent!

Founder's take on the porter is probably my favorite on the planet with competition from only a few. It's rich, robust, and decadent but nothing overtakes as a whole it's in great balance. When I'm in the mood for a porter, which is often, I seem to grab this version most often.

02-07-2014 02:12:33 | More by joe1510
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-06-2014 22:04:36 | More by JohnathanColeman
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Monstro

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-06-2014 00:50:48 | More by Monstro
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ryan604

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-05-2014 20:54:43 | More by ryan604
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-05-2014 13:58:04 | More by johnyb
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-05-2014 00:15:50 | More by sanitarium16
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Ozzie1111

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-04-2014 21:00:27 | More by Ozzie1111
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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