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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,189 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,189
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 235
Gots: 483 | 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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BSK_ONE

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, with a quickly fading creamy head, minimal lacing.
S: Dark chocolate, coffee and malted loveliness.
T: Coffee, chocolate with a late hitting bitterness, in a good way.
M: Limited bitterness, overall good mouthfeel
O: Enjoyed this beer. Paired it with a filet mignon, green beans and rice. The combination made for an enjoyable experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 01:19:34 | More by BSK_ONE
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MonkeyStain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-17-2013 23:29:33 | More by MonkeyStain
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Bigtwin

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-17-2013 15:25:29 | More by Bigtwin
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful black beer with just a hint of light making it through. One finger dark brown head from a turbulent pour; surprisingly good retention, fading to a thin remnant, and minimal lacing.

Aroma is dry cocoa behind black-but-not-burnt coffee.

Strong black coffee flavor, but it's mostly on the backend, mingling with some extremely dark cacao. Filling out the overall experience is a creamy milkiness, not unlike an oatmeal stout. Lovely bite to this porter. As it warms, it gains a smoky aspect, and some green hops start to come through.

Medium-full mouthfeel; not quite chewy. Lively with a bit of sting, but very smooth.

A very straight, to-the-point porter without any bells and whistles. You know what? It doesn't need them. It stands on its own quite well.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 02:36:55 | More by Roguer
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2013 01:21:53 | More by HATS4BATS
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dougfur

New York

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, black color, with brownish-tan head, not as creamy as I'd like it, but a fine looking beer. Smell is nice toasted malt, some chocolate and a tad of booziness that I could do without, but I'm being pretty picky here. The taste is fantastic; lots of malt, lots of chocolate, a bit of hops... I'd say the most notable aspect is the perfect amount of chocolate. Mouthfeel is great, glad it's not more carbonated and has some body to it.
Overall, it's just what you want in a porter. Minor details could be improved on, but it's one of the best!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 22:05:48 | More by dougfur
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Silverpath6

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-16-2013 20:37:37 | More by Silverpath6
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MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-16-2013 13:54:47 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-16-2013 04:42:31 | More by kevinlater
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bt931912

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-16-2013 02:25:58 | More by bt931912
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-16-2013 00:30:36 | More by cornucopia
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partisan

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-15-2013 21:30:54 | More by partisan
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GarrettBoots

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

12-15-2013 21:28:57 | More by GarrettBoots
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-15-2013 12:41:39 | More by johntfox
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-15-2013 08:15:05 | More by AugustusRex
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WKyle

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-15-2013 01:14:26 | More by WKyle
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-14-2013 22:16:26 | More by Peter1977
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maltyb

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-14-2013 22:15:26 | More by maltyb
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bonbini26

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-14-2013 06:19:08 | More by bonbini26
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-14-2013 05:42:48 | More by yancot
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erjbeer

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-14-2013 00:42:12 | More by erjbeer
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-13-2013 19:46:11 | More by DiggerDahl
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-13-2013 19:41:43 | More by athomasPSU
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marshmeli

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-13-2013 15:12:48 | More by marshmeli
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Joshpu

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle to a snifter.

A: Poured near black with a dark brown tinge. Very small beige head.

S: Coffee and dark chocolate, roasty malts, some tobacco or tea, slight hops.

T: The taste follows the smell really well, except that the taste is more bitter than the smell might indicate.

M: Light to medium bodied. Average carbonation. Mostly bitter and a little sticky on the mouth feel.

Overall a great porter. I really like the coffee flavor and what I would describe as almost a smoky or tobacco flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 07:36:40 | More by Joshpu
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,189 ratings.