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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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5,593 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,593
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 267
Gots: 625 | 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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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown/black, opaque, with a minimal head of light tan. Minor lacing as you drink.

S - Roasted malts, with slight mineral notes. Coffee and chocolate are manifest.

T - A strong hit of coffee and burnt toast, roasty goodness on a malt backbone. Sweet chocolate and bitter nibs are delicious counterpoints. Some bitter hops comes through, as well, and it fades slowly through the close.

M - Low carbonation, silky coating, but the dry finish clears things and makes sure the beer does not become cloying.

O - This is exactly the kind of drinking experience I look for in a porter. Without the heaviness of a stout, this remains smooth and drinkable, with the chocolate and coffee notes I enjoy most. The hops are a reasonable counterpoint, and do not become overly aggressive. I'll be picking up a 6 pack the next time I'm looking for a porter.

Tsar_Riga, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Ewhite2121
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Ewhite2121, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a very dark black with tinges of mahoghany coming in on the edges.

The aroma has robust porter qualities, roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, hot chocolate, tinges of vanilla, hints of dark fruit.

The flavor hits in the front of a light hopppy bitterness. Medium plus roasted malt throughout the beer with bitter dark coffee, some vanilla, cocoa powder, a creamy milk chocolate.

A medium plus mouthfeel on this beer.

A very balanced beer with lots of robust quality. Highly recommend as it is one of the best in the style.

dar482, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev -12%

lupercmda, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of pretext
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

pretext, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Rowlaw
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Rowlaw, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Mleblanc25, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of KevinL
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

KevinL, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of vhmf1978
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

vhmf1978, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of mikerems
3/5  rDev -29.6%

mikerems, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a tan head. Looks creamy!

S: Cocoa and coffee with some nuttiness.

T: Roasted chocolate, cocoa, toasted bread, caramel, and malt. Nice taste, but honestly I don't see what the hype is about. It is a very tasty beer, but there are an abundance of porters of just the same quality or better.

M: Medium to full. Velvety with a bubbly feel to it. Nice.

O: A good brew, but as said above: not anything super special. An awesome beer regardless!

titty_mcbitty, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -6.1%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Gig2828
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Gig2828, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of carlmoberg
4/5  rDev -6.1%

carlmoberg, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Minus_Mike
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Minus_Mike, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Kurmaraja, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of templar316
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shocked that I've never reviewed this with as many cases as I've poured over the year! Pours deep and dark, with nice khaki head. A nice roasty nose has me imagining cashews and toffee with hints of figgy goodness. The flavor is subtler smooth cola body faded into a bitter cocoa finish. You could drink this all night.

templar316, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Petey_the_Quiet, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of mikejonze
4/5  rDev -6.1%

mikejonze, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of BearMark
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

BearMark, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of TheJakeyl88
4/5  rDev -6.1%

TheJakeyl88, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of tmzl
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours with large, mocha head, fine small bubbles with some bigger ones in the middle. Good, steady, slow, creamy retention with sticky lacing. Nice, fat layer stays on top. Surprisingly some carbonation visible. Dark, dark with brown hue. Very nice, especially the retention.

Smell: Dark, milk chocolate mix, roast and light coffee. Hint of caramel and some noble freshness. Fat, rich on the nose receptors. There is one note i can't really put my finger on, like a bit too oily (olive) burned bread crust you put on salad, in soups and shit like that.

Taste: Smell roughly translates. Roasted, very solid middle malt medium sweetness. Dark and milk chocolate and very light caramel. Good roast bitterness goes into coffee with a hint of hops and sweetness - a nice touch at the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, full body. Very nice. Carbonation noticeable but just the right amount. One of the biggest traits of this beer.

Overall: Sexy. Yea, why not. Mouthfeel is exceptional, the dark malt character is well developed and rich enough and that hint of fresh sweetness makes it a superb brew.

tmzl, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of JIMTRK16
3.75/5  rDev -12%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of meckhardt
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

meckhardt, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of RusImpStoLuv
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

RusImpStoLuv, Feb 26, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,593 ratings.