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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,911 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,911
Reviews: 1,366
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 282
Gots: 735 | FT: 23
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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4.68/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured at room temperature from bottle into saison glass.

A) Very dark brown /black, opaque with thin bubbly film.

S) Subtle, but rich fruity malt and hints of liquorice.

T) ooooooo. Mellow fruity malt with a beautiful roast nutty flavour that just goes on and on. The bitterness is there but is wonderfully understated.

M) Actually quite refreshing, with the roast nut aftertaste balancing it out.

O) There doesn't seem to be a dividing line between porters and stouts in the US - this is stronger and has a deeper roasted flavour than SN Stout. I suppose the name doesn't matter when it tastes this good.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid, robust, very dry porter than delivers

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Appearance....black and opaque. Dark brown head.

Smell....earthy smoky with chocolate aroma.

Taste. ....grainy malt roasted chocolate with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel...heavy and smooth.

Overall....an excellent porter

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4.58/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Richer & more robust then Eddy Fitz, a tad more bitter too & slightly less balanced. Other then that, pretty damn close. High praise indeed!

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,911 ratings.