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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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5,608 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,608
Reviews: 1,343
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 268
Gots: 631 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BrownAleMale, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of CloudStrife
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 04/20/12.

A: Pours a deep black with a thick 1 finger khaki head. Leaves some lace as it dissipates over a few minutes. Can catch a little light around the edges.

S: Wow this hits you with a great coffee and chocolate. Has a dark fruit alcohol aroma as well. Good roasted malts. Actually a little hop at the end too.

T: Starts with a roasted coffee and chocolate and balances out with more hops than anticipated. A little bittering at the end but still leaves a great malt quality in the aftertaste.

M: Very nice and full bodied. Doesn't come off watery at all. On the low end in carbonation but that goes well.

Overall a porter that puts most others to shame. Has the best mouthfeel I have seen in a porter.

CloudStrife, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

FreshZ, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Houser, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Zonian1, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

OnryAndMean, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

TheRuss9585, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ironchefmiyagi13, Nov 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

fox227, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured unto a pint. Served again this time in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an opaque black, head comes off thick roughly 2 fingers length light tan.

Smell: This is not a the strongest aroma you would like, does it smell great absolutely, why don I rate it higher?, because it comes off slightly quick almost too quick.

Taste: comes off chocolately, not too heavy but feels like coffee is in the mix. After another sip....yes absolutely coffee is in the mix. Comes off strong but not on the alcohol side just pure flavor.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, very easy to drink for the real beer drinker in you.

Overall: Well put together beer, full of incredible flavor and might be slightly complex but not to the point that you don't know what it is. Definitely a keeper in your fridge and pound for pound one of the best porters I have had....drink with love and enjoy, Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%

Beer21, Wednesday at 12:04 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Celtics76, Mar 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ItsBeer4Me, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Dirtinabottle, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

PappyVans, May 19, 2014
Photo of neenerzig
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass. This beer is a very dark brown, almost black color. Tan head about an inch thick when poured, settles quickly to a nice surface coating and tan ring lining the inside of the glass. Good lacing. Has a roasted malty, coffee and chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. Very strong bitter, black coffee taste upfront, followed by roasted malt and sweeter chocolate and malt notes, capped off with a bit of vanilla. Despite the very bitter coffee flavor, I didn't detect much of a hop flavor. Has a crisp, frothy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink in the was well brewed beer ought to be. A winner here indeed!


neenerzig, Mar 02, 2009
4.25/5  rDev 0%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

udubdawg, Jul 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

psmith161, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

midlifec, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,608 ratings.