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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,640
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 267
Gots: 639 | FT: 26
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

e30todamax, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

DangerDawg, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Houser, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Blanco
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a dark black color, darker than most porters, with a moderate sized head. Smell is of dark malts. Has a sort of "imperial stout" smell to it, but without the big roasted coffee and chocolate notes that usually comes from imperials. Similarly, the taste is more imperial stout than it is porter, or even regular stouts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, more like a traditional porter on the mouthfeel side. Drinkability is high. This beer isn't exactly to style at least from what I've had, but it's absolutely delicious and is similar to many of the great stouts had, but smaller and easier to put down. This is my go to "imperial" light. Love it.

Blanco, Feb 26, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

wiltznucs, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours the same color, except with a caramel head. Smells more bitter and even more roasty. Holy lord the taste is robust. Very roasted and sensuous. Much more of a focus on the bitter and dark side than Great Lakes. Alot of bitter black coffee and even more malts that feel hop-like in their bitterness. In spite of that, it has milk stout creaminess and smoothness. The aftertaste is very much full of powdered espresso roast coffee and roasted oats. A chewiness lingers from the malt.

VncentLIFE, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of yamar68
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As dark as a porter gets... near pitch black with a sliver of coffee clarity. Mocha brown head that fades fast (dirty glass). Still some good lacing though.

Milk chocolate, smooth generic coffee notes, very inviting, campfire aromas, balanced and approachable. Smells like the type of beer that might convert the BMC crowd.

Well executed, textbook porter flavors. Smokey coffee/chocolate, roasty dark malts, lovingly balanced, some nut notes, super smooth.

Can't complain. I walk by this beer more often than I should. Tasty stuff.

yamar68, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

tkdchampxi, Jul 13, 2014
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

OnryAndMean, Nov 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

psmith161, Jan 13, 2013
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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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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ItsBeer4Me, Apr 06, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,640 ratings.