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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,584 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,584
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 267
Gots: 622 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

fox227, Jan 09, 2013
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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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Houser, Nov 30, 2013
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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!

Eric

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

udubdawg, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Dirtinabottle, Aug 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of CHADMC3
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The body is jet black allowing no light to shine through whatsoever below the deep tan, one inch head that patiently dissolves to a thin, but sticky lacing.

Massive roasted malt aroma, a bit smoky, some chocolate sweetness, caramel, and some mild earthy hops.

Rich roasted malt flavor, again featuring sweet chocolate, and roasted coffee. Secondary flavors include a touch of caramel and nuts as well as earthy or almost woodnotes.

Very smooth, almost silk like with medium to bold body and medium carbonation with a classic roasted wake up call towards the back of the palate.

This is one fine example of the Porter. Founders does another excellent beer. Tons of character and easy to enjoy.

CHADMC3, Aug 30, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

midlifec, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

marine1975, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I took this bottle out of the fridge and let it sit for 15 minutes before opening.

This is very dark pour with light, fine, coffee-colored foam on top. The nose is not very assertive, but I definitely smell coffee. Time for the best part.

This beer has a very silky mouth feel and a very rich taste. Espresso beans, toast, and very dark bittersweet chocolate. A very pleasant coffee-like bitterness with a nice malty sweetness lurking behind it.

This is an excellent porter. Anyone looking for a fine example of this style would be a happy camper if they put this in their shopping cart.

deadonhisfeet, Apr 29, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

psmith161, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of kirok1999
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark black with almost no head and just the slightest bit of wispy head.
Smells of dark burned malts, lots of coffee with a good mix of chocolate.
Nice rich malt character, dark and roasty especially in the finish. Nice mild chocolate character along with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish.
Rich and lush with a decent amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

kirok1999, Mar 09, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: "Silky Black" according to the Founders site, but through light it seems a very deep red. Pretty brew in any case. Slight tan head, little lacing.
smell: That burnt porter edge but balanced with caramel sweetness.
taste: As the nose portends. burnt but balanced well.
overall: This may go in regular rotation.

cindyjeffsmith, May 07, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter. Beer pours a dark brown, bordering on black, with an initial half a finger of creamy chocolate brown head. Some minimal lacing as the head dissipates quickly to a thin collar and patchy film. Looks to have ample carbonation, very fine bubbles that cascades.

Nose is light milk chocolate, mild coffee, and some dark bread malts. Some molasses as I let the beer warm up. Aromas are somewhat muted, even after warming up a little.

Taste is better, rich milk chocolate, roasted coffee, and toasted malts. Some molasses sweetness and a lactic acid tang mid tongue, finishing dry with a lingering lactic sourness and roasted bitterness.

Medium body with a nice round mouthfeel from some light carbonation. Pretty creamy on the tongue.

nataku00, Oct 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

danieelol, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

salthemonster, Jan 17, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,584 ratings.