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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,150 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 6,150
Reviews: 1,417
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 310
Gots: 893 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-pour is almost black with a dark tan head that leaves a layer of lacing around the top

S-lots of roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate, and a light tobacco scent

T-Roasted malt and coffee, big hop bitterness, and dark chocolate

M-medium to full body, low to medium carbonation, leaves a roasted dryness in the mouth

Overall I really like the roastiness and full mouthfeel. Really great example for the style.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. into a Coronado Brewing Company pint glass...

Pours with a dark maple, root beer float-colored head - about 2 fingers thick but slims to 1 quickly with decent lacing. Body color is espresso dark with sparse carbonation at bottom. Enticing.

Slight bicarb and metallic tinge at first but it goes quickly and reveals a deep dark-roasted nuttiness - hazelnuts and peanuts mostly. Mild hoppiness of grass with a nuttier edge. Roasted malt really shines through.

Wow - nice slate-ish BBQ char up along with some mild licorice - bitter French roasted coffee brings about some nice cinnamon/brown sugar sweetness. Finish is very slatish with big chicory bitterness and hop grass.

There's a fair amount of cleanliness to this even though it's so damn robust. Smooth dark-roasted malt works well with the bitter coffee notes and quiet hop grass as well as the good slate an char. Slight alcohol sweetness - nice finish.

Some Porter examples feel too thin and metallic compared to a session stout. Not this one - this one can pee in the tall weeds with the big dogs - it stands well on its own with great flavor and depth, and it sessions up nicely.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, served in a DFH signature glass

A - pours with a fingers height of tight and frothy, dark khaki colored foam. leaves behind spotty bubbles of lace through the drink. the beer is just about pitch black, with only the slightest dark ruby hue when held up to a bright light.

S - pretty aromatic...starts off with bold roasted malts, dark french roasted and lightly creamed and sweetened coffee, bitter dark bakers chocolate. a slight lactose-like sweetness, more cocoa powder comes out as it opens, along with a slightly bittering hop aroma. outstanding.

T - starts off with some dark roasted malt immediately joined by a bit of dark fruits, sharp black coffee. the hops come alive here, adding a strong big of grassy and earthy bitterness joined by some chocolate, vanilla, and mineral. the aftertaste is dominated by milk chocolate and roasted coffee. let this one sit a bit to mellow and really open up!

M - medium bodied, creamy and with a good medium amount of carbonation. quite chewy, leaves the mouth a bit scratchy and "fuzzy".

D - a well-rounded porter with all the classic characteristics, taken to a slightly bolder level as expected from Founders, borders the Stout line. dangerously drinkable and delicious.

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4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Dave.

A - Very dark brown, nearing black body. The head is medium tan starting out around a half inch tall and receding slowly to around an eighth of an inch.

S - Smokey coffee and chocolate malts that were roasted long.

T - long roasted malts, hint of smoke and BBQ, wavering toward chocolate. This is a tasty example of a porter. I'm not sure I've ever encountered a better tasting beverage of this style.

M - Medium bodied, mild coarseness throughout a bit of resin left behind all over my lips and mouth following each pull.

~ This is an exceptional porter. The kind of beer breweries are build upon. If you have yet to sample this beer. Go Get One!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

Pours a very deep brown almost black color with a large creeper of a brown head. Lots of sticking and a good spongy consistency. Semi sweet dark malt in the nose, the obvious notes of chocolate and coffee, creamy with toffee, molasses and pretzel bread detected. Salty and decently bitter, it is 45 IBU... Nice malt character, lots of layer to the flavor, good balance is achieved through out the bright carbonation allows the hops and bitter chocolate notes to shine through. Medium bodied, nice aftertaste, session-able.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,150 ratings.