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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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6,238 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,238
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 321
Gots: 949 | 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:
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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Ratings: 6,238 | Reviews: 1,432
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 3-20-09
Bottled on 1-20-09
6.5% abv

Pours very dark, almost black. A thin head lasts forever, with one thick ring of lacing that slides down the glass.

Smell is malty but not too sweet, a nice smokiness and slight coffee in the finish. Very enjoyable.

Taste is malty, alot like the smell, but with a sizable hop presence. The hops add a bitter kick at the end, a bit too much for my taste.

Mouthfeel is good, maybe a little too thin.

Drinkability is good, super balance makes is very to drink.

Overall, a good beer, maybe a bit too fresh.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black body with a mocha head.

Dark, roasty, smoky chocolate and very dark coffee.

Damn that's an amazing Porter. Reminds me of a chocolate chocolate chip cookie. Dark chocolate, dark coffee, roasty, toasty, smoky, even a little vanilla. Despite all that dark, roasted malt character and even a little hop flavor, Founders Porter isn't overwelmed with bitterness. Plenty of it for balance, but not too much. Makes for a really excellent, drinkable beer.

Medium body, but low carbonation produce a smooth, creamy beer.

Up there with Americas best porters. One hell of a beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured black with a small creamy head that dissipated instantly

S- Sweet chocolate and roasty notes

T- Big sweet milk chocolate notes, roasty notes, cocoa, and maybe a little vanilla

M- Thicker mouthfeel, creamy up front, but very highly carbonated especially on the finish. More carbonated than I would like but still a pretty good mouthfeel

O- A very robust and flavorful porter, very sweet and roasty. I actually made some great pancakes tonight with this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a short 12 ounce brown bottle into a pint glass. The bottle says it contains 6.5% abv and 45 ibu's.

Appearance: Thick black body with a two finger chocolatey light brown head.

Smell: Lots of roasted, chocolate, and burnt malts. It really smells like a Russian imperial stout.

Taste: The taste is alot like the smell. The flavors stick around in your mouth long after you swallow the beer.

This is one great porter. It's right up there with Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled Feb 2, 2010, this is quite fresh. Served cool room temp into a Duvel tulip. Pours thick very dark brown/black with a one and a half finger dense brown head that maintains a light cap and leaves some spotty lacing.

Aroma is very very roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some smoke, roasty toasty. Can pick up a touch of earthy hops.

Flavor is smooth milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, coffee, some bitterness on the finish along with some lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel is full, velvety, and rich, medium carbonation. Thicker and richer than many other regular porters.

This is one of the best, if not the best porter out there. Excellent.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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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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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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