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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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6,159 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,159
Reviews: 1,417
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 312
Gots: 901 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz, bottled 9/23/11.

Pours a dark, dark brown. One-finger head with decent retention.

Aroma is fantastic, full of chocolate, with hints of licorice and dark fruits. Very big for a standard Porter.

Flavor is just as awesome, with loads of flavorful dark malt. Layered and complex: chocolate, roast and a touch of smoke. Pretty sweet, but the beer rounds itself out with a somewhat bitter and dark finish. The mouthfeel is pretty standard, slightly dextrinous with low carbonation.

Probably the best beer I've had from Founders, next to the Imperial Stout. Awesome Porter here.

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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 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 12 oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The color is black with a wispy beige head. The smell is chocolatey sweet. The taste starts with the chocolate sweetness and then warms in the mouth to a coffee/hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. As for drinkability, could have quite a few of these.

Thanks to trbeer for this beer as part of BIF 4.0. Another solid porter, mixing the coffee bitter and chocolate sweet natures of porter quite nicely. Quite good, and I'd have one again.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Redbones, 8/29/06.

A: Pours an almost jet black color. When you tilt the glass a tad it thins out, but not by much. Nice caramel with a red tint colored head. One finger head. Nice lace and retention.
S: Aromas of chocolate and caramel come through with avengance. Nice sweet nestle scents also.
T/M: Sweet chocolate and caramel notes cross the palate. Nice level of carbonation allows you to really savor the tastes. Slight tingly towards the end of a sip. Almost tastes like an RIS or chocolate stout with a slight spicyness that comes through. Very creamy and smooth across the tongue.
D: Highly drinkable. Glad i saw this on tap as it wasn't on the website or the board. What a phenomenal interpretation of the style. A bit more thick than I thought it would be, which was definately appreciated.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Pitch black. Half finger high brown head dissipated quickly to thin surface foam.

s: Mild dark malt.

t: Mild dark malt, coffee, chocolate and smoky finish.

m: Light to moderate. Smooth with a lingering chocolate/coffee smokiness and hop bite.

o: Exceptionally drinkable porter without being watery or feeling cheap. Had as a dessert but should go well with beef and other red meat.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gorgeous dark reddish brown hue with a big head that dissipates to a 1/2 inch head; lacing is fantastic

S: Rich roasted malts and coffee and chocolate shining through especially; man, this smells roasty and malty and awesome with just a touch of hops underneath

T: Rich malts and roasty malts: coffee and chocolate but also some dark fruits flavors; this is so tasty and even a bit hoppy

F: So creamy...so creamy; and velvety and awesome

O: Man, this is a good porter...my new favorite; it is so malty and smooth and yet bitter and creamy and just plain delicious; glad to finally see Founders across the river in Iowa...mmm

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,159 ratings.