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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,081 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,081
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 228
Gots: 449 | FT: 23
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%

11-28-2012 02:13:24 | More by wyatt13
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-22-2013 02:01:12 | More by ilikebeer03
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-17-2013 00:54:06 | More by JellyJacket
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

10-03-2013 10:26:04 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours very dark with about a half inch of tan head. The nose is of coffee and roasted malts with a little bit of coco. The taste matches the nose, with a bit of bitterness from patent malt and the coco taking a more prominent place. The mouthfeel is smooth, but a bit over carbonated. Very good porter, one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 05:24:18 | More by Agold
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-13-2014 23:31:31 | More by Mark000
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

08-25-2013 21:29:42 | More by Kaveman
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4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark chocolate brown with a fair head. Beautiful.

S - Wow this one packs a punch! Lots of smokey notes backed up with roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of coffee.

T - Silky and smooth with lots of smokey chocolate character. Incredibly refreshing and satisfying, cannot get enough of this crisp well crafted flavor.

M - The highlight of this brew in my opinion. Perfect progression and minimal carbonation that compliments the texture of the brew. This is truly well executed, one can taste the effort that the brewers at Founders put into this brew.

O - One of my favorite brews from Founders for its consistency and year round availability. For $10 I hesitate to say there is a much better deal out there for 6 of these bad boys. I have tasted more refined brews but for your "everyday" porter, I see none better.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 06:03:01 | More by mscudder
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-11-2013 15:42:58 | More by fionn13
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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

11-30-2012 18:10:08 | More by mwar
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-06-2013 14:57:00 | More by browniewithnuts
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass...

A: Very dark brown, almost black, with a thin tan head that sits gracefully on top. Very fine carbonation.

S: Roated malt is dominant, with hints of coffee and chocolate. The nose also expresses an earthy quality I haven't experienced in many porters.

T: Nice roasty malt flavors, with hints of toast, chocolate, and earth. A pleasant hop bitterness finishes it off.

M: Full bodied and viscous, with a silky texture.

D: Very smooth. Another excellent example of this style.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 02:04:38 | More by WYVYRN527
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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Deep, dark, brown. When backlit a slight reddish hue comes through. The pour produces about one finger of wet sand colored head that receeds quickly, and leaves minimal, spotty, lace.

A: Dark chocolate malts, some small coffee, dried fruit, and vanilla. I get a very nice earthiness from the grassy hops.

T: Again I get dark chocolate, sour dried fruit, earthy hops, biscuit and dark malts. The beer finishes dry with absolutley no hint of alcohol.

M: Light to Medium body and a good amount of carbonation. Almost too thin for a Porter IMO.

D and overall impression: This gets some pretty high marks on drinkability, due to the low ABV and the thinness of the mouthfeel. Overall a very solid Porter from Founders, these guys continue to impress. Skal.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 23:06:32 | More by Gtreid
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New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 20 oz tulip glass. Pours a slick black, with a 3 inch dark tan head, with great retention that settles into a thin layer of bubbles. Smell is chocolate, coffee, a breadyness, and dark malts. Taste is more aggressive with dark chocolate and strong coffee. Body large for its 6.5abv, nice amount of carbonation, not dry, and very drinkable. This is a great robust Porter, Founders is crazy good.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 00:24:06 | More by SawDog505
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2013 00:31:01 | More by cp45
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-05-2012 20:04:05 | More by TastyIsBeer
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-07-2013 01:05:58 | More by baklo
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

09-02-2013 20:19:55 | More by Boston_Steve
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-19-2014 00:35:15 | More by JKV96
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-28-2013 16:19:23 | More by kushlash23
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to younger35, may you get a job soon.

This beer pours dark, rich, and sexy baby. Dark brown with mocha head, like I bet Candi gives in 48 hours.

Smells roasty, espresso coffee grounds sparged over hot chocolate milk.

Very complex porter, more creamy than others, not harsh, nice roasted, cocoa, and burnt dark sugars. Darkness Charlie Murphy.

What did the five fingers say to the face? Slap! This beer is damn good.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 05:43:21 | More by Murchmac
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-30-2013 00:33:12 | More by woodchip
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-30-2013 03:36:32 | More by Houser
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-03-2013 15:36:18 | More by jakea
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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Pours a deep dark brown, nearly black. The head peaks around one and a half fingers tall, then fades slowly to a thin spotty cap. Lacing is thin, but sticks decently.

Smell; dark roasted malts, coffee and a faint hit of molasses. A surprising amount of hops come through in the aroma, but it's of the earthy/floral variety. They actually work really well with the roast malt and coffee.

Taste; rich chocolate malts, slight touch of char, coffee beans all hit you right at once, then the earthy hops come out and play. It's all topped of with a little sweet molasses that's just enough to keep this from being overly roasty and bitter.

Mouthfeel/drinkability; as with all Founders beers, it seems, this has a really nice smooth texture in the mouth, which just seems to increase the drinkability. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 00:11:07 | More by RedHaze
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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