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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,161
Reviews: 1,417
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of dbossman
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
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 +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of BillHilly
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Classic stout/porter appearance, not quite the head retention of a good porter, thus the 4.

S: Roasted malt, light smoke.

T: Very balanced on the roasted malt, slight coffee with a mellow finishing note.

M: Perfect carbonation, light on the ABV, so not gradely highly on the M.

D: Worth a taste, got as an extra...thx Spdkilz, represents Porters very well...a worthy pursuit as a throw in. Would drink again.

Photo of stevec32
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mscudder
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black in color with a fluffy head that leaves lacing as it dissipates.

S- Chocolate offerings right up front with coffee as well

T- Similar to the scent. Very robust and roasty. Sweet chocolate with a bitter cocoa backbone. Very pleasant.

M- Full mothfeel that covers the palate

D- Smooth and fulfiling. Ill drink it all day

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of adam42381
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled on 3/3/12 printed on bottle.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a huge 3-4 finger fluffy light chocolate brown head which dissipates very slowly. Excellent head retention and lacing. Looks exactly the way I want a porter to look.

Smell: Roasted malts dominate with a little bit of milk chocolate.

Taste: Dark roasted malt up front followed by unsweetened chocolate and earthy hops in the middle before ending with coffee and burnt toast flavors at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and roasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation. Not quite as creamy as I would have liked, but still nice.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You could drink a few without any trouble on a cool day.

Overall: Excellent beer overall and one of the best American porters I've tried. Like everything else I've had from Founders, I would highly recommend trying this one.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,161 ratings.