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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,768 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,768
Reviews: 1,352
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 273
Gots: 681 | 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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of CHADMC3
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The body is jet black allowing no light to shine through whatsoever below the deep tan, one inch head that patiently dissolves to a thin, but sticky lacing.

Massive roasted malt aroma, a bit smoky, some chocolate sweetness, caramel, and some mild earthy hops.

Rich roasted malt flavor, again featuring sweet chocolate, and roasted coffee. Secondary flavors include a touch of caramel and nuts as well as earthy or almost woodnotes.

Very smooth, almost silk like with medium to bold body and medium carbonation with a classic roasted wake up call towards the back of the palate.

This is one fine example of the Porter. Founders does another excellent beer. Tons of character and easy to enjoy.

CHADMC3, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Moses_Malone, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of kirok1999
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark black with almost no head and just the slightest bit of wispy head.
Smells of dark burned malts, lots of coffee with a good mix of chocolate.
Nice rich malt character, dark and roasty especially in the finish. Nice mild chocolate character along with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish.
Rich and lush with a decent amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

kirok1999, Mar 09, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

danieelol, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

polopaul20, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of projectflam86
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brown almost black color with a creamy beige foam head. A tiny bit of lacing.

S- Smokey with a decent amount of roasted malt in the nose. A bit of hazelnut and toasted grains.

T- Smokey bitterness upfront with a nice roasted malt sweetness in the finish. Alcohol is more apparent that I thought it would be.

M- Medium body with ok carbonation. Smokey aftertaste.

D- Pretty decent porter with a nice flavor.

projectflam86, Aug 03, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

ninaturner, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ChaseTheAce, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jsurfs82, Jul 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

DavidHume, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Giantspace, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

rdooley, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ccozzi, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Wolberjs, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

JakeDebus, Sep 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jk3, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

gpawned, Jun 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ramrod666, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BKBassist, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Phigg1102, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of NODAK
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma on here...wow. Very rich, even for a porter. Full of espresso, bitter chocolate and all things malt. Just like sniffing a cold mocha.

Mouthfeel here is very creamy. Body is a thick mix of coffee and dark chocolates (but mostly coffee) in harmony with one another. This doesn't turn exceptionally bitter until the finish. There, the finish features a moderate hop bite and some bitter coffee to give a somewhat astringent ending to the swallow. The coffee certainly hangs around a while afterwards.

This is a very aggressive porter. I respect it for that. Drinkability will be harmed for that reason, at least for me. Those who want a thick, punch you in the face porter should turn to this one.

NODAK, Sep 29, 2010
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,768 ratings.