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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,324 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,324
Reviews: 1,327
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 245
Gots: 519 | FT: 24
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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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2011 23:50:51 | More by lakersfan16
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speedvagen

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-24-2013 21:21:32 | More by speedvagen
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Mark000

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-13-2014 23:31:31 | More by Mark000
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

01-07-2014 00:20:56 | More by NonicPanic
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stewart124

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a very dark red color with ruby highlights. Little to no head.

Huge burnt caramel notes and some coffee in the nose.

Syrupy and sweet right off the bat. This leans more towards raisin and prune in character with a subtle but spicy hop note. The syrupy sweetness really pushes this beer and the style. Quite good and bold with a warming finish that just rounds out this delicious porter.

01-16-2011 20:21:57 | More by stewart124
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +13.6%

Appearance - Pours a midnight black hue, nice creamy mocha head

Smell - Nice hints of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, smoke, peat, campfire

Taste - Big rich coffee and espresso flavors right up front, so gorgeous. I am getting vanilla, milk chocolate, toasted almonds, roasted barley, tobacco. It tastes so rich.

Mouthfeel - This thing is silky smooth, perfect.

Overall - Founders makes the best dark stouts ever, its no doubt i would love their porter just as much. This thing is the tastiest damn drinkable thing I've ever had and EASILY MY FAVORITE PORTER. wow founder, wow.

03-10-2012 23:56:20 | More by aorloski
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-13-2014 15:21:41 | More by tkdchampxi
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2012 00:08:45 | More by ridgeline23
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VaTechHopHead


4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

A - Stout-like blackness in color with a tan, thick, foamy head that produces large bubbles.

S - Very roasted malt, coffee tones, and a subtle sweetness in the background.

T - Mirrors the aroma with a nice malty backbone that is rich and roasted. A nice dark chocolate bitterness is detected and smoke towards the end.

M - Big foamy body that fills the palate and it somewhat chewy on the tongue. Nice carbonation and finishes neutral, making it easy to drink.

O - A well represented porter that is balanced correctly for the style, awesome roasted flavor, and easy to drink.

09-14-2011 03:48:17 | More by VaTechHopHead
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at refrigerator temperature.

L – Deep brown color with a 1-finger tan bubbly head. Dissipates quickly into a tan, bubbly slick on top of the surface of the beer. Not much lacing. I’ll blame the lack of head characteristics on temperature.

S – Lots of roasted malt with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla notes. Some dark fruits like plums show up a little bit, but this is mostly roasted goodness. Smells awesome.

T – Starts with big roasted flavors of coffee and dark chocolate, builds to a pleasant sweetness with milk chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruity notes, and finishes with a mildly bitter roasted barley and coffee finish. Delicious.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with moderate carbonation, a creamy and velvety mouthfeel, and a moderately bitter and dry finish. Roasted coffee bitterness lingers for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a very drinkable and delicious porter. All of the dark and roasted flavors and aromas are there, as well as a subtle and pleasant sweetness. It is everything a porter should be. Founders can do no wrong in my book.

07-15-2012 22:31:12 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-09-2014 03:10:11 | More by craft_shannie
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Slay40

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-10-2013 21:20:12 | More by Slay40
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-05-2014 13:58:04 | More by johnyb
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rdooley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-19-2013 00:41:32 | More by rdooley
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-22-2011 15:55:11 | More by wdarcy77
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-28-2012 02:13:24 | More by wyatt13
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured into a snifter

A: Black with a tan one finger head that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving bubbles in its wake. Curtainy lacing.

S: Chocolate, anise, coffee and vanilla. Divine.

T: Smooth and robust. Velvety. Semi-sweet chocolate. Like drinking a latte. Comes on like an Imperial Russian Stout. Like the label says, the taste is sexy.

M: Medium to heavy with creamy carbonation.

O: A really outstanding porter. Wish I had picked up more in Birmingham. Bet it goes well with chocolate chip cookies. Highly recommended.

11-05-2013 17:54:57 | More by brewskifan55
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2014 23:04:22 | More by Casey3236
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

09-24-2010 05:24:18 | More by Agold
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2012 10:40:54 | More by jrfehon33
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

08-25-2013 21:29:42 | More by Kaveman
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-25-2013 00:48:43 | More by scxcrunner
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-23-2013 15:52:03 | More by GuttaMane138
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fionn13

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-11-2013 15:42:58 | More by fionn13
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-03-2013 16:16:22 | More by DerrickW
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,324 ratings.