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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,418 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,418
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 253
Gots: 554 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mattparsons, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Casey3236, Feb 25, 2014
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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.

aorloski, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Giggy, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ridgeline23, Aug 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

sludgegnome, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jrfehon33, Mar 24, 2012
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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.

VaTechHopHead, Sep 14, 2011
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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.

BlackBelt5112203, Jul 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

wyatt13, Nov 28, 2012
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DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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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.

Agold, Sep 24, 2010
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4.34/5  rDev +2.1%

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, rich dark brown almost black with a short brown head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: caramel, toffee, light roasted coffee, toast, malt

T: toasty malt, sweeter but not syrupy, big malt flavor with a slight hop bitterness towards the end

M: creamy with nice body

O: a really good beer that focuses on the flavor of toasted malt without having a burnt character

M_C_Hampton, Apr 05, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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