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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,192 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,192
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 235
Gots: 485 | 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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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-03-2014 17:27:26 | More by Knoxrb12
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2013 02:56:42 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-10-2012 14:00:47 | More by denimdemon
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle label says 6.5% ABV - Pours a beautiful pitch black with just a twinge of red highlights and a thick frothy caramel colored one inch head. Thick heavy lacing paints the glass. Smells of coocolate, coffee and rich dark roasted malts rule the nose. First sip is mostly coffee and chocolate combined with a prevalent nuttiness. The coffee bitterness is from start to finish. A creamy mouthfeel is welcomed but it does seem a little to the thin side.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 21:26:30 | More by ATLbeerDog
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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-22-2014 11:10:39 | More by midlifec
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-25-2013 05:48:10 | More by stephensinner
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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2011 23:50:51 | More by lakersfan16
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-30-2013 00:49:24 | More by MNBeer1017
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-30-2014 16:47:14 | More by Camjmorton
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid portion comes out cola brown during the pour and dark brown to black as it rises up in the glass. Brown highlights on the sides when you hold it up to the light. Slightly darker than tan head with pretty much small bubbles, sticks around a little while but trickles away, ok lacing.

Smell is really good. Often times porters have the word "robust" on the label. Founder's doesn't but this would be a decent adjective in my opinion. Plenty of dark roasted (or even burned) malts here providing the classic dark chocolatey and black coffee aromas. Also some haylike aromas from the grains and the fairly generous amount of hops (for this style). Not a hop bomb, but if you're a hophead that likes porters too, this would be a good choice.

Pretty standard that Founders doesn't skimp in the taste department, and there is no exception on their porter. Plenty of over roasted to heavy toasted chocolate malts providing a nice balance of bitter and sweetness on this porter. Big flavors of more bitter than sweet chocolate, some dark caramel/toffee and a bit of a dark roasted black coffee. Pretty big and bold, I've had some stouts that try to pull themselves off as "imperial" that aren't as big and bold as this one. Just a good beer all around.

Mouthfeel is really good. Medium bodied, flavor will linger a little bit. Great carbonation level. It's pretty silky smooth with a nice clean slightly bitter finish. Drinkability is there bigtime, this is a fast drinking porter. The label on the bottle says "Dark, Rich, & Sexy." I can attest to the first two descriptors, this beer doesn't turn me on, but it's a pretty well done porter from the crew there in Grand Rapids.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 21:16:15 | More by AndyAvalanche
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-14-2011 05:25:15 | More by PhineasGage
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2012 10:40:54 | More by jrfehon33
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-09-2013 22:56:00 | More by mjw1200
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-30-2012 04:08:14 | More by slimntubbs
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GregSVT

Texas

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark black with a medium dark brown head that fades to a ring and leaves no real lacing. Almost looks like an Imperial...

S: The nose is full of cocoa/chocolate and that's about it...pretty one dimensional but it smells great..

T: The taste is much different. The cocoa is up front but there's a hop presence in there as well that's kind of piney.

M: The feel is slightly creamy with a nice medium to full body.

D: Very solid brew with a decent ABV. I'd buy it if I could get it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 02:34:48 | More by GregSVT
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ColSanders123

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2011 07:01:27 | More by ColSanders123
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ninaturner

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-02-2014 00:50:29 | More by ninaturner
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PGVG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-06-2013 06:08:59 | More by PGVG
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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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psmith161

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-13-2013 00:18:38 | More by psmith161
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RayUF07

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-25-2013 05:56:02 | More by RayUF07
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-09-2014 03:12:18 | More by ThreeFishes
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timtim

District of Columbia

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

dark and lovely. coffee, chocolate, cocoa, near burnt roasty malt goodness. well balanced and on the fuller side of porter. founders' beers have been impressive, but their dark beers have been outstanding. traditional and unique at the same time, this one really filled my jones for porter, which by the way, i think is the perfect burger beer. nice....

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 01:42:57 | More by timtim
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-16-2011 15:36:12 | More by Gtg642
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,192 ratings.