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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,648 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4648
Reviews: 1289
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%


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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emmasdad

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the bottle a very deep dark black color, with merely a suggestion of light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee and smoke. On the palate, a lot more of the same. A very drinkable porter, complex and enjoyable. Another great effort from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 06:32:00 | More by emmasdad
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Mitchster

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhat cloudy jet-black brew forms a frothy, whipped dark tan head atop medium-small bubbles with adequate sheets of lace. Mild to moderate carbonation. Aroma is of cocoa powder, dark semisweet chocolate, medium roast coffee, roasted grains, and a subtle chalkiness. Smells good, but not really anything unique going on here. Mouthfeel is soft with a medium body and roasty, dry finish. Taste starts with some spicy, green flavor hops, melts into rich roasted barley/black patent malt and coffee, followed by a pleasant lingering sweetness in the back of the throat which comes from out of nowhere and balances well with a lightly astringent grainy finish. No noted alcohol presence or off flavors. The acidity brightens as it warms. Quite nice.

Update: $20 for a case direct from the brewery. Whoohoo. Yummy stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2003 12:59:24 | More by Mitchster
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scottfrie

California

3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into AVBC snifter.

A: Pours almost black with about a half-finger of dark brown head that quickly turned into a thick film that left a spotty sheet of lacing down the glass.
S: Light notes of coffee with a touch of baking chocolate. The smell isn’t overpowering, but what’s there is nice.
T: Follows the nose with soft notes of coffee and bitter dark chocolate. There are definite undertones of grassy hops, and they add a delicious layer to complexity of the flavor. The aftertaste is lightly bitter and has a touch of smoke.
M: Medium body with a bit of chewiness to the mouth. Carbonation is pretty bubbly but not really sharp.
O: Definitely an above average porter and an above average beer. This goes down easy and smooth. Thanks to the generous BA who sent this to me!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 02:40:07 | More by scottfrie
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Porter has a black, opaque body with about a finger of brown head. The retention is ok, and a little bit of spotty lacing is left behind on my glass.

The aroma is a mix of cocoa powder, chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of molasses. Some grapefruit from the hops also peeks through. Overall this is a very good aroma for an American Porter.

The first thing I notice in Founders Porter are flavors of chocolate: cocoa powder, bakers chocolate. Next a touch of bitter, roasted malt along with just a hint of sourness come through in the front. In the middle there is just a hint of dark fruit -- black cherries. After that a moderately strong hoppy, grapefruit-flavored bitterness comes through.

The body is a touch thicker than the middle of the road, and it is a bit silky, both of which I like.

Overall this porter really impressed me, it is probably one of the best American Porters that I have come across.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 23:21:06 | More by Hojaminbag
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours an opaque black with a very dark brown head that looks like hot cocoa, decent head retention and lots of lacing

S: huge roasted malt profile with an intense dark chocolate presence, extremely robust

T: like the nose, this porter is all about the roasted specialty grains, tons of chocolate malts and coffee, a touch of earthy hops on the finish, very nicely balanced and incredibly flavorful.

MF: medium to thick body, low carbonation, silky mouthfeel

D: well it's weird to judge this as an American Porter because it is far more like what I thought a stout was supposed to be. Then again, there is definitely some overlap between these categories, but the bottom line is that this is the best American Porter I have had. Founders has never disappointed me.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2010 01:36:50 | More by homebrew311
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nothing cute nor fancy about the name ('Porter'), but a classy-looking label nonetheless. I honestly don't recall who handed this one over, but suffice to say it was one of a short list of OH/MI-residing BAs I've met since spring; this 12 oz. twist-capped bottle has stayed in the fridge since the day it arrived; poured to pint glass tonight.

A: A deep ebony, but without over-scrutinizing we'll call it 'black'. Topped with a finger of creamy tan, short-lived retention before reducing to a dimpled film. Good lace, clinging in broken sheets.

S: Oh, baby! Excellent aroma, a deep fudgy-chocolate. Vanilla-laced coffee, ample nutty roast.

T: If you know the wonders of coffee from a french press, then you understand the essence of this beer: silky chocolate, burnished java beans, sugars and light spices co-mingling. Just when a borderline 'too-sweet' sweetness builds, a balancing backlash of bittering roast ropes it back in. With each sip, this interplays beautifully. Toyed with a '5' here, one of the best-flavored porters I've ever encountered.

M: Velvety-smooth creaminess, a bit low on carbonation (may be a result of extra months of age - date unknown). The silky texture means more bitter chocolate coating is held on the cheeks and tongue...the aftertaste lasts an eternity.

D: Founders knocks another robust ale outta the park! After multiple tries of their venerated Breakfast Stout(s) and Imperial Stout, this Porter is in the same league. Big flavor, terrific aroma, decent drinkability ABV-wise (6.5%) and impossible to get on the West Coast without benefit of the trading community - all equate to a highly drinkable beer that's undeniably worth seeking. To call it 'exceptional' seems right...

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 04:59:05 | More by msubulldog25
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours stout black with only the tiniest hint of burnt ruby highlights. Modest tan head sits and recedes leaving some nice lacing around the glass as it slowly exits the glass.

S-Bittersweet chocolate notes are quite easy to detect. This is one of the more aromatic porters I have come across (my experience is limited). Coffee notes and some lactic milkiness as well. No alcohol to speak of in the scent. Deep sugars and a bit of smoke.

T-Rich chocolate notes sweep over the tongue. Coffee flavors and some milky lactose here. Leaves a lasting burnt coffee flavor. Tastes like rich cocoa. A twinge of hop bitterness is here too. A perfect example of a great tasting porter. Has all the elements one would want in a beer representative of the style.

M-Creamy, smooth, luscious. Exceptional mouthfeel for a beer that isn't too high on the ABV scale. Awesome mouthfeel.

D-Like many of Founders' dark beers this one drinks like a dream. Not an extremely high ABV combines with great taste and feel. Absolutely drinkable.

Have heard that this Founders Porter is arguably one of the best out there. I concur.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 23:49:30 | More by VelvetExtract
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #47 (Dec 2010):

Thick beading of tiny bubbles produces an amazing-looking head and sticky lacing; pitch-black color is saying it's a serious beer as well. Slightly burnt biscuit aroma is quickly followed by a sweeter mocha tone. A welcome hefty body here with just enough bubbles to get by. Slightly burnt choco maltiness has a firm grip on the taste buds. Hops give a quick sting of bitterness and an earthy flavor in the middle. Roastiness is well flexed and shows its range, from faint, smoky, charred wood to bitter dark chocolate to over-toasted bread. Some yeast and fruit in the end as well, as a sweetness lifts from the ashes. This Porter means business--one of the best robust Porters around.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 23:24:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz stubby poured into a trusty pint glass.

Decadently dark. Nice 'glug-glug' out of the bottle. Rocked out a mere half a finger of head on a rather vigorous pour, but the body looks solid. Minimal lacing strands.

Nosing the beer first brings a semi-chalky milk chocolate and a pronounced roastiness from a bit of black malt. Smells sweet and sultry. Hints of bold coffee blends and lactic acid. A most superb aroma, indeed.

Big, bold taste. The roast comes through convincing me that what may have smelled like a milk stout is definitely a rather robust porter. Subdued earthy hop tags along in the finish, but the malt is the big attraction here. More chocolate notes (a little more bittersweet this time around), a little alkaline, and black coffee. 'Dark, Rich & Sexy' the bottle reads. Pretty much, spot on. This is one of the better porters I've had.

Nice bubbly presence doesn't detract from the medium body. I can use a little more girth (that doesn't sound right) on this one, but still a winner.

Not particularly one of my favorite styles anymore, but this bottle did me some serious convincin'! Here's to Founders--one of my favorite breweries. Cheers, ya'll!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 04:50:41 | More by thecheapies
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark near pitch black, letting in some minimal hints of light on the edges of the glass. Thin, yet dense creamy khaki head, leaving decent lacing. Scent is of cocoa, dark roasted malt, light touches of fruit and coffee. Taste brings a nice cocoa and milk chocolate taste along with the dark roasted malts. Light touches of nuts and a definite presence of hops add an ever so faint fruity and bitterness to it outside of the dark malts. Medium bodied yet smooth and creamy. The malts never cross into the overly charred or burnt side and coupled with the creamy yet not heavy mouthfeel makes this a wonderously drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 13:14:15 | More by rfgetz
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep black with a one finger tan head on top. Pretty good retention, slowly reducing to a thin layer of bubbles on top. Decent lacing that forms around the edge, but disappears within a few moments.

S: A rich aroma, lots of roasted malt with some coffee beans, chocolate, and a little bit of dark fruit. Very inviting.

T: Quite roasty with an equal amount of coffee and chocolate, with a slight sweetness near the finish. Very earthy, with a little bit of cream. Slightly roasty finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks smooth with a slight creamy texture.

O: Very easy drinking with a a great flavor profile. Very classic porter. Glad I have another bottle of this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 01:35:49 | More by mdaschaf
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep, dark, ebony hue... pitch-black stuff... Beautiful, mysterious appearance...
Smell: As far as the aroma is concerned, this is the real-deal stuff with respect to a Porter... Heavy on the chocolate malts, mocha, and espresso essences...
Taste: True-to-the-style... One of the better American Porters out there for sure, rich, creamy, chocolate flavors abound...
Recommended...

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 01:24:42 | More by dsa7783
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StJamesGate

New York

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate black with rocky sepia head that fades to film.
Chocolate, espresso and smoke on the nose with some wood, earth and licorice - deep.
Good coffee, dark cocoa, a bit of black berry and brown sugar then some subtle green herbal hops.
Truffle finish and dry linger.
Medium, way smooth, lots of cling.

I was a sceptic but there's a lot going on here: nose rewards repeated visits, lots of choc + a real roundness to the coffee notes, and silky body. Goes down reeeal easy; no hint of 6.5%. Roast is not prominent and body is not full, so this is rightly called a porter. Only knock would be that the hops don't really show up - sweetness never gets out of control but I'd never guess 45 IBUs and no hint of aroma; Crystal is a mild hop apparently - though this is reasonably fresh.

Right up there with Anchor and Edmund Fitz.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 00:15:41 | More by StJamesGate
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prototypic

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours a dark chocolate fudge color. It's opaque and nearly black. A very nice dark mocha colored cap sits atop. It's only about a finger deep and it receded pretty quickly. A light sticky coat of lace clung to the glass.

Smell: The nose is nice, but a little underpowered initially. I'm hoping it opens up more as it warms. Edit: No such luck. It is a tad weak. It does feature an excellent chocolate and roasted malt aroma. The roasted variety seems a little stronger, but there's plenty of chocolate to go around. There's a very nice, slightly smoked smell to it that carries the day. It's a wonderful addition. There's some light roasted coffee notes. On the tail, there's a slightly yeasty scent. No alcohol is noted.

Taste: It's chocolaty and sweet up front. Roasted malts kick in and give it a very well rounded, malty flavor. It really gives it an excellent backbone. It's tougher to tell here which of the malts is predominant. I actually can't tell. Suffice it to say, it has a damn fine malty flavor. Light roasted coffee and smoky notes add depth. The smoky flavor really gives it some character and does much for the flavor. It's a tad yeasty. Apparently, there's a nice little infusion of hops giving it a little bit of buzz toward the end. No alcohol is noted.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's medium bodied and very smooth. Carbonation is light and restrained giving it a creamy feel. Very impressive. Drinkability is very high. It's got an excellent and deep flavor. At 5.6%, its abv is modest and lends itself to high drinkability.

Founders Porter is excellent beer. I had high hopes, but they've actually been exceeded. The only small flaw is that the nose is a little weak. Other than that, it's a very nice, well rounded Porter that impresses on all other fronts. Very nice addition to Founders regular lineup. Easily recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 03:53:36 | More by prototypic
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nickd717

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle shared by largadeer, poured into snifter.

A - Black with a nice foamy tan head that lasts.

S - Lots of chocolate as well as coffee and roast on the aroma.

T - Rich milk chocolate along with roasted malt, coffee, and a little vanilla. Balanced, very flavorful, and awesome.

M - Smooth, creamy palate with medium body.

D - Pretty high. This beer rocks and Founders has really impressed me overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 20:05:50 | More by nickd717
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a pitch black color with a respectable light brown to tan head that dissipated down to a light layer of bubbles.

(S)- Tons of roasted coffee dusted with cocoa with raisins. Smells really creamy with even some possible vanilla within.

(T)- Silky creamed coffee with delicate chocolate. Its like a mocha only without the normal amount of bitterness from espresso.

(M)- Very very smooth for a porter. Great carbonation level. A silky yet robust and incredibly easy drinking beer.

(D)- A superb porter that ranks up there as one of the best! Seek this out if you are looking for the perfect porter. Creamy and silky smooth; slightest sweetness and bittering roastedness. A for sure winner on those chilling Fall nights.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 19:31:54 | More by sweemzander
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My god, this pours like an imperial stout. From the thickness to the color and texture of the head. Even how the head slowly forms from the bottom reminds me of an Imperial stout. Gorgeous looking beer. 2 finger thick and creamy tan head with nice retention . Black thick looking beer. The head does eventually settle to a firm tan cap and there is plenty of sticky lacing.

Aroma is a touch musty with some cocoa powder. Light spice nature as well.

Flavor is fantastic. I immediately thought nice dark chocolate. Then some notes of coffee. A touch of mineral flavor at the end. A bitterness lingers, but it appears to be more from the malts vs. hops.. A real dark roasted flavor.

Creamy and silky mouth feel. Very nice.

Really enjoyable and drinkable... I like this one....

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 19:58:39 | More by Reagan1984
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very sexy beer. Pours pitch black with a nice two finger dark tan head (perfect color for a porter) that is nice and creamy and leaves me very thick lacing behind. A ring is left after the head dies down, the retention being the only lost points on the appearance. Smells like a good candy to me. There is a very nice cocoa aspect that blends beautifully with a roast malt backbone in the aroma. Earthy hops weave their way into the scent to add a nice balance to the roast. The great strength of the aroma allows me to sniff this one for a very extended period of time. There is also a touch of vanilla which finishes off this great aroma. The taste is similar to the nose. Huge roasted malts are the dominant flavor for me along with some cocoa and smokiness. There are definitely a good amount of roasted malts in this recipe, chocolate malt specifically. I get a smoky flavor but this is probably from something like black patent type malt. The vanilla is lost in the taste for me and the hops take a bigger step forward. The flavor does not come together as well as the aroma but is still a good example of the Porter. Mouthfeel consists of a nice medium body with lower carbonation than many beers. I prefer this low carbonation with such a rich flavor. Earthy hops and roast malts stay on the tongue long after the beer is swallowed. No alcohol or warming in this ale at all. I might want this to be a tiny bit thicker to get the perfect rating. Drinkability is very nice, I could session the crap out of this and the price is not bad. I will buy this one to session if it continues to come to my area.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 08:36:08 | More by cbutova
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid aroma of roast with coffee covered by enjoyable layer of Am. hops. Not much more complex than that, but it's firm and enjoyable.
Black body capped by a lacing tan head.
Nice full flavor of roast, intermixed with hop flavor ending with a balanced bitterness on a long semi-dry finish.
Moderate feel, with slightly enhanced carbonation.
A very solid drink. Full flavors, nice hop taste, easy drinkability, tasty finish. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 00:46:36 | More by garymuchow
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Bilbo Baggins in Old Town Alexandria.

A: Dark as night, with a 1/2 finger or so beige head that kept a decent amount of retention throughout the session.

S: Dark malt upfront, with a bit of CO2 freshness mixed in... this combo created a coffee-like, carmel, roasty air freshener.

T: Founders has a distinct taste to their darker stuff that just REALLY works! I used the word caramel to describe the scent... and I'm using it again to describe the aftertaste. I mean, the malt bill (maybe it's the water they use?) really has toffee-like quality and then some.

M: Creamy, thick, roasty... everything a great porter should be. The carbonation was low, and the sweetness was elegant, luscious, and candy-like.

O: Definitely one of my top 10 favorite porters distributed to my local area.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 23:17:53 | More by Chaney
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One year old cellared bottle poured at cellar temp into a snifter.
Pours a hearty dark brown with no light passing through the glass. Thin creamy tan head of .5 cm foams up and fades gradually to a clingy edge layer and some islands.
Aroma is rich and malty with heavy roasted notes and some dark chocolate mixing on the nose.
First sip reveals a silky textured beer with mild spacious carbonation. Soft body but kind of thick give the beer some umph.
Flavor is as expected with rich roasted malt, some dark chocolate bar, a hint of molasses and no real hop presence. Alcohol is also hidden.
The beer is amazingly easy to drink and very enjoyable. I would like to be able to stock my everyday fridge with this beer, unfortunately it isnt available in CT. :(

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 02:02:35 | More by sulldaddy
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harrymel

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From chicken scratch during tasting at bier baron (brick cellar) in DC.

A: standard dark chestnut brown. Excellent clarity. Cream foam covers surface and sides.

S: cocoa, hazelnut, classic porter malts. Really well done here.

T: flavors remind me of my beloved black butte porter from deschutes. This is maybe a hair more dry.

M: creamy, full bodied, with low carb. Slick finish.

O: if I moved from deschutes territory, this an Edmund fitz would be my go tos for porter.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2011 07:38:53 | More by harrymel
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Poured a nice almost opaque black with a thin diminishing head. Aroma was dark malts and slight cocoa. The taste was a blend of burnt dark malts and rich bitter chocolate. The beer was light bodied with smooth carbonation. This is a very enjoyable porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 16:36:15 | More by atsprings
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of TMoney2591, via the Support Your Team BIF. Thanks dude. Bottle dated May 7/2010. Into a tulip, poured a little too aggressively initially, and it foamed up quite quick. Might've lost a quarter of the bottle, but oh well. On with the review.

Pours almost pitch black with a couple of fingers of mocha brown head. Incredible lacing and retention. Really doesn't get better than this. Aroma is a rich mix of milk and dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. Gotta get my mouth on this. Some roasted and smoky malt notes hit first and then the chocolate and coffee (less so) come out to play. Hop notes are some what present in the finish, adding a different bitterness than what I would've garnered from coffee although I'm sure it contributes a bit as well. Hint of the alcohol in the end. Mouthfeel is full, creamy and smooth; medium carbonation. Goes down astonishingly smooth. Very sessionable even at the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 03:26:07 | More by liamt07
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AgentMunky

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Bottled 6 March 2011.

A: Tight creamy head rises to more than a finger and sticks there with great retention. Pitch black, even in the light. A truly impressive-looking porter.

S: Creamy milk chocolate and a bitter nuttiness.

T: Roasted dry, with lovely hops and bitter coffee notes. All you could want from a porter. Great example of the style.

M: Incredibly creamy. Perfectly textured. Barely dry on the endtaste.

O: Chocolatey, smooth, and delicious. An excellent porter and absolutely recommended. It's hard to do better than this. Will have again. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 03:46:41 | More by AgentMunky
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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