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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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5,424 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,424
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 255
Gots: 558 | 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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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

fionn13, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

appetiteforparis, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

PGVG, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Artjsantos, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Jeffrey2310, Jul 24, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%

Thanks to xanok for this extra. Poured into my custom etched "dead man's hand' pint glass. Dark in color but I think I would call this deep dark brown, not black. Just a bit of light get's through at the edges. Head is a big two fingers and dark root beer float color and appearance.

Smell is roasted coffee with a bit of bread coming through and some chocolate nibs.

Taste is really good. Brown sugar sweet with roasted coffee and the bitterness or tartness from the chocolate or a cranberry/cherry??

The mouth is exactly what a porter should be. I know this is Founders and the "over the top-o-meter" is maxed out, but I am putting that aside. This is spot on for the style. It is rich and silky front and smooth late with just a bit of dryness.

Overall I really enjoyed this extra. I live in Deschutes distribution area and Black Butte has been my go to Porter for years, but if this was distributed here also I think I would have a new "go to" porter. Thanks again to xanok for this extra.

azdback, May 13, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass...

A: Very dark brown, almost black, with a thin tan head that sits gracefully on top. Very fine carbonation.

S: Roated malt is dominant, with hints of coffee and chocolate. The nose also expresses an earthy quality I haven't experienced in many porters.

T: Nice roasty malt flavors, with hints of toast, chocolate, and earth. A pleasant hop bitterness finishes it off.

M: Full bodied and viscous, with a silky texture.

D: Very smooth. Another excellent example of this style.

WYVYRN527, Jul 29, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jriggins6, Dec 07, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Ri0, Sep 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

DavidHume, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Pens1967, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Segelstrom, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

dsshuck, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Wayne17, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

WVUbrew, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Thanks to younger35, may you get a job soon.

This beer pours dark, rich, and sexy baby. Dark brown with mocha head, like I bet Candi gives in 48 hours.

Smells roasty, espresso coffee grounds sparged over hot chocolate milk.

Very complex porter, more creamy than others, not harsh, nice roasted, cocoa, and burnt dark sugars. Darkness Charlie Murphy.

What did the five fingers say to the face? Slap! This beer is damn good.

Murchmac, Apr 12, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ThreeFishes, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ChipMurray, Jan 11, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

12oz bottle.

Pours a deep dark brown, nearly black. The head peaks around one and a half fingers tall, then fades slowly to a thin spotty cap. Lacing is thin, but sticks decently.

Smell; dark roasted malts, coffee and a faint hit of molasses. A surprising amount of hops come through in the aroma, but it's of the earthy/floral variety. They actually work really well with the roast malt and coffee.

Taste; rich chocolate malts, slight touch of char, coffee beans all hit you right at once, then the earthy hops come out and play. It's all topped of with a little sweet molasses that's just enough to keep this from being overly roasty and bitter.

Mouthfeel/drinkability; as with all Founders beers, it seems, this has a really nice smooth texture in the mouth, which just seems to increase the drinkability. Very nice.

RedHaze, Nov 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

akttr, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Phigg1102, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours black as a starless night...completely opaque with 1/2 thick dark tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Very nice.
S: Sweet roasted malt and dark chocolate. Straight-forward, but good.
T: Follows aroma well, but lacks the intensity that it was promising. Still above average for style.
M: Smooth with a hint of dry bitterness.
D: Quite drinkable. Not as complex as many brews, but good for style.

mwilbur, Jul 04, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

leedorham, Jan 21, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,424 ratings.