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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,140 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,140
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 230
Gots: 469 | 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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Ratings: 5,140 | Reviews: 1,313 | Display Reviews Only:
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.4%

03-24-2014 01:48:43 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 01:49:48 | More by ChipMurray
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-21-2013 14:32:58 | More by mwbrady12
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akttr

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-21-2012 23:28:03 | More by akttr
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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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memphischas

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-04-2014 23:58:30 | More by memphischas
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-05-2012 06:13:38 | More by Callmecoon
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chcfan

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-28-2011 13:32:35 | More by chcfan
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cavedave

New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A vigorous pour produces three fingers of thick beige/brown foam atop an opaque, darkest brown beauty.

Dark caramel, pumpernickel bread, roasty malt, bitter chocolate and coffee hints produce a wonderful, if light/medium strength, aroma.

Wonderful simple taste. It starts with the chocolate malt and sweet grabbing some clean deeper roast notes, and picking up a bit of fruity tart and coffee to end with the bitter of the roast and some light herbal hop bitter balancing. Nice finish of clean simplicity that straddles the fence between juicy and dry for a porter.

Medium carb, light bodied, perhaps a bit less viscous than better offerings in this style, and finish that also is less complex and fine than others.

A marvelous working man's porter, gives its all and is solid and satisfying without being complex nor astonishing.

Serving type: growler

06-17-2011 21:07:30 | More by cavedave
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-15-2012 23:53:40 | More by pearljam118
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MordorMongo


4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 19:58:56 | More by MordorMongo
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-31-2013 17:19:50 | More by stevec32
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ant880

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2013 16:48:22 | More by ant880
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2011 17:32:12 | More by jriggins6
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Founders Porter is nearly black in the glass with only the slightest dark brown hues around the edge when held to the light. The head is thick and heavy - slow to subside, mocha in color and leaves nice gobs of sticky lacing on the glass as the beer is consumed. The nose is all roasty malt; coffee, chocolate, caramel and black patent are all present - slightly burnt and acrid smelling. The flavor is much the same with the little bit of caramel(y) sweetness coming through slightly and quickly on the onset, quickly followed by the darker roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate and then finally finishes with the acrid, burnt bitterness that leaves the mouth dry. Mouthfeel is medium to full in body with a adequate yet thin head; finish is very dry as previously noted. Overall a good beer but not on my list of beers I'd buy from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:18:04 | More by gmfessen
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Radome

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-02-2014 04:16:10 | More by Radome
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-28-2013 00:26:36 | More by JCam9981
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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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dsshuck

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2014 23:04:00 | More by dsshuck
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2013 03:50:19 | More by nebula1999
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Pennsylvania

4.86/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours deep black with medium brown head that persists. Initial aroma is fragrant flowery but this quickly disappears after tasting to become intense chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. Full bodied mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced with a strong, yet not overwhelming, coffee flavor. The hops were not evident even though the IBU stated on label implies a high level of 45.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 18:04:52 | More by wattoclone
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BamfBacon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-19-2014 21:14:53 | More by BamfBacon
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-29-2012 05:02:49 | More by HumphreyLee
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep rich black, nearly opaque. Minimal mocha colored head slowly disperses leaving little lacing.

Aroma is very full and inviting. A strong espresso aroma welcomes you and is soon followed by a very apparent roasted and slightly smoky smell. Slight whiffs of chocolate and toffee are noticed but rather subtle.

Bold and assertive roasted notes are as evident in the flavor as they were in the aroma. Smooth dark roasted coffee flavors meld with a smoky slightly char flavored roasted malt. Chocolaty sweetness offsets the large roasted flavor creating a needed second dimension of flavor.

Mouthfeel is full but not thick. Though the fullness of the taste is more similar to that of a stout the body thins out a bit falling nicely into the realm of American Porters. Very smooth and slightly creamy.

Incredibly enjoyable and very easy to drink. While sitting at 6.5% the alcohol is not huge but is certainly while hidden amongst the abundance of character in this beer. Drinkability is outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 01:39:14 | More by kzoobrew
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,140 ratings.