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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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95
world-class

5,189 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,189
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 235
Gots: 483 | 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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Grebdioz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-28-2011 08:34:05 | More by Grebdioz
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black w/ a nice one finger chocolate head. Excellent lacing and carbonation. What an amazing looking porter. Smell is really nice. Coffee, chocolate, and some hops hit the nose, w/ coffee being in the forefront. Taste is excellent. Super silky smooth with a nice hop bite to it. Same profile as the nose. Nice feel w/ smooth vs. hops vibe to it. Overall, this is a really nice brew- especially for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 21:00:21 | More by jayhawk73
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-06-2014 14:09:38 | More by Gushue3
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-09-2013 06:11:11 | More by jaminjohnson
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-28-2014 00:51:28 | More by tclipse
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 04:31:53 | More by mwilbur
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2011 03:06:27 | More by mmcnaughton
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-05-2012 18:48:22 | More by Goldfishman
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with almost no highlights, and a thin cola colored head that retains OK. The aroma kicks it up a notch, with notes of coffee, chocolate, oak, burnt bread, dark fruits (fig, plum, etc.) and some mustiness. The flavor is similar to the aroma with big coffee and chocolate notes upfront, along with dark fruit (raisin, plum, date), burnt bread, a bit of char, molasses and a little woodiness. Mouthfeel is full and rich, and drinkability is pretty good. Very strong offering from Founders, one of the better American porters out there

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 02:50:32 | More by silver0rlead
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-01-2012 04:35:30 | More by Beezee
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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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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 23:05:19 | More by AOShabaz
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akttr

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-21-2012 23:28:03 | More by akttr
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-06-2013 16:27:10 | More by Lunch
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dsshuck

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful black beer with just a hint of light making it through. One finger dark brown head from a turbulent pour; surprisingly good retention, fading to a thin remnant, and minimal lacing.

Aroma is dry cocoa behind black-but-not-burnt coffee.

Strong black coffee flavor, but it's mostly on the backend, mingling with some extremely dark cacao. Filling out the overall experience is a creamy milkiness, not unlike an oatmeal stout. Lovely bite to this porter. As it warms, it gains a smoky aspect, and some green hops start to come through.

Medium-full mouthfeel; not quite chewy. Lively with a bit of sting, but very smooth.

A very straight, to-the-point porter without any bells and whistles. You know what? It doesn't need them. It stands on its own quite well.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 02:36:55 | More by Roguer
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-17-2011 07:09:38 | More by adamant1912
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-05-2013 02:02:51 | More by tsauce2
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-04-2013 19:35:45 | More by Segelstrom
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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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EB1

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-28-2013 19:49:51 | More by EB1
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,189 ratings.