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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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6,044 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,044
Reviews: 1,396
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 304
Gots: 832 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of sukwonee
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque black, half a finger head, decent amount of lacing

S: I don't think I get much smell out of this beer, but what I do get is roasted coffee. Maybe a bit of chocolate.

T: It's got that Founder's signature coffee flavor, followed by some chocolate, roasted malt. It tastes a lot better than it smells. A bit sweeter than most American porter.

M: It has such the right amount of carbonation, medium body. It's a bit sticky at the end and the taste lingers a little while.

O: Excellent porter from Founders. I enjoyed it a lot!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Roze
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ethanmc12
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of projectflam86
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brown almost black color with a creamy beige foam head. A tiny bit of lacing.

S- Smokey with a decent amount of roasted malt in the nose. A bit of hazelnut and toasted grains.

T- Smokey bitterness upfront with a nice roasted malt sweetness in the finish. Alcohol is more apparent that I thought it would be.

M- Medium body with ok carbonation. Smokey aftertaste.

D- Pretty decent porter with a nice flavor.

Photo of fuzzcherry
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of ccozzi
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Skunkdrool
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A vigorous pour revealed only a 1/8th finger head of dark tan head. This slowly melted away. Body is black and needs about 4mm or less to see light through. Trace of head sticks around for a while and lacing is perfect.

S - Just a great aroma for a porter. Spot on to what you would expect. Chocolate and licorice to go with some prunes and slight nutty aroma. I can't pinpoint the exact smell though.

T - Very dark malty/nutty flavors. Definitely some coffee and chocolate. Only slight vanilla. Very roasty, like a roasted espresso bean.

M - Maybe a bit overcarbonated for a porter, but still nice. Just gives it a more refreshing feel to it. Body is medium but lighter than the look.

O - A very good beer at a good price. Wish I lived somewhere this was distributed. Probably couldn't drink more than one though.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of greg4579
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,044 ratings.