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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

6,036 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,036
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 300
Gots: 829 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

No bottle or label date that I can find. Poured into a Duvel tulip. One finger mocha head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving some minor lacing. The body is dark brown, nearly black, with some light red hue around the edges.

Good, rich aroma. Dark fruit, primarily raisin, with light amounts of chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, and a hint of tangy hops. Very nice.

The dominant flavors follow the aroma, but I was pleasantly surprised by the hop bitterness which is muted but definitely present.

The mouthfeel is smooth, but thin. Very drinkable. One of the better porters I've had.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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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%

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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%

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4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased a single bottle of this at Julios in Westboro today. Lately I have been a bit bored with Porters, as they have not been impressing me all that much. Alas, if any brewery could do it right, it is Founders. Black coloring, with a fingers worth of tan heading. Smell is very nice, with cool dark malts that give off impressions of milk chocolate and fresh cream. Taste has more of the same, with a hint of butterscotch underneath. Mouthfeel is bigger and bolder than most Porters; very slick body that goes down very easily. They were right on their label when they said this beer was dark and sexy. This is a lovely Porter that I will surely be getting a six pack of in the future. Expectations were exceeded.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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

Bottled: 05/29/12. 12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A - Pours a dark brown body, almost bordering on black. Not as dark or thick as a stout as some light gets through the edges. One finger light mocha head with excellent lacing and retention.

S - The thing I thought of was...Founders Imperial Stout. It has an eerily similar nose, albeit a bit toned down. Rich and roasty malts which almost border on smoked, cocoa powder, and coffee beans. Excellent aroma.

T - Roasty and slightly smoky malts, milk chocolate, and espresso beans. There is a bit of a piney hop presence given the 45 IBU'S, but the beer is a few months old so its mostly just present in a light bitterness.

M - Silky and smooth, well carbonated.

O - The imperial stout is a great beer, and this does come off as a lighter version of that beer. This is one of the of the best readily available shelf porters on the market!

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5/16/2014 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt
Head average (4 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing good – broken wide rings with small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with roasted malt bitterness, slowly changing to a light chocolaty sweetness; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation

A very good porter, a little up the spectrum toward stouts.

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,036 ratings.