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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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5,780 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,780
Reviews: 1,353
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 276
Gots: 687 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

NickyBox, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

zimmee66, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

badelsman, Apr 28, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Group tasting notes from 2-18-11
Poured out of a bottle.
Served in a goblet.

A- Pours out like dark coffee with dark head, sign of a good porter to me. Good amount of lacing as well.

S- You get a good whiff of burnt coffee.

M- Light mouthfeel for this dark of a beer.

T- Good malt on the front end of this, harsh coffee bite on the back end. My testers and I noticed this beer, like several other Founder's beers, has a "Founder's beer taste". The easiest way to explain it is go to Founder's brewpub (preferably on an emptier night) and get a whiff or three. The brewpub and by extension some Founder's beers all taste/smell like brewpub. You get a good taste/smell of Founder's Porter/Dirty Bastard/Breakfast stout.

D- Delicious porter, delicious Founder's beer. Infinitely drinkable.

Food - The Bacon Caramel Brownies and Dark Chocolate Truffles both cut down on the coffee bite on the end and make this beer better.

Overall- Drinkability section says it all.

Gunslinger711, Mar 09, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark walnut brown hew with a feeble tan, chocolatey color head. Appears almost true black once fully settled. Excellent retention that keeps true to the style.

S: Outstanding chocolatey, toffee, caramel, coffee, roasty aromas enthrall the nose. The essence is like walking between a Starbucks and a Hershey's factory.

T: A complexion of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee notes coat the palate exceptionally well. The hops are utilized admirably by bring out the coffee bitterness.

M: A pleasant amount of carbonation that does well at delivering the flavors throughout the mouth. A minor dry feel that leaves one wanting more. However, there's a unique sticky, chewy type of feel that seems to be more imagined than real due to the chocolate and coffee flavors.

O: An exemplary brew that serves well to represent the style. Founder's is a superb brewery and this is just another one of their impressive products. Even though I am a hop-head, this was a delicious beer.

turnerk3, Aug 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

zachraymer, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

MilkMan126, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

dianaelaine, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very heavy chocolate smell and taste which is true to this beer's style. Seemed overcarbonated for a porter though which detracted from this beer's great taste and smell. Would recommend to anyone who was looking for a good porter of the chocolate persuasion. Fine beer from a pretty good brewery.

BhamBeerLover, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

victor19nyc, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ibeerbarron, Mar 28, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4.25.14. Drank 10.17.14. Poured into a 16oz Shaker.

A: Hell yes, this beauty pours a rich opaque ebony with faint glimpses of ruby around the curvature of the glass, while forming a deep mocha head so pillowy I just want to take a nap in it. Two fingers, recedes slowly, and leaves smooth lacing all over the place.

S: I'd like to meet the man at Founders who when formulating this porter spoke up and said "what if we hop it?", because that man is a goddamn genius and should be recognized for his contribution to mankind. Molasses, caramel, bready malt, bitter bakers chocolate, smokey...all that usually good porter business, but wait! HOPS! Incredibly unique, incredibly delightful.

T: Dark roasted goodness. Heavy on the coffee...black, molasses, chocolate, and those goddamn hops.

M: Light creamy body, just the right amount of carbonation, no trace of alcohol, no lingering bitterness...despite the 45IBU, finishes with a little stickiness and a pleasant lingering roast.

O: In a category all its own.

untitledeuphoria, Oct 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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