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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,444 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,444
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 257
Gots: 563 | FT: 23
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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Photo of Shakesbeere
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty dark pour with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malt. Flavor is of roasted malts and chocolate cafe coffee. The very balanced flavor leads to a potent palate -- initially creamy, which morphs into a lively, more interactive experience. It is very dark -- there is a minute hint of dark fruit against the dark chocolate coffee --, and its merit in being so is its exact balance. Smoky with some subtle hops. Very rich, very "sexy".

Shakesbeere, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of DerekStek
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color: The beer pours a very dark brown color. A thick two finger mocha colored head settles nicely on top.

Smell: Coffee, vanilla, malts, and chocolate combine to make an excellent smell.

Taste: There is a real malty, mocha, vanilla taste that sits pretty heavily on the tongue.

This is a beer that is best suited by itself or one other. Very drinkable but very filling.

DerekStek, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of joebry81
5/5  rDev +17.6%

joebry81, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of BDub
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BDub, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of mike77
1/5  rDev -76.5%

mike77, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of polktheimpressionist
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Roasted caramel scent with little head (no lace). Beautiful deep molasses color that clearly bolsters the "porter" signature. Carbonation that doesn't over-whelm the flavor of the beer (which I've found to be a problem with some porter beers). Over all an amazing beer. Highly recommended to the porter fanatics of the world.

polktheimpressionist, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of ShortTermMemory
4.25/5  rDev 0%

ShortTermMemory, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of mcmullem
4/5  rDev -5.9%

mcmullem, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of brewer007
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Classic Porter appearance with great viscosity balance

Smell: Rich malty tones

Taste: Rich balance of chocolate, carmel, and coffee, with a slight bitterness but not overwhelming for a porter. Smooth.

Mouthfeel: Smooth rich porter

Overall: A great balance of flavors with a nice balance on the viscosity as well for a great porter. Makes for a great fall or winter brew.

brewer007, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of P1ay3rO
4.25/5  rDev 0%

P1ay3rO, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Rowlaw
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Rowlaw, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Colin77
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Colin77, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of dchristino
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dchristino, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of LebronJeremy
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Looked like used motor oil--almost flat, dark, and viscous. Head dissipates quickly.

S: You knew it was a porter right off the bat. The roast and malt mixed nicely with an slight hoppiness. Not as much coffee smell as I've had with even some stouts.

T: Surprisingly not that malty for how rich it looked coming out of the bottle. Very balanced. Slight bitterness through the middle of the taste with a relatively clean finish. Occasionally, the bitterness lingered too long, and I developed a very light film in my mouth, which was the only major knock against this beer.

M: Definitely surprised me with the amount of carbonation. I would like to try this with a nitrogen tap because I porter itself is really thick, but the nitrogen always adds a creaminess that I really enjoy.

O: Very solid beer. Would certainly get more.

LebronJeremy, Mar 29, 2011
Photo of SGourley
1/5  rDev -76.5%

SGourley, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Simo5301
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Simo5301, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of LongJohn
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

LongJohn, May 11, 2012
Photo of Bones2009
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Bones2009, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of TheBrokenRec
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

TheBrokenRec, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of MrRutan
4.25/5  rDev 0%

MrRutan, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Butler0831
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Butler0831, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of kennyr5
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

kennyr5, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of adam9638
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

adam9638, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of cheshire9tail
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

cheshire9tail, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of buzzamus
4.25/5  rDev 0%

buzzamus, Apr 26, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,444 ratings.