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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,646 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,646
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 268
Gots: 640 | FT: 26
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Stouts and porters look amazing to me. The richness of the brew is so evident in the appearance, even in the most pedestrian examples of the type. The Founder's version was beautifully opaque with the tiny-bubbled head forming at around a millimeter or two. Great lacing almost all the way to the bottom.

It smelled of nearly burnt chocolate and slightly of coffee and prunes or raisins. The aroma was only slightly surpassed by the taste: chocolate, light wood (oak?) and dried cherries. The finish was dry and only slightly hoppy; roasted malt is prevalent up front and at the end and lingers for just the right amount of time.

The mouthfeel was perfect. Silky and lush. I wanted to hold it my mouth like the Chinese Brother who could swallow the sea. Is this a stout or porter? Now that I've tried several of both, I find the ABV on porters to be generally lower. One thing is for sure, Founder's Porter has the balls--serious mouthfeel, opacity, richness--of many of the stouts I've tried.

Going to get it again and again...

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,646 ratings.