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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,590 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,590
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 268
Gots: 624 | FT: 24
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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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

moejoe10, Mar 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Bowersm, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Pinch, Jun 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

callieokc, Jul 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

t1ger, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BiffBiffster, Sep 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.5%

spwalshesq, Jan 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

GreenPea, Nov 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

porterguy41, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

caedmon2, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of alefish
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark Black, produced a finger of light brown, creamy head. Plenty of lacing left on the glass.

S: Lots of roasty malts, some coffee and chocolate notes pull through. A touch of vanilla.

T: Roasted coffee and cocoa nib bitterness and bittersweet chocolate, smokiness is apparent. Finishes with a hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied bordering heavy, coats the mouth. Very creamy, silky and smooth.

O: Outstanding porter. Very flavorful and rich. Highly reccommended.

Serving type: bottle

alefish, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

vtjg, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

mark1868, Oct 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jpizzle, Jun 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

JJern1982, Jan 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Keneally43, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

DawgHausTim, Aug 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

Jordan_miller, Sep 21, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

Geomendes, Sep 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

godawgs, Wednesday at 08:58 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

Lan_sanity, Oct 06, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Thick, creamy, nice foamy head
S - strong coffee and chocolate overtones. Very nice.
T - again the coffee and chocolate flavors come to the forefront. Nice finish, w/o an alcohol aftertaste
M - thick, lush and creamy, very smooth going down
O - the strong coffee overtones was just slightly more than I'd prefer, but, this is an outstanding Porter. I highly recommend this beer.

rufusb, Jan 28, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black as night, however it looked to almost have a slight purple tint in the head.

Smell: Chocolate / coffee / peat earthy - it's rich and deep

Taste: Complex yet simple. Lets see..chocolate / coffee with a creaminess that intermingles the two

Mouthfeel: Creamy and heavy with a clean finish

Drinkability: Fantabulous - great flavor not overally difficult to drink great beer for a brisk spring day

RThomas436, Apr 04, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

gabe1k, Jul 14, 2013
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,590 ratings.