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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,439 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,439
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 257
Gots: 561 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Kate_M612, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of jpark052
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

jpark052, Jul 20, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%

Jrod4948, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of jslern
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into 12 oz glass mug with handle.

A. Black with small/lacy tan head.

S. Rich coffee and dark chocolate.

T. coffee taste hits first with a hint of malty/bitter chocolate. Very good taste.

M. Thin and smooth.

D. Great stout, I want another.

jslern, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of Rbehrens
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- The appearance of this is a wonderful dark brown color with a bit of red. It poured into my glass with a one finger head.

S- A pleasing coffee aroma was present with a bit of cocoa.

T - It starts with a very pleasing taste of what an american porter should be, malts with both coffee and chocolate. It disappoints with no lesser notes and a weak finish.

M - Good, but not very smooth.

D - This is drinkable beer.

A pleasant porter overall.

Rbehrens, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of kbrinson
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured to a duvel glass.

appearance is jet black with one finger head. very nice lacing. very smooth with subtle hoppiness with dark chocolate notes. the aftertaste of this beer is excellent.

I've had several Porters, however this one is definitely the best I've had. I've been looking for this one for some time. Edmund Fitzgerald was my benchmark until I tried this.

If you don't have access to this, trade for it. If you have access to it, relish it.

kbrinson, Apr 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Baddwarf, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Hempy
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Hempy, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

JoNo06, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ramay729, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

g0cubz, Aug 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

shakedownon9th, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

trc77, Dec 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.9%

abenf, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Skandranen
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Skandranen, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of StLeasy
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours thick, but an aggressive pour yields a lot of tan head. Deep black.

S- Roast, a little fruity notes. Roast comes out more as it warms.

T- Roast, some tangy hops, more roast. Delicious and what I expect in a porter.

M- Not to thick, not too light. My standard for the style.

O- My favorite porter. Very affordable, very available, very easy-drinking, very rich and flavorful. Cheers

StLeasy, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

SuperVillainOutcast, Oct 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

jaialai-untilidie, Apr 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Oldlogin, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Jamiesue, Apr 22, 2014
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2.16/5  rDev -49.2%

Oprimist1, Tuesday at 11:08 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

greg138, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

robvan18, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of mpbenr
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

This is truly the standard in Coffee Porters. Slight tan head resting atop a deep brown body. Pours smooth, notable coffee aroma. Rich Mocha flavor, slight carbonation - perhaps more than many such stouts and porters. Rich mouthfeel and lingering sweetness.

mpbenr, Aug 25, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +9.2%

DeSimone101, Aug 15, 2014
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,439 ratings.