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Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter

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6,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,036
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 300
Gots: 829 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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2.83/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep roasted quality with a little bite at the end - a big brash porter compared to the smooth easy stouts like guiness. Lots of character!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 6,036 ratings.