Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

45 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#823
Reviews:
1,693
Ratings:
7,586
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
461
Gots:
1,786
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,586 |  Reviews: 1,693
Photo of JerryHelper
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martin194
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Black, light brown head. I love dark beers so I rated it high instinctively.

Smell: Caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, some sweetness like brown sugar, possibly dark fruits? Similar to dates.

Taste: Dark chocolate giving way to coffee, perfect balance of bitter and sweet.

Feel: Smooth carbonation, leaves a slightly warm, dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of redwingzfan
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark chocolate, love this beer!

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Photo of SteamPilot
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VashonGuy
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Asics
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wati47
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyal8tr
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregg03
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A great porter, all the way around. Lacing, mouthfeel are great. Has an imperial stout headiness.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knickfan3
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sellen
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Krajnyak
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super dark for a porter, like a black stout. Creamy, rich head that dissipates quickly. Full flavor start to finish. Nice caramel/malt/sweet mix. Better when it warms up a tad. Great cool weather brew.

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Photo of carcerdominus
3.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of beersampler6
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious beer that lives up to its reputation. Dark, silky black color with nice tan head and minimal lingering lacing. Smells of dark chocolate and roast coffee. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, nice sweet malt backbone and just a faint hint of some hops in the background. Smooth clean finish, creamy mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation. Very easy to drink and not at all heavy. Will buy a 6-pack next time!

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Photo of Justincredble
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jripley97
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours a dark brown nearly black with a 1/4" head that is tan. Smell is chocolate, yeast, and malt mostly. Taste is coffee, chocolate, and yeast. Almost no hops detected. Mouthful is smooth, evenly balanced, and finishes with a nice coffee aftertaste.

A very well balanced and good tasting Porter overall. Recommended.

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Photo of BenTN
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,586 ratings