Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Robust 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:
#1,429
Reviews:
1,707
Ratings:
7,645
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UpAGumTree
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ah porter! The precursor to stout and the original dark beer. Like an old porter I've had a busy day and am eager to quench my thirst.

L: Amazing look when poured into pint glass. Dark with a thick tan head that refuses to recede. Heavy lacing as you sip away.
S: A little disappointing. A little bit alkaline; like baking soda? Very little of the tasting notes.
T: World class: Roasted grains, like coffee, toffee, and bittersweet chocolate.
F: Silk smooth with very slight, but pleasant, carbonation.

I could drink a bunch of these. This is nice especially when you compare it to their breakfast stout.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Draft. Decent tan head. Heavy lacing. Light aromas. Balanced chocolate malt, roasted malt. Moderate bitterness. Lightly sweet. Thick and so buttery smooth.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rmarquardt17
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Porter brewed by Founders Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.50% This Robust Porter pours out of a 12oz bottle into a pint beer glass a deep brown color with a nice light brown head. There is a nice amount of lacing lacing to this Porter, it sticks to the side of the glass well. This brew has the look of the coffee or cola, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with roasted grains, malts, and sweetness. You also pick up on a mild hop bitterness in the smell as well. Between the look an smell this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors, lots of roasted grains and malts, almost put you in the mind set of morning coffee. Mild sweetness of chocolate is a nice note to this brew. The body of Founders Porter is a solid medium, it is really hard to pick up on the 6.50% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This brew would go nice with dinner or a cool night. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Roasted, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Founders Porter a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Founders Brewing Company, did a super nice job with this Porter.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richardalways21
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brew with not much fizz. Nice flavor though

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Photo of dcotom
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a snifter. Deep mahogany color, with a tan highlight and a thick tan head that left lots of streaky lacing. Big aromas and flavors of roast malt, with notes of dark cocoa, charred coffee, and black cherry. Lots of hop bitterness and a pleasant bit of char on the palate. A little sweetness and a bit of alcohol warmth round out the profile. This seems to fit the style description to the letter. Recommended.

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

Photo of chiefz1
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of massa0409
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Krusader
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charrel
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Witwerw
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark Mahogany color with a tan head. Smell & taste had roasted malts and coffee mixed with caramel and toffee. Mouth feel was smooth and silky,ABV on the lower side a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of stoumi
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Porter pours a dark coffee color with a 1-finger, reddish-tan head that leaves nearly no lacing. The smell is rich caramel and dark chocolate with roasted coffee notes and a hint of brown sugar. Taste lives up to the aroma, silky, thick and smooth with coffee, caramel and chocolate. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with little carbonation.

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Photo of gongfu
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,645 ratings