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:
#802
Reviews:
1,692
Ratings:
7,570
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
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460
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1,779
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Photo of gholmes
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryannaman
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suspect
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Snifter glass.

A: Deep dark brown as expected. Aggressive pour leads to a half-finger light brown colored head. Lacing is consistent and plentiful.

S: Good cocoa, chocolate malts, blackberry, molasses and a touch of coffee.

T: Follows the nose with the chocolate up front. The toasted malts take a back seat and avoid the bitterness that may come along.

M: Perfectly carbonated, creamy, smooth finish.

O: Perfect porter, really. Excellent beer.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A:
Pours a ridiculously dark ruby-tinged black with a perfect two fingers of rocky reddish brown head that airily settles to a quarter inch and then a fat film. Very good retention; some splotches of lacing.

S:
Sweet, dark, and earthy. Dark fruits, leather, roasty malt aromas, bubblegum, licorice. Lots going on. Very nice.

T:
Rich, full, nutty. Flat, unobtrusive burnt flavors right up front with a nutty taste underneath and a decadent finish. Burnt toast, coffee, roast nuts, vanilla, rum, dirt, wood. Delicious.

M:
Coating, velvety palate with a nice creamy character. Full-bodied with nice carbonation to off-set what is otherwise a very rich, coating beer. Lovely slow toasty finish.

O:
Fantastic porter.
Pours beautifully and has a very aromatic, toasty, woody, phenolic nose. Tastes like a porter should with nice roasted bitterness mellowed by nutty malt notes and a velvety, creamy texture that makes it a joy to sit and slowly drink. It took a while to pick out the hops because they are kind of in the background, they seem to really mellow the rest and brighten the overall flavor of it and make it a bit more drinkable.
Would have again (damn distro...); worth searching high and low for.

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Photo of davemarc87
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of barhoc11
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

My favorite porter, right along side Edmund Fitzgerald.

Dark smooth, just as the doctor ordered

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Photo of eric_berge
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking this at Brasserie Zentral from a bottle while eating foie gras – the lable on the bottle goes surprisingly well with the restaurant.
A: Brilliant chestnut body topped with a 1” finely bubbled light tan collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: A chocolate caramel nose hides an assertive bitter finish.
T: Sweet caramel chocolate culminates in a balancing bitter hop accent.
F: Silky smooth, medium full body, very fine soft carbonation.
O: Amazed at how well this goes with foie gras.

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Photo of juniorforce
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown, almost completely black. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three finger tan head with good retention and a good amount of sticky lacing.

Smell: A big aroma with a good mix of sweet dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, strong notes of coffee beans, and a bit of mocha and milk. Also has a light aroma of earthy, grassy hops. A very appealing, sweet, and toasty aroma.

Taste: Sweet dark roasted malts with hints of caramel are followed by a rush of mocha and dark chocolate and a fairly sharp coffee bitterness that lingers through the finish and aftertaste. Also some hints of earthy hops in the finish that add to the bitterness. Very full and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy like you would expect from a porter. Fairly bitter but very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a porter. Probably the best American version I've had yet. Lots of malty chocolate sweetness is very well balanced by a bitter chocolate and hop presence.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,570 ratings