Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

7,336 Ratings
Founders PorterFounders Porter

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pretty much opaque jet black, with little light coming through, which surprised me somehow. Good foaming and dense head that leaves good lacing but settles a bit too quickly from how it initially presented itself.

Smell: Dark, roasted malts, mild coffee and bitter sourness, some dark berries, and some citrus sourness in as it warms it seems.

Taste: A little more sour than I'd hoped, but there's still a good balance of very mild chocolate, the subtle notes of black coffee acrid and full sourness, citrus sourness and mild bitterness at the end, and a little too hidden roasted malt flavor, which would be better if it were up front.

Mouthfeel: Not light by any stretch of the imagination, but though it still remains fairly creamy, I thought this would be a lot heavier, lending itself toward a more sessionable porter than maybe many heavier, more flavorful versions out there.

Drinkability: A solid porter, and one that I've heard people raving about. I could have a few of these, as it's not so full that it's only a one-beer-at-a-time brew, but there are others out there that I'd probably pick over this, even though it's good overall.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,336 ratings.
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