Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 7,389 ratings
Founders PorterFounders Porter
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:
#740
Reviews:
1,648
Ratings:
7,389
Liked:
6,972
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
9.41%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
441
Gots:
1,673
Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,389 |  Reviews: 1,648
Photo of Stevotex
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cfitterer
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a clear very dark brown color without highlights when held to the light, producing 2+ fingers of frothy, variously bubbled, moderately lasting, mocha head that leaves only a a few wisps & strings of lace. Aroma is roasted malt, bittersweet & Hershey's chocolate & a little creamed coffee. Taste is dark & bittersweet chocolate, roast with burnt bread undertone, roasted nuts & hints of molasses/toffee, an earthy mustiness, woody vanilla & herbal hops. Smooth, sweet start transitions to a dry, peppery feel in the finish, leaving a spicy, very dry, burnt chocolate & astringently bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied, low carbonation, silky & creamy with a lively finish & tongue numbing aftertaste. A nice brew that in a blind taste-test I would call a stout. I realize there is a narrow set of differences separating the two styles but this is just too rich to be a porter.

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Photo of rwf08
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: Black
Head: full head that subsides quickly
Flavor: roasted coffee, chocolate, and cocoa nibs
Smell: roasted coffee, toffee, and roasted grains
Mouth-feel: creamy and velvety

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Photo of McAndrew
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trueant1
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paponetti44
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brett-drinks-beer
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth, very drinkable. Toasted, coffee, oaky...cocoa even? Not your typical cocoa, but the deep, dark, rich stuff. Tasty brew. Well done.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dandandan79
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is almost like drinking soda. I don't know what that means but this beer is good. Silky, smooth, dark, no real aftertaste, it just goes down easy. I taste smoky oak wooden coffee, all in one medium to heavy mouthful. A solid beer maybe a little boring, but only because its perfectly balanced. A dream of being at a low lit beer meeting my wife for the first time and taking a sip of this beer. I can hear the others chatting. I just had my last sip and I feel like having a founders breakfast stout or another beer with complexity. Listen, this porter is good. Get it.

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Photo of drews240
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of matt23j
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of voodoofish65usf
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris_Gannon
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hamrwolf
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maroongolfer07
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 7,389 ratings
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