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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
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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:
#754
Reviews:
1,658
Ratings:
7,438
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
447
Gots:
1,698
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,438 |  Reviews: 1,658
Photo of bobwor
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sparx1100
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beers pours a very dark chocolate color with about a finger and a half of head. There is a little bit of lacing left on the glass. This is a very good beer for the style.

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

Photo of jroc
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alphajackson3
3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with thick tan head and good lacing. Smells very nice, chocolate, coffee, malt, smoke. The taste is awesome, I really like this beer, full chocolate balanced with a nice coffee hit and sweet smokey malt balancing out this beers finish. This is a solid medium beer and very easy to drink, perfect for a cool night outside by fire pit, amazing. Very very good.

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Photo of buzzedup
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Bottled on 3/24/17. So about seven months old. Dark brown black. No light gets through it. Two fingers of tan five minute head with good lace. Smell is dark roasted malt.
The taste is espresso dark chocolate and a slight burned quality. Nice bitter hop level as well.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is bitter sweet and lightly dry.
Overall good enough that I want to seek out a fresher example and edit my review if needed.

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Photo of YvesB
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SpudsMackenzie1
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany to black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is malt, coffee and chocolate (can't go wrong there!!) The taste follows he nose. An excellent American Porter.

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

Wonderful dark look with a quickly receeding tan/chocolate head. The nose is of unsweetened dark chocolate and roasted malts. Wonderful scent. Every so lightly sweet dark chocolate with some bitterness to counter on the flavor. This is a thick and full flavored beer. Very good !

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Photo of metacog42
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DesertFox24
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of cyberglob101
3.02/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,438 ratings
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