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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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7,459 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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1.5/5  rDev -64.7%

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1.56/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

My sister and I have both vomited after drinking this beer on separate occasions despite not overindulging. I see others have rated it well so I wonder if there was a quality issue or if there may be an unusual ingredient in this porter that caused just both to have a reaction. Prior to the nausea, I thought the beer looked and tasted only OK but definitely not a fan of the aftereffects.

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

- very dark in color
- thick
- tastes like coco
- choclatey after taste

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2.01/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at room temperature.

A: Pours out of the bottle an inky brown, that becomes black in the glass - so much so that it absorbs all nearby light. Forms a thin brown head, which quickly fades to a ring. No lacing to speak of.

S: Roasted malt meets light coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, all wreathed together in a nice balance.

T: And it all falls apart. I did not expect to get such a piney hop bite from the nose, yet that is virtually all I can taste in this beer. It's difficult to notice any other aspect of the flavor profile - so much so that I cannot. This is effectively a black IPA for those who enjoy pine.

M: Watery, thin, and with a sharpness that may just be the excessive hopping.

O: Edmund Fitzgerald this is emphatically not. I shall not repeat.

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2.11/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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2.15/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Everything was ok except for the taste of this one. It's very heavy and dark but the taste was just too much-tasted burnt-more so than even the smokiest of rauchbiers. Surprised this beer scores so well. I thought it was just off-maybe I got a 6 pack that burnt on the bottom of the tank!

This is the only beer I've had from Founders and have heard lots of good things subsequent to this tasting so I guess it is surprising how much I didn't like it. Will give them another try but will pass on their porter-this one just didn't do it for me.

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2.16/5  rDev -49.2%

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2.22/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

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2.28/5  rDev -46.4%

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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