Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
7,369
Reviews:
1,642
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
437
Gots:
1,659
For Trade:
22
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Photo of MIP229
2/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of rbjorkman
2/5  rDev -52.8%
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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Photo of Miami66
2/5  rDev -52.8%

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2/5  rDev -52.8%

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2/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of fields336
2/5  rDev -52.8%

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2/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of Bonko_the_sane
2/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
2.01/5  rDev -52.6%
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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Photo of joshautry
2.11/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of deebo
2.15/5  rDev -49.3%
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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Photo of Oprimist1
2.16/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of Jarudy
2.22/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

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2.28/5  rDev -46.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41%

Photo of cbei1261
2.5/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mwar
2.5/5  rDev -41%

Photo of Matt_Lutz
2.52/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of TheBeerSipper
2.6/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of NHJim
2.68/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz twistoff into my Harpoon Liviathan Baltic Porter glass.

Appearance: Dark black, can not see through it. There was NO head and no laceing.

Smell: Roaster malt, chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Was just OK, malts, strong coffee and a little chocolate came through. Almost a creamy finish.

Mouthfeel: I get a lot of coffee and not much else with no carbonation.

Drinkability: I do not have the desire to finish this one. It is just OK and I would not buy another.

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Photo of Will96
2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of incubuscience
2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of UTPharm2012
2.75/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Smokey flavor, not robust flavor like other porters I really like

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Photo of AndyEdgar
2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,369 ratings.
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