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:
7,324
Reviews:
1,625
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
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431
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1,632
For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: "Silky Black" according to the Founders site, but through light it seems a very deep red. Pretty brew in any case. Slight tan head, little lacing.
smell: That burnt porter edge but balanced with caramel sweetness.
taste: As the nose portends. burnt but balanced well.
overall: This may go in regular rotation.

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

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on 02/21/2012, so this beer has been chillin in the bottle for about ten months now. Poured into a Boulevard tulip.

A - Pours black as the night with a thin wispy mocha colored foam which disappears within seconds.

S - Chocolate / coffee notes, but I am getting more whiskey booze smell coming out of this than anything else. Faint hint of smoke.

T - A nice robust smoked chocolate coffee taste. Almost reminds me of a very tame beef jerky flavor of some kind, which sounds bizarre, but it's definitely some kind of spice flavor. Very light body, and I'm glad to report that it goes down nice and smooth and doesn't sit heavy in the stomach. There is some kind of hop bitterness buried in there, but this beer is on the old side and it was probably faint to begin with.

M - Doesn't really linger around for too long. Nice palatable hydrated tastes don't dry you out, nor do they leave you drooling. Rather, they leave you wanting another sip of beer before it's all gone.

As the beer warms, it begins to emerge as a more smokey chocolately porter, with maybe even some dark cherry in there somewhere. Overall, I will definitely try this again, as it isn't overly harsh or heavy-hitting. This has been the ideal porter for me so far, so if you aren't big on porters or stouts to begin with, give this beer a shot.

Founders Porter ---4/5.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,324 ratings.
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