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:
7,357
Reviews:
1,639
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
436
Gots:
1,650
For Trade:
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Photo of willcull78
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A deep dark silk of a porter when opened and poured. The aroma is that of chocolate and caramel. it develops a creamy smooth head of tan foam. The porter I had was bottled on 12/14/16 and still had a delicious chocolate taste to it; and the taste lingers. Overall feel was a little week but a good porter nonetheless. I find that I am liking Founder's products due to their consistent quality standards.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is pure black, even when held to light. Head is a finger thick, foamy, and dark tan. An intense-looking beer.

S: Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, burned wood, some coffee and cream. Thick-smelling. Enticing.

T: Burned sugar, roasted malt, black coffee. More bitterness than the aroma lets on. This is like a good coffee. Finishes slightly bitter and smooth with a touch of roasted malt and a bready backbone.

F: Pretty smooth but with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall: A great tasting beer that I could revisit over and over again. Not too overpowering. Tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of tmryan21
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased this one online,

Poured the bottle into a mug, it doesn't look too different from Founders Breakfast Stout, and smell a bit the same too. Hint of chocolate and coffee, and very tasty. It's more ''quaffable'' than FBS due to the lower abv and definitely worth it if you dig strong dark beers.

Would buy again and of course recommend it.

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Photo of toti1972
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MinerBob
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer beer pours as dark as motor oil with a very deep tan head. The smell is sweet chocolate and dark coffee. The flavor is strong coffee with hints of chocolate. This is one badass porter.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark appearance with tan head thatbdedipates quickly. Nice malt, nutty and coffee aroma. Taste is also a mild malt nutty slightly coffee without and aftertaste or bitterness

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Photo of buckyp
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Siavash
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

beautiful looking porter. deep, rich smell. taste is a little one dimensional with a finish that lingers a little longer than it should. overall a solid porter, but there are certainly better options.

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Photo of fryeguy52
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eddie729
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joboomafoo
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought from total wine in a 12 oz bottle.

Look: Jet black, full two finger head that dissipates quickly. Hard to find a better looking porter.

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Delicious, but no more or less so than most porters at this price point.

Taste: Mirrors the nose, roasted coffee and dark chocolate, distinct bitterness throughout, but not overwhelming. Delicious.

Feel: Suberb. Dense and rich, lightly carbonated on the tongue, leaving a lacey feeling of carbonation and roasted malts on the palate.

Overall: A quite bitter, but overall delicious porter. Founders has yet to disappoint me, and this is no different. Excellent offering for the style.

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Photo of Sulty
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ob512316
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into glass.
Look: Black, with medium tan head.
Smell: dark chocolate, oats, and coffee.
Taste: chocolate, oats, and coffee. Strong hops in the back end, with floral notes.
Feel: thick, like a porter should, can't taste the alcohol.
Overall: Solid Porter.

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Photo of mdstenor55
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDoHo
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerid
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschwamb
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pours a silky black color, three fingers of frothy mocha colored head, good retention, patchy lacing.
Aroma - Molasses, burnt toast, mineral-like, faint coffee.
Taste - Quite dry up front with plenty of roasted malt, a bit chalky, smooths out towards the middle with bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smoke. The finish is bitter and has a subtle coffee note.
Feel - Medium bodied, initially dry but smooth and creamy towards the finish, carbonation is ample.

Overall - Very good porter, on the drier and more bitter side but enjoyable.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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