Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Robust 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:
#1,380
Reviews:
1,699
Ratings:
7,600
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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Photo of PMakowski
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - very, very dark brown colored with just a touch of red. Medium foam head doesn't want to dissipate and strong glass lacing. The bottle is a nice design i might add
Smell - notes of caramel, vanilla, roasted peanuts, hot cocoa, and some sweet dried fruit
Taste - wow. Just very impactful flavor. Rich roasted malt, bitter but sweet at the same time. Creamy quality that makes the texture velvety smooth. Other flavors of smoky dark chocolate, tobacco, and some coffee beans but not much. I really like this flavor, just a great balance of everything. Carbonation is medium-low, but body is fairly heavy. I drank it cold but next time i will let it warm up a bit and see if it gets even better.

Overall, just tremendous beer. Flavor is about as robust as it can be for this style. I love it, it's an A+

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Photo of npolachek
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weston64
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antwon616
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ncdevildog97
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

pours a nice dark color with an ample tannish caramel colored head. smells of roast and chocolate abound.
nice creamy consistency with tastes of sweet notes and a nice hoppy boost making its way into the aftertaste.
this is rather light bodied for a porter so you can knock back a few of these no problem.
great beer all around

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Photo of anthony-s
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timmy2b
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label is stamped for bottling date as '06.05.08 0741 2'.
Deep brown colored body. One finger light tan, creamy head sticks around as a thick, creamy cap. Lacing in webs left behind.
Aroma has lots of dark roasted malts, with smells of dark chocolate, caramel and coffee. Has some fruity hops, and what smells similar to vanilla.
Taste is dark roasted malts, with a tasty bitter, close to char, ending. Lots of dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel join in. Has some hints of dark fruits, such as prunes. Also has some floral hops that add to the bitterness.
Medium to full mouth feel. Adequate carbonation. Slightly dry and chalky at the end, but the main mouth feel experience is smoothness.
A well done porter with all aspects being above average. Just a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

L---Opaque, dark brown, almost black, color. Thick light brown head with ok retention. Left magnificent lacing.

S---Roasted malts dominate. Lighter smell than I would've guessed. Coffee is stronger than cocoa, but both are present.

T---Strong cocoa. Some bitter coffee as well. Well balanced with some hop presence as well.

F---Thick, but smooth. Well carbonated.

O---This is a damn fine porter. Shame my wife was sleeping, she would've loved to try this one. Will definitely get more if I see it again.

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Photo of tzat
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of martini276
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ATL6245
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Porter pours a dark, coffee color with a thick, creamy head.  lt has a thick, silky mouth feel.  From the opening sip, you can taste the sweetness of the caramel malts, with hints of coca, which is then followed closely a bitterness that provides excellent balance.  It leaves you with a bitter aftertaste, but not overwhelming.
Kudos to Founders on this one.  It is full flavored, robust and filling, as you would expect from a Porter. 

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

Photo of wordemupg
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martin194
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Black, light brown head. I love dark beers so I rated it high instinctively.

Smell: Caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, some sweetness like brown sugar, possibly dark fruits? Similar to dates.

Taste: Dark chocolate giving way to coffee, perfect balance of bitter and sweet.

Feel: Smooth carbonation, leaves a slightly warm, dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of redwingzfan
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark chocolate, love this beer!

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Photo of SteamPilot
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VashonGuy
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wati47
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyal8tr
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregg03
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A great porter, all the way around. Lacing, mouthfeel are great. Has an imperial stout headiness. Rich and smooth. One of the best porters ever.

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