Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#800
Reviews:
1,692
Ratings:
7,570
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
460
Gots:
1,779
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,570 |  Reviews: 1,692
Photo of schoon
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimpyle48
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UTPharm2012
2.75/5  rDev -35.3%
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 lemmy187
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had out of the 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Black as night beer with a tan head, bit of spotty lacing.

Big sweet porter notes in the aroma, significant roast and dark fruits lead the assault. Flavor is even more potent than the aroma, big chewy sweetness up front. Dark fruits and cacao in the middle followed by a finish of char and bitterness. This is a big beer in a small package.

Very full and rich body but not settling too heavy in the stomach. Overall a masterful brew and now one of my favorite porters.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.86/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just excellent in every way especially the nose after the glass was empty. Just could not believe the wonderful balance of hops and roast grains. Excellent!!!

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Photo of CraigP83
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Subtle chocolate and Carmel with hop scent. Rich taste not quit coffee or Carmel, possibly toffee. Not sticky or cloying, refreshing for the style. Magnificent beer

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Photo of ragnar3
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sir_Goatman
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ricoslim
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glinnebur
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knilas
3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jet black pour from a 12 oz bottle. Not much head. Aromas are muted. Bitter molasses on the tongue. Full body, yet medium mouth feel. Overall, a mid range Porter.

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Photo of Pouland77
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cannot understand America's obsession with fruity, hoppy IPAs when there are dark gems like this porter. What a great beer.

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Photo of JNorris987
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CAC329
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first time trying a porter and I really enjoyed it.
Full body, smooth, and as it sat in my glass I thought the flavors enhanced.

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Photo of KingEdward
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bertler02
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not the boldest flavored porter one can find, but oh so elegant and refined. Made for savoring, not gulping, overall a well crafted beer.

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Photo of shanegatter
3.49/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall pretty good, nothing that really stood out but the common sweet taste that I like from these porters/ stouts

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a bottle into a tulip. Pours jet black with a thin creamy tan head. Smells swee toasty nut, with malt and chocolate. Taste same with an excellent hop hit gives a full body and flavor. Enough hop to the resonate into nose. Mouthfeel nearly perfect with a hoppy porter. Beer happiness. One of my favorit porters!

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

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

3 month old bottle into a tulip.

L -- Poured jet black, middle-of-the-glass pour created 2-finger thick, dark tan head. Reduced down to a ring, minor amount of lacing left behind.

S -- Roasted, slightly charred bready malts; slight chocolate notes.

T -- Roasted malts provides a lot of depth, spanning from slightly burnt to charred back to light roast. Bitterness adds balance to the light sweetness provided by malts.

F -- Full bodied with enough carbonation to keep it flowing. Rich, creamy, smooth.

O -- Go-to porter for me for now. Hard to beat in terms of value.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JDW4195
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,570 ratings