Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

7,369 Ratings
Founders PorterFounders Porter

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Body is dark dark brown. Some chestnut highlights glow around the edges when I hold it up to the light. Two fingers of light tan head forms. Great retention. Minimal lacing.

S - Lots of dark chocolate, some sharper acidic coffee notes. Some fruit-like esters as well.

T - Sweet and slightly sharp up front. Subtle fruits and milk chocolate in the middle. Finish has straightforward malty sweetness mixed with a touch of bitter burnt grain flavor. Prominent aftertaste of unsweetened cocoa. Overall, a truly solid flavor profile. Robust, but not too sweet or burnt-tasting.

M - Medium body. Carbonation is a bit over-the-top. Finish is just a touch sweet and syrupy.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
A shade lighter than black and nearly opaque in the glass with a light tan head that falls to a very thin layer of bubbles. The smell is of rich dark chocolate and high quality brown malts with a bit of coffee and a touch of blackstrap molasses. The dark roasted malts are evident in the taste which is reminiscent of coffee, bakers chocolate and a touch of licorice. It's bitter but not astringent, the bitterness seems to be from the malts with a bit of hop bite in there as well but it is definitely secondary to the malt. The body of the beer is medium along with the carbonation which makes it quite smooth and creamy. The finish of the beer is mostly clean with a touch of lingering dark malt character. Overall this is a top notch porter, probably one of the better examples out there actually, if you have the opportunity give it a try I doubt you'll be disappointed.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As dark as a porter gets... near pitch black with a sliver of coffee clarity. Mocha brown head that fades fast (dirty glass). Still some good lacing though.

Milk chocolate, smooth generic coffee notes, very inviting, campfire aromas, balanced and approachable. Smells like the type of beer that might convert the BMC crowd.

Well executed, textbook porter flavors. Smokey coffee/chocolate, roasty dark malts, lovingly balanced, some nut notes, super smooth.

Can't complain. I walk by this beer more often than I should. Tasty stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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