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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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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
Ranking:
#765
Reviews:
1,662
Ratings:
7,463
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
450
Gots:
1,711
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 7,463 |  Reviews: 1,662
Photo of Manthon
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thisnthat
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great in all ways, docked slightly because the look and feel is too syrupy

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The standard bearer for porters. Pours dark with a nice creamy head. Looks and feels substantial but not thick. So many wonderfully complex aromas and flavors. A favorite for sure.

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Photo of KurtLBeer
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Best porter ever tasted. Super toasty with chocolate malts and espresso. Great for the winter months.

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Photo of Amnesia_Jones
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single serve bottle into a stout glass...

Pours a nearly (but not quite) opaque brownish black (really dark brown?) Excellent lacing, though the head retention was fairly lacking. The aromas are classic porter--char, chocolate, and espresso-dark coffee. The flavors are right there as well. An interesting mix of astringency and sweetness, with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is worthy of special note. Excellent body, without getting heavy. Full-bodied, yet light and dry at the finish, thanks to the aforementioned hops and some excellent carbonation. This is an excellent porter that truly distinguishes itself from its brother/sister/cousin, the stout. Tasty.

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Smell of coffee, chocolate and malty tones.

Definitely a malty coffee flavor at the beginning. It has a sweet, bitter flavor that’s overcome by a stronger, almost nutty flavor. The lingering bitterness in the aftertaste is nice.

Feels great in the mouth with a pleasing carbonation.

It’s an absolutely delicious Porter. Definitely worth your time. Savor it!

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Photo of Squire123
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark black brown color with tan cap.

Aroma of roasted malt with coffee and cocoa tones.

Flavor of roasted malt and coffee on entry. Mid palate some dark fruit elements enter but quickly get pushed back by the stronger flavors. I don't get hops in the scent but find some in the flavor though it might do just as well without them. Aftertaste is more of the same.

Texture is medium with balancing carbonation.

A straight forward Porter with enough stuff to please a Guinness fan. Unpretentious and rewarding enough for what it is.

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Photo of neliam24
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of claire_thomson
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hiram_McDaniels
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csmrx7
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Riff
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep black color with a thick, creamy tan head. Smell is dark chocolate and coffee mostly, hint of dark fruit. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, touch of vanilla, and trends towards dark fruit during the finish. A little hop bitterness rounds it out nicely. Creamy, nice medium-heavy body. Very nice porter.

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Photo of Coltron23
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rstar
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of generalraider
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,463 ratings
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