Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
BA SCORE
4.25/5
7,411 Ratings
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:
#743
Reviews:
1,652
Ratings:
7,411
pDev:
9.41%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
443
Gots:
1,687
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,411 |  Reviews: 1,652
Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3/24/17. So about seven months old. Dark brown black. No light gets through it. Two fingers of tan five minute head with good lace. Smell is dark roasted malt.
The taste is espresso dark chocolate and a slight burned quality. Nice bitter hop level as well.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is bitter sweet and lightly dry.
Overall good enough that I want to seek out a fresher example and edit my review if needed.

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

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

Photo of SpudsMackenzie1
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany to black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is malt, coffee and chocolate (can't go wrong there!!) The taste follows he nose. An excellent American Porter.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful dark look with a quickly receeding tan/chocolate head. The nose is of unsweetened dark chocolate and roasted malts. Wonderful scent. Every so lightly sweet dark chocolate with some bitterness to counter on the flavor. This is a thick and full flavored beer. Very good !

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Photo of metacog42
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DesertFox24
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of cyberglob101
3.02/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vader444
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into tulip glass.

For one of Founders' core range, this is surprisingly difficult to get your hands on in the UK. I've been trying for a year or so and finally managed to grab a case.

Pours pitch black with a small pale tan head. Definitely at the "stoutier" end of the porter spectrum. Loads of coffee on the nose; a check of the ingredients confirms that no actual coffee is involved in the brewing process. Really rich, dark and roasty flavours. Near perfect carbonation and a long finish with more coffee and chocolate. Quite sweet on the finish; I'd swear that there was lactose in this as it ends very much like Left Hand's Milk Stout. I've had a few of these over the past fortnight and this is one of those beers for which there is an optimal drinking temperature. An hour in my fridge, no more, no less. A well made beer, perhaps lacking a little in character though? Cheers!

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep black with a thick head, looks beautiful in my nonic pint

smell is toasted malt and yet sweet hops. light aroma, almost like a pale lager aroma

taste is clean and smooth. toasted and roasted malt, nice bitterness to be honest. a lively porter, a hoppier and more carbonated GLBC Porter which i love but this is more interesting

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

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Demi
3.29/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CMC73
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of northos
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of igl
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Amb3do
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HumanCarBomb
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle purchased from Superstar Beverage in Huntington, NY.

Bottled on: 07.11.17

A: Pours deep brown in color with a creamy tan head and lots of bubbles.
S: Roasted, toasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, coffee. I can also detect some dark fruits as it warms up.
T: Dark roasted malts which leads to a bitter finish.
M: Medium-bodied. Any upfront bitterness quickly converts itself into a velvety, smooth, rich feel.
O: Excellent! If you have yet to try this, what in the hell are you waiting for?

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into conical pint glass; bottled on 06/09/17.
A: Pours a dark brown, almost black with a foamy, one inch, dark tan head with fair retention but solid lacing.
S: Floral bouquet on pour. Aromas of dark chocolate, roast coffee, and raisins.
T: Very sweet, almost at an artificial sweetener level. Mostly black coffee and fig/raisin flavors. Sweetness overwhelms bitterness.
M: Creamy, though no more than medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.
O: Not really very balanced porter. Too sweet without enough balancing hoppy bitterness, giving it a saccharine like flavor. That said, it is drinkable, just wished I had gotten a bottle and not 6.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,411 ratings
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