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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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7,444 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:
#757
Reviews:
1,661
Ratings:
7,444
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
447
Gots:
1,700
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,444 |  Reviews: 1,661
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

Photo of StoneTSR
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Light from an iPhone flashlight cannot penetrate this beer, pitch black. The light brown head is stronger than expected from such a rich looking beer and the lacing as it slowly crashes looks promising for the rest of the glass.

S: A blend of Milk and Dark Chocolate dominates with coffee undertones and hints of dark fruit.

T: The roast from the coffee supersedes the chocolate on the palate, which seems to push the milk chocolate of the nose out. What's left, however, is a nice blend of bitter; coffee and dark chocolate. A little cherry and hints of vanilla also sneak in.

M: The bitter flavors keep this one on the dry side. In fact, despite the milk chocolate nose, there is not much sweetness at all on the palate. The body is light considering the richness of flavor and appearance, but still falls in the medium range.

O: As always, a wonderful beer from Founders. Of course Founders provides plenty of rare and hyped beers to chase, which are all great beers, but this readily available, accessible, beer is just so enjoyable. It's an excellent example of who they are.

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

Yum!!!

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Photo of mkh012
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1 month ago.

Pours velvety black with a lasting mocha head. Minimal brown when held up to the light. Dark enough you can see your reflection.

The nose is almond extract, milk chocolate, and cold brew coffee, and the taste mostly follows. Nutty malts, chocolate, roast, and noticeable hoppy pine. Very balanced. Some herbal notes and subtle cherry. Finishes fudgy, with light lasting bitterness. Like a baby Breakfast Stout. The mouthfeel is medium minus.

Overall, 8+/10. Solid.

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

12oz bottled on
Black with red edge highlights. 1/2" tan head with sticky lace.
Earthy roasted malt, molasses. Smoke. Dark fruit.
Black, tastes black.....molasses, brown sugar, roasty with a faint fruit hit.
Full bodied, smoooooth, carbonation fits the style - very balanced and drinkable.
Really nice, flavorful, crushable Porter.

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Photo of Missygurl3133
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A favorite

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

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

Photo of Jsalz21
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown-black color with a rich, frothy brown color head. Can't see through it at all, total blackout. The smell is surprising and pleasantly a slight citrus hop scent. The initial taste is smooth, slight citrus hops then a bitter coffee finish. Descent lacing on the glass as well. Coffee flavor gets more pronounced as u continue enjoying this brew. The feel is not heavy at all and is silky smooth but not to the point of a cream stout. Overall this is a slightly different flavored brew then I have experienced but I have to say it was excellent, keep up the good work

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmukid87
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJJump
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BungsBrew
4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of sparx1100
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beers pours a very dark chocolate color with about a finger and a half of head. There is a little bit of lacing left on the glass. This is a very good beer for the style.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,444 ratings
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