Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
7,339
Reviews:
1,630
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
435
Gots:
1,641
For Trade:
22
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a tan head that leaves minimal but nice lacing. Aroma is not very strong but is somewhat astringent and of burnt bread. Taste is balanced between roasty and sweet. Moderate hop presence.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Founders Porter . . . Probably the only Founders beer not over rated, and I do mean that ! Terrific porter in every way. Hits all the right keys and sings in tune. Well done.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everything about this beer screamed that it was a good, solid porter but probably nothing more. It had a lighter dark purple/red color to it. The aroma gave me little and the taste didn't knock me back either. It seemed well balanced with a chocolate flavor at the beginning, a creamy texture in the middle, and a little hoppiness in the finish. Good but nothing spectacular. The porter also went down easily but very rich when warmed up a bit. This beer is rich, dark, and sexy.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark brown in color with a one inch thick espresso like cap of foam. Head slowly fades to a thin cap on top. Thick rings of lace are left behind.

S - Rich dark chocolate and big roasted malts are the dominant aromas. A light hint of American hops comes through as the beer warms.

T - The taste presents more bitter sweet chocolate with a nice backing of citrusy American hops. A very clean bitternes matched with a strong chocolate taste. The underlying taste of roasted malt carries throughout.

M/D - Medium bodied, rich, and creamy. Very easy drinking. The bitterness lingers long after the beer is gone. Not near as acrid of taste as some big roasted malts provide in other beers.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders always seems to be on the podium.

Offers a creamy malt feel with spicy, peppery American hop finish.

A Just like a stout. Dark tan head, fades too fast but laces to the extreme.
S Feel like I am in Dublin between the peat, roasted coffee, tea-room, the salt Liffey wharves, and Guinness brewery. Complex, earthy, old wood, with grass, pine, pepper in the finish.

T Coffee dominant, followed by roast coffee, brewery, old wharf wood, cedar. then bit of cocoa and sweeter notes mixing with the peppery hay of the hops. Complex and better as she warms.

F The sweet body, dries to a powdery finish. Almost a bitter sweet, baker chocolate feel. A dry chalky finale. Again complex and a great beer to finish the evening, great in the winter half.

Must try.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This porter is so creamy that it borders on a milk stout. It pours an inky black color, and it is thick coming out of the bottle. There is a dark head to the beer that doesn't retain that well. It does lace around the glass. The nose is a coffee lovers delight. This is mocha, dark roasted coffee, chocolate and roasted and charred grains.

The taste is in line with the nose, although there is more complexity beyond the coffee notes. The beer is low carbonation, silky smooth, charred, roasted dark malts, some chocolate, and of course the dark roasted coffee flavors. There is a touch of leafy hop in there but to keep the beer honest, but the modus operandi of this beer is the silky smoothness and low ABV. This beer is a very delightful creamy porter that leaves an oily feel in the mouth and deep roasted chocolatey aftertaste.

Update 12-2010: There is a slight cocoa powder, chalkiness in the background. The beer is a touch more carbonated than originally reviewed, but still very creamy.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,339 ratings.
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