Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
BA SCORE
94.4%
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4.25 w/ 7,387 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:
#740
Reviews:
1,647
Ratings:
7,387
Liked:
6,970
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
9.41%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
441
Gots:
1,672
Trade:
22
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of jctribe25 (thanks!) - bottled mid-February I think (date is worn off); poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Seal brown liquid, opaque with a fawn collar. Light lacing, decent retention, despite the lack of a sizable head.

Roast malt, coffee with creamer, and a touch of licorice in the nose.

The flavor profile is much the same as the aroma, though with a nice depth of rich scalded malt, espresso, and a touch of molasses, though the finish is dry overall. Some cocoa comes across in the aftertaste.

Creamy, well carbonated...

One of the better porters out there actually - robust, flavorful, quite drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle (bottled xx/31/11) received via trade - forget who sent it; sorry. Poured into a weizen glass because I'd already been using it.

Dark brown/black color with mahogany edges where the light shines through. Thin tan head.

Aroma is rich chocolate, dark roasty malt, and a hint of vanilla.

Taste is rich and roasty, sharply bitter, with some chocolate.

The balance is good in this porter and it's rich and flavorful. Far less watery than some other porters I've tried lately. This is one of the best porters I've had, although admittedly it's never been my favorite style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Solid black with 2 fingers of creamy mocha head that eventually settles to a skim of foam with webbed lacing.

S - Dark chocolate, roasted malt, espresso, and hints of pipe tobacco.

T - Slightly sweet but quickly changing to a lingering bitterness, milk chocolate mixed with dark chocolate, roasty malts and burnt coffee.

M - Silky smooth and creamy, feeling rich at times (almost making it a bit heavy to drink several in a row) with a lingering dry bitterness.

D - The strong flavors with the big mouthfeel might make it tought to drink a 6 pack but this is up there with the best American porters I have tried.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 7,387 ratings
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