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 neenerzig
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass. This beer is a very dark brown, almost black color. Tan head about an inch thick when poured, settles quickly to a nice surface coating and tan ring lining the inside of the glass. Good lacing. Has a roasted malty, coffee and chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. Very strong bitter, black coffee taste upfront, followed by roasted malt and sweeter chocolate and malt notes, capped off with a bit of vanilla. Despite the very bitter coffee flavor, I didn't detect much of a hop flavor. Has a crisp, frothy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink in the was well brewed beer ought to be. A winner here indeed!

Eric

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of RBCBrams17
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Photo of LambicKing
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

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

Photo of msumike89
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of dental
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Modernrickk
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of stephenlee
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of CreightonSM
5/5  rDev +17.6%

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

appearance: "Silky Black" according to the Founders site, but through light it seems a very deep red. Pretty brew in any case. Slight tan head, little lacing.
smell: That burnt porter edge but balanced with caramel sweetness.
taste: As the nose portends. burnt but balanced well.
overall: This may go in regular rotation.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a small chocolate head that fades quickly.

Some chocolate and roasted malts. Not much hop presence in the aroma.

Some chocolate and coffee in the flavor. A little bit of bitter roasted malt comes through in the finish along with some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is just a touch thin for a porter and carb level is good.

Solid beer, but far from the best of the normal Founders offerings.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ricecracker420
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bbadger
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Rihup
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black. That's all there is. Mild carbonation, and no light gets through, there's no lacing, and there's also just a very small head that quickly dissipates. Of course, if you do an aggressive pour, you'll get a really nice tan head. I recommend doing so.

Smell: Espresso. Roast. Maltiness. Mmm. It's rather light though.

Taste: It smells a bit better than it tastes... the initial taste is mostly just roastiness, but after it sits on your tongue for a bit, I get some dark coffee bitterness, with a hint of dark chocolate in there as well. There's the warming of alcohol at the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: It's definitely rich, but not nearly as creamy as I was expecting it to be. Sort of surprising, but not a huge deal.

Overall, it's an incredibly big, robust beer. The thing about it is, I feel sort of goofy drinking this in August. This to me screams winter, in front of a warm fire place, or maybe even as a substitute on a cool morning for warm coffee. This isn't my type of beer to casually drink -- I tend to prefer lighter beers for every day drinking -- but there's no denying its quality. It smells phenomenal, and its taste is one that I feel can surely grow on me as I get older. I don't feel it's as fantastic as the rating suggests, but it's undoubtedly a well made beer. I'm very interested to see just how my taste buds change when I get another sixer in a couple years.

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Photo of Gemini6
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Pours a dark as night body with a thin tan head
aroma is of chocolate and roasted malt.
taste is chocolate up front followed by some roasty notes.
mouthfeel is good and overall a damm good beer.

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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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