Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 7,389 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:
1,648
Ratings:
7,389
Liked:
6,972
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
9.41%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
441
Gots:
1,673
Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,389 |  Reviews: 1,648
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Black as night under an oatmeal blanket. Spotted sheets of lacing.

Smells of dark chocolate and roasted malts.

Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, oats, slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry.

Overall, dry and chocolatey with a solid weight about it which makes it very drinkable. The mouthfeel ties it all together.

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Photo of beergoot
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unique bottle info: BOTTLED ON 09/23/16 16:28:47

Inky black body topped with a rich, creamy, light brown head. Charred grain and dark chocolate aroma. Bitter and sweet chocolate flavors; cocoa; vanilla; sharp bitterness counteracts the sweetness. Heavy body; smooth and silky; sweet finish tempered with a husky grain dryness.

This is a superior porter, rich and flavorful. There is a well-rounded sweetness and body, perhaps due to lactose sugar? However the sweetness and body come about, the bottom line is this is one fine, pleasant drinking porters on the market.

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

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Kuma's on May 18, 2017.

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

Photo of DDrugg
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ABabbidge
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: About as black as a beer can be. Dark brown head.

S: Brunt malt and dark chocolate.

T: Starts with with dark chocolate and dark coffee notes. Burnt bread in the middle and finishes with a little bit of sweetness.

F: Fairly heavy body and moderate carbonation. Silky smooth texture.

O: Wow now that is a porter. Can't think of a porter I have ever had that is better than this.

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

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Photo of brutalist
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshautry
2.11/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Bruno74200
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one might be the best american style porter that I've the chance to try yet (I'm talking about real porters not some 12%ABV stuff, like the -by the way wonderful- Lil' B from Evil Twin).
Like every Founder's beer I've the chance to try : it's perfectly balanced. First good point. It's bold but controlled. It's a porter no doubt, it's not a fucking roasted bomb, it's on the chocolate and dark berries mostly. Plus, what might make it exquisite, a great hop presence. It's mostly piney and candied citrus (bergamote? Tangerine?).
Anyway it's a wonderful session beer. I could drink that every day

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Photo of caburdette51
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DraftDaddy
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kidzord
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Stefko
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slim_720
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevem68
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mojopin88
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 7,389 ratings
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