Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
#789
Reviews:
1,682
Ratings:
7,542
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
457
Gots:
1,755
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,542 |  Reviews: 1,682
Photo of Montanabeerz
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of snowen21
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dum3z
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of camman007
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TMM1983
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of thisnthat
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great in all ways, docked slightly because the look and feel is too syrupy

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The standard bearer for porters. Pours dark with a nice creamy head. Looks and feels substantial but not thick. So many wonderfully complex aromas and flavors. A favorite for sure.

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Photo of KurtLBeer
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best porter ever tasted. Super toasty with chocolate malts and espresso. Great for the winter months.

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Photo of Amnesia_Jones
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single serve bottle into a stout glass...

Pours a nearly (but not quite) opaque brownish black (really dark brown?) Excellent lacing, though the head retention was fairly lacking. The aromas are classic porter--char, chocolate, and espresso-dark coffee. The flavors are right there as well. An interesting mix of astringency and sweetness, with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is worthy of special note. Excellent body, without getting heavy. Full-bodied, yet light and dry at the finish, thanks to the aforementioned hops and some excellent carbonation. This is an excellent porter that truly distinguishes itself from its brother/sister/cousin, the stout. Tasty.

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Smell of coffee, chocolate and malty tones.

Definitely a malty coffee flavor at the beginning. It has a sweet, bitter flavor that’s overcome by a stronger, almost nutty flavor. The lingering bitterness in the aftertaste is nice.

Feels great in the mouth with a pleasing carbonation.

It’s an absolutely delicious Porter. Definitely worth your time. Savor it!

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Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,542 ratings