Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
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:
1,673
Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,387 |  Reviews: 1,647
Photo of VoxRationis
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into conical pint glass; bottled on 06/09/17.
A: Pours a dark brown, almost black with a foamy, one inch, dark tan head with fair retention but solid lacing.
S: Floral bouquet on pour. Aromas of dark chocolate, roast coffee, and raisins.
T: Very sweet, almost at an artificial sweetener level. Mostly black coffee and fig/raisin flavors. Sweetness overwhelms bitterness.
M: Creamy, though no more than medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.
O: Not really very balanced porter. Too sweet without enough balancing hoppy bitterness, giving it a saccharine like flavor. That said, it is drinkable, just wished I had gotten a bottle and not 6.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kentuckybeerfan
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founder's Porter is exactly what the label says: Dark, RIch and Sexy. Hops accent the chocolate undertones and help give this Porter a rich mouth feel. It smells pleasant with some slight chocolate and coffee undertones drifting in when you take a nice sniff.
Incredibly enjoyable, affordable and accessible enough to make it into any good Porter fan's rotation.

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

Photo of Slarson7
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mbjb0720
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luckydog91
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tugdriver7
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass with Texas brisket and beans. Perfect pairing of smoky goodness. Deep black to brown in the glass, soft carbonation and a nice 1/2 inch of tan foam that laced nicely. Rich roasted flavor with decent bittering hops along with a moderate body and mouthfeel rendered the whole very well done.

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Photo of dripa8
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Deep dark brown color with a brown head and great lacing. The smell is a pleasant chocolate. The taste is rich with licorice, coffee, chelate and dark toast. Very nice beer!

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

Poured from its stubby bottle, this porter from Founders Brewing appears a thick, opaque dark brown-black, topped off with a thick layer of tan froth, which reeds quite quickly, to a thin brown ring, but leaving thick lacing on the glass when agitated later. The aroma is a mix of booziness - characteristic of dried fruits like cherries and raisins, and chocolates with roasted malts, which are mildly coffee-like in their aromas. Taste is a sweet mocha mix of coffee and chocolate, underlaid by roasted malts and nuts. This brew is creamy and smooth, its oiliness coating the mouth and lending weight to its already full-bodied feel. A favourite for a slow lazy sip!

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Photo of EastmanCraftBeerClub
3.37/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Average rating from 8 members of the Eastman Craft Beer Club.

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Photo of txx675rx
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kristopherfinley
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Strong sweet chocolaty aroma. What's expected from a porter is obtained when drinking this beast. Very complex taste with hints of brown sugar and molasses. Much love.

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Photo of dbauer
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomesco
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersplosion
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tundra335
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Trentt2
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of willcull78
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A deep dark silk of a porter when opened and poured. The aroma is that of chocolate and caramel. it develops a creamy smooth head of tan foam. The porter I had was bottled on 12/14/16 and still had a delicious chocolate taste to it; and the taste lingers. Overall feel was a little week but a good porter nonetheless. I find that I am liking Founder's products due to their consistent quality standards.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is pure black, even when held to light. Head is a finger thick, foamy, and dark tan. An intense-looking beer.

S: Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, burned wood, some coffee and cream. Thick-smelling. Enticing.

T: Burned sugar, roasted malt, black coffee. More bitterness than the aroma lets on. This is like a good coffee. Finishes slightly bitter and smooth with a touch of roasted malt and a bready backbone.

F: Pretty smooth but with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall: A great tasting beer that I could revisit over and over again. Not too overpowering. Tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of tmryan21
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased this one online,

Poured the bottle into a mug, it doesn't look too different from Founders Breakfast Stout, and smell a bit the same too. Hint of chocolate and coffee, and very tasty. It's more ''quaffable'' than FBS due to the lower abv and definitely worth it if you dig strong dark beers.

Would buy again and of course recommend it.

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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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