Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
7,317
Reviews:
1,622
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,629
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,317 |  Reviews: 1,622
Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdenham
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadwow13
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tikiri
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timontheroad
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured jet black with a thick one finger head. Receded to a bubbly film that left some nice lacing.
Smell: Coffee and chocolate notes were very prominent, with some roasty malt flavors in the background
Taste: Big coffee flavor, with a bit of a smoky flavor as well as dark roasted malt flavors.
Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied, pretty creamy, nice carbonation feel as well.
Overall: I'm not the biggest Porter fan, as many seem to be almost thin watered down versions of a stout, but this beer has none of those drawbacks - simply a great beer, wish Founders had regular distribution in CO.

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Photo of BrenttYork
4.94/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Samuel906
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours absolutely pitch black with a pillow dark khaki head with strong retention. Very little light or color shines through even in direct light. Smell is fairly mild actually, but lots of roasty malts, chocolate. Faint hazelnut. Taste is pretty much everything you'd ever want out of a porter; toasted malt, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, and brown sugar. Feel is pretty much perfect for a porter: rich, smooth and full with moderate carbonation, but not to full that it is difficult to drink. Overall, great porter, one of the best of the style.

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Photo of Nctide
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COLIN007
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of T-34-85
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.54/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grichard
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettFM
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: January 18, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: AFV watching with the fam... APPEARANCE: jet black body; thick, creamy brown head that laces attractively; impressive screen of head is left behind... AROMA: some fragrant hops suggest a somewhat sophisticated premium lager; however, doughy malts make clear the beer's style... PALATE: whoa--high IBUs make for quite a blunt force impact at the teeth; a medium-balanced beer with a bold finish suggests more than 6.5% ABV...TASTE: the label suggests dark and rich--sweet and sour is perhaps may be a better hashtag; some whiskey or scotch...OVERALL: an intense porter, one that cannot be taken lightly; a mouthful of hop and malts, for sure...

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Photo of Birchbeater
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMACH
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DarinMoody42
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exactly what I want when I ask for a porter. Extremely well done

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Photo of Getalegup
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smoke, molasses, burnt sugar. Low carb. Classic Porter mouthfeel.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Leag0002
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Leafy_Green
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Dark coffee color with light creamy head dissolving rapidly to light lace. Distinct aroma of coffee and burnt sugar. Taste profile is coffee with molasses, fairly sweet. Good carbonation with slight lingering burnt toast.

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Photo of greg4579
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,317 ratings.
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