Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
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Founders PorterFounders Porter

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark, thinner, barely any froth

S - mild malt, chocolate, and coffee

T - sweet, malty, bittersweet chocolate, hint of coffee

M - low carbonation, silky smooth, medium bodied

O - very good, almost stout like, founders continues to do dark beers exceptionally well

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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wanted to try on of Founder's favorite brews, their well known Porter.

A - Deep dark brown color basically black. Sort of cloudy with some dark particles settling out after about 5 minutes (could be batch specific). Brown head with medium staying power and large bubbles. Medium to light lacing.

S - Strong porter aroma with caramel/chocolate/roasty/malty tones. The chocolate and malty seem to mix seamlessly with the roasted character.

T - This beer has a taste spot on with the smell. All of the dark beer flavors come together to form a well mixed beer that has everything you would want in a porter. The beer is definitely sweeter than a stout but still has the roasted bitterness that balances nicely. The complexity and full flavored nature make this a good 1 or 2 beer but probably not an all day kind of beer.
M - High mouth-feel almost similar to an imperial stout from the sweetness. Light to moderate carbonation. The substantial body with a moderate alcohol makes this a great finishing beer.

Overall, this is a solid regular porters with all of the flavors and feel you would expect. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to try another porter and like dark beers in general. Maybe not the best porter I've ever had but definitely a good beer and I'll try it again at a later date.

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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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