Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Robust 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:
#1,428
Reviews:
1,707
Ratings:
7,645
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
464
Gots:
1,806
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,645 |  Reviews: 1,707
Photo of JimboBrews54
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mintzmeet
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Creamy cafe aroma. Aesthetically beautiful. Dark tan head. Good flavor. Roast malt and normal porterish flavors. Thick texture. Lacing everywhere. Carbonated.

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

Photo of RockDocAZ
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.14/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of draegerjosh
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stu_Ayers
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Reemer686
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard for the style

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

Photo of Jeff4900
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jft944
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichardLeahy
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VintageGuitars
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly good Porter when my preferred one is not available Smooth taste goes down easy slightly bitter

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

Photo of Greener
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a very full bodied rich looking beer with great taste!

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Photo of JohnDon
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into snifter glass. Look is black with an inch of foam. Smell is malty. Taste is of chocolate malts and it has a full malty flavor. Feel is think and smooth. Overall an Outstanding Beer.

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

Photo of Djoneil
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A brace of draught pints at the West Madison Craft Contemporary Bar in Baltimore.

One of the best looking brews I've ever encountered.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - very, very dark brown colored with just a touch of red. Medium foam head doesn't want to dissipate and strong glass lacing. The bottle is a nice design i might add
Smell - notes of caramel, vanilla, roasted peanuts, hot cocoa, and some sweet dried fruit
Taste - wow. Just very impactful flavor. Rich roasted malt, bitter but sweet at the same time. Creamy quality that makes the texture velvety smooth. Other flavors of smoky dark chocolate, tobacco, and some coffee beans but not much. I really like this flavor, just a great balance of everything. Carbonation is medium-low, but body is fairly heavy. I drank it cold but next time i will let it warm up a bit and see if it gets even better.

Overall, just tremendous beer. Flavor is about as robust as it can be for this style. I love it, it's an A+

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Photo of npolachek
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weston64
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antwon616
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ncdevildog97
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,645 ratings