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:
7,336
Reviews:
1,630
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
435
Gots:
1,640
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,336 |  Reviews: 1,630
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EvoRich
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very dark. Tan head that dissipates to a thin ring around the edge.

Smell: Dark chocolate, coffee. A bit roasty and nutty. A hint of hops.

Taste: A very roasty flavor, almost like peanuts. A hint of coffee and dark chocolate, and again, just a small hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Nice and creamy.

Overall: A very well balanced beer. Not exactly what I expected. I expected it to be a bit sweeter, but I'm still impressed.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of pants678
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The darkest brown with a light brown head.

Coffee and roasted malt aroma.

Dark chocolate syrup is first to mind, little coffee note in there, too. The darker malts give off a charred taste. A very straight forward, hearty beer. I can't pick up the hops but there's a touch of sweetness on the finish.

Could well be a stout. A dirty kind of brew that's all the better for it.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Dna_Infinity
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to glass

Appearance - Pours a deep brown/black colour with a good mocha coloured head that fades quickly and leaves good lacing.

Smell - Chocolate, lots of coffee, toasted malt, caramel

Taste - Dark chocolate, coffee, toasted malt, slightly smokey, vanilla. Good tasting beer!

Overall - Very good porter that has lots of coffee and chocolate flavour to it

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with a 1 finger light brown head, which dissipates fairly quickly into lacing.

Smell: Dark chocolate, roasted barley, molasses. Touch of toasted malt and caramel. No real hop presence.

Taste: Same as the smell - dark chocolate, molasses, hint of coffee, roasted barley, and caramel malt. Finishes slightly sweet with a distinct vanilla flavor. No alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, pretty low carbonation level. Very smooth.

Overall: If there is a better classic, unadulterated American porter on the market, I have yet to find it, and I've tried quite a few (although Edmund Fitzgerald comes close).

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of bareju
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lots of chocolate notes, a hint of coffee, with a bitter finish. Not your typical porter - reminds me of a chocolate stout, with a pretty full mouthfeel, though not as creamy or thick or sweet as a chocolate stout. The lack of sweetness makes this fairly easy drinking, and probably would be an excellent go-to winter beer.

I actually prefer a more complex flavor profile than this delivered, although what it did it did very well.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of rudzud
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Review for this beer must have gotten eaten over the years. Oh well. Jan 2014 bottle, poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very nice dark dark brown pour with a thin quarter inch mocha head that fades to leave very light side lacing and a thin thin creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of deep, rich darker chocolate, light coffee, nice roasted malts, light burnt coffee, faint light metallic note though.

T - Taste is smooth, silky dark chocolate, rich roasted malts, bitter coffee, light hops, very nice chocolate notes.

M - Mouthfeel is silky creamy smooth. Quite nice.

O - Overall, this is a solid, no brainer go to porter when one needs a fix.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,336 ratings.
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