Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

7,357 Ratings
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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,357 |  Reviews: 1,639
Photo of sfr26
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of BRClemons
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of SirWalkAbout
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of bcornwell74
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Mbennett
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of PvtSnowball
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at one of the local cigar lounges.

A: Very dark brown. Almost black. Good head and retention.

S: Coffee, malt and chocolate. Very nice.

T: Same as the smell with the addition of hops. Outstanding.

M: Rich yet refreshing. Nice carbonation and bite.

O: This is good stuff. I love the hop notes in this. Uncharacteristic for a porter but so good.

 358 characters

Photo of mborden
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of DrumKid003
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Don't have the best lighting at the moment, but this pours black in the middle, with a very dark brown around the edges. Half a finger of head that dissipated very quickly.

S: A hint of milk/dark chocolate which almost gets completely overtaken by a very heavy roasted malt and oats smell.

T: Taste follws the smell very closely. Dominated by roasted grain, chocolate and what I think is a dark french pressed coffee sandwhiched between the roast on the front and the sweet from the chocolate on the end.

M: Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel start to finish and the chocolate is what lasts to create that creamy feeling.

O: By far one of the best porters I've ever had and since it's a year-round beer for Founders, I will definitely by it again on a regular basis.

 768 characters

Photo of ThatsStout
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Colin77
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of adamdarcy
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hpthebull
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Skwalk47
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ezperkins2
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of 2ellas
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of chefbigjon
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of DSummers83074
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of DerekQXQX
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jayrutgers
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EvilAsh
4/5  rDev -5.7%

4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JSchock7
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ranger7
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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

12oz bottle into goblet glass

A: Slick and solid sporting a mean opacity obstructing all light. Medium pour generated a one-finger head with copper luster, although it didn’t seem to stick around too long. Retention is low and carbonation is difficult to discern. Body looks like it’s bringing some viscosity, which is enticing.

S: Sweet caramel and robust malt infused with rich dark chocolate accompanied by hints of coffee and mild roast. Sweetness pervades the nose trailed by milkier coco and notes of toffee.

T: Roasty caramelized malt and superb dark coffee flooded with fine chocolate and weak anise-licorice spice – tantalizing vanilla bean. The roasted character instills a subtle smokiness that imparts light birch and some earth. The caramelized aroma brings a sugary sweetness reminiscent of the milk stout style. Powerful hop character, but hardly noticeable over the mean malts and bittersweet cacao.

M: Well bodied, excellent for a porter. Low carbonation, mouth filling, like drinking velvety oil. After taste is sweet and lingering – not too dry, pleasant

O: This is a mean porter, that’s for sure. Honestly it drinks like a milk stout that has been amped up with more intense hop character and rich roasted malt. Sweet but balanced with dark chocolate and coffee bean. Always have to comment on the body of porters, and this one is basically where I wanted it. Founders clearly knows what they’re doing, this is delicious.

 1,464 characters

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,357 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.