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:
7,359
Reviews:
1,639
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
437
Gots:
1,652
For Trade:
22
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Ratings: 7,359 |  Reviews: 1,639
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown/black, opaque, with a minimal head of light tan. Minor lacing as you drink.

S - Roasted malts, with slight mineral notes. Coffee and chocolate are manifest.

T - A strong hit of coffee and burnt toast, roasty goodness on a malt backbone. Sweet chocolate and bitter nibs are delicious counterpoints. Some bitter hops comes through, as well, and it fades slowly through the close.

M - Low carbonation, silky coating, but the dry finish clears things and makes sure the beer does not become cloying.

O - This is exactly the kind of drinking experience I look for in a porter. Without the heaviness of a stout, this remains smooth and drinkable, with the chocolate and coffee notes I enjoy most. The hops are a reasonable counterpoint, and do not become overly aggressive. I'll be picking up a 6 pack the next time I'm looking for a porter.

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Photo of Ewhite2121
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of dar482
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a very dark black with tinges of mahoghany coming in on the edges.

The aroma has robust porter qualities, roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, hot chocolate, tinges of vanilla, hints of dark fruit.

The flavor hits in the front of a light hopppy bitterness. Medium plus roasted malt throughout the beer with bitter dark coffee, some vanilla, cocoa powder, a creamy milk chocolate.

A medium plus mouthfeel on this beer.

A very balanced beer with lots of robust quality. Highly recommend as it is one of the best in the style.

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

Photo of pretext
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Rowlaw
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of KevinL
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of vhmf1978
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mikerems
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a tan head. Looks creamy!

S: Cocoa and coffee with some nuttiness.

T: Roasted chocolate, cocoa, toasted bread, caramel, and malt. Nice taste, but honestly I don't see what the hype is about. It is a very tasty beer, but there are an abundance of porters of just the same quality or better.

M: Medium to full. Velvety with a bubbly feel to it. Nice.

O: A good brew, but as said above: not anything super special. An awesome beer regardless!

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Gig2828
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of carlmoberg
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Minus_Mike
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of templar316
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shocked that I've never reviewed this with as many cases as I've poured over the year! Pours deep and dark, with nice khaki head. A nice roasty nose has me imagining cashews and toffee with hints of figgy goodness. The flavor is subtler smooth cola body faded into a bitter cocoa finish. You could drink this all night.

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Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mikejonze
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BearMark
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TheJakeyl88
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of tmzl
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours with large, mocha head, fine small bubbles with some bigger ones in the middle. Good, steady, slow, creamy retention with sticky lacing. Nice, fat layer stays on top. Surprisingly some carbonation visible. Dark, dark with brown hue. Very nice, especially the retention.

Smell: Dark, milk chocolate mix, roast and light coffee. Hint of caramel and some noble freshness. Fat, rich on the nose receptors. There is one note i can't really put my finger on, like a bit too oily (olive) burned bread crust you put on salad, in soups and shit like that.

Taste: Smell roughly translates. Roasted, very solid middle malt medium sweetness. Dark and milk chocolate and very light caramel. Good roast bitterness goes into coffee with a hint of hops and sweetness - a nice touch at the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, full body. Very nice. Carbonation noticeable but just the right amount. One of the biggest traits of this beer.

Overall: Sexy. Yea, why not. Mouthfeel is exceptional, the dark malt character is well developed and rich enough and that hint of fresh sweetness makes it a superb brew.

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Photo of JIMTRK16
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of meckhardt
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RusImpStoLuv
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,359 ratings.
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