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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#755
Reviews:
1,658
Ratings:
7,440
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
447
Gots:
1,699
Trade:
22
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Westside Liquors -Morris, IL

Bottled:1/9/14

Founder's Porter shows off an inky black body, even sporting a bit of sheen. The milk chocolate head easily rises to over a finger in height, becomes exceptionally frothy, and eventually falls to a robust cap. Lacing decorates every surface of the glass that the foam touches. A great looking beer Founder's Porter is.

We have a nose here that's jammed full of roast and chocolate goodness. The roast is healthy and robust but never acrid. Dusty cocoa powder and some soft, clean hazelnut highlight the roast. A touch of lactic sweetness brings up the rear. The smell is rich but well balanced between roast and sweet with good depth.

The flavor profile shows much of the same characteristics as the nose. Smooth roast hits up front and pushes all the way through to the finish, growing as it goes. All the components I mention above are integrated seamlessly into the roastiness. We go from soft cocoa into chewy hazelnut into a light, lactic sweetness. There is even a hint of peppery berries here and there. The finish has a touch of bitterness from both the roast and a solid IBU.

With the all around robust nature of the flavor profile the rich body fits well. The moderately heavy body wraps around your tongue from the get go in a silky smooth fashion. The carbonation adds enough oomph to add an airy feel. The finish is roasty dry with a lingering, but soft, hop bitterness. Decadent!

Founder's take on the porter is probably my favorite on the planet with competition from only a few. It's rich, robust, and decadent but nothing overtakes as a whole it's in great balance. When I'm in the mood for a porter, which is often, I seem to grab this version most often.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black brew with a medium brown head with regular retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and herbal hops, Medium bodied, smooth, well balanced, low carbonation, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a bitter finish and a bittersweet aftertaste. Delicious

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,440 ratings
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