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:
7,320
Reviews:
1,624
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,630
For Trade:
22
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Stouts and porters look amazing to me. The richness of the brew is so evident in the appearance, even in the most pedestrian examples of the type. The Founder's version was beautifully opaque with the tiny-bubbled head forming at around a millimeter or two. Great lacing almost all the way to the bottom.

It smelled of nearly burnt chocolate and slightly of coffee and prunes or raisins. The aroma was only slightly surpassed by the taste: chocolate, light wood (oak?) and dried cherries. The finish was dry and only slightly hoppy; roasted malt is prevalent up front and at the end and lingers for just the right amount of time.

The mouthfeel was perfect. Silky and lush. I wanted to hold it my mouth like the Chinese Brother who could swallow the sea. Is this a stout or porter? Now that I've tried several of both, I find the ABV on porters to be generally lower. One thing is for sure, Founder's Porter has the balls--serious mouthfeel, opacity, richness--of many of the stouts I've tried.

Going to get it again and again...

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A. Dark, almost opaque, thin mocha colored head

S. Delightful, sweet light roasted coffee, dark chocolate

T. Taste is slightly bitter coco, coffee, very nice balance between the two, into roasted earthy tones

M. It is smooth & creamy, medium mouth coat, fairly dry finish, nice grain aftertaste

O. Between this one & black butte porter, I can't choose, but both my favorite porter, must try!

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From notes.

A - Nice black pour with one finger of light brown head. Decent carbonation. Frilm retention and spotty lace.

S - Nice aroma right away. Chocolate and roast interplay well. Nice dark malt. Not too roasty but more smooth and, i hate to use this term, luscious.

T - Chocolate, mild roast that falls off in the finish. Again a really nice sweetness with chocolate and roast playing together properly. No artificial cola sweetness present. Quite good.

M - Very smooth, mild carbnoation, medium body. Not too bitter.

O/D - Very solid porter. Tasty and easy to drink with a good combo of properly nailed down flavours. Quite enjoyable.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,320 ratings.
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