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:
#758
Reviews:
1,664
Ratings:
7,488
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
452
Gots:
1,727
Trade:
22
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Photo of valkyre65
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice thick black with a dark brown 3/4 inch head and some residue from the bottom. Nice fairly sweet smell. You can taste the alcohol. Has a nice thickness to it and typical porter taste. Great mouthfeel. This one competes with the best from Europe.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mmckay41
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of MHJeff06
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mltobin
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Pegasus
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance; Nearly obsidian body, utterly impenetrable to light, surmounted by a massive, persistent and somewhat coarse tan head. Thick, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls..

Aroma: Massive roasted coffee dominates the aroma, very much like freshly ground beans. Bitter cocoa as well, and some fugitive alcohol notes. The 45 IBUs are perceptible, but seem scarcely more than an afterthought.

Taste: Opens with a surge of cold coffee and bitter cocoa. Beneath this, there is a strong roasted malt presence, and an undercurrent of sweet chocolate. Late in the taste, some charcoal flavors appear. The hops but in a late appearance, offering a weak response to the massive malt presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, very soft and full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent, shows what greatness a porter can aspire to.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of GJ40
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville, NC and bottled on 12/10/13.

A - A rich, deep brown with no light and minimal head.

S - Roasted coffee, cocoa, brown sugar and bread.

T - Roasted coffee and pumpernickel bread with a moderate bitterness that lingers. Generally dry with the slightest hint of sweetness.

M - A bit on the thin side with moderate carbonation.

O - Lots of flavor but also so accessible to the palettes of most beer drinkers.

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Photo of Gemini6
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BeerEngineer
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

General: I found this at a little craft beer spot. I'm a big fan of their breakfast stout and figured that since they had the porter I should try it. I poured this out of a standard 12 oz bottle into a chalice style glass.

Appearance: Great light tan head, the color of the beer itself is black, no two ways about it. There is lovely lacing on the glass after each sip. Very nice.

Aroma: Alcoholic aroma with a touch of coffee. It's got a nice chocolate note also that is really nice. It is a pretty straight forward porter, nice and clean flavors.

Mouthfeel: On the thicker end of the style but still acceptable. I really like it. Carbonation is moderate and is very nice. There is a touch of alcohol burn to this which is ok.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee and heavy maltiness. There is a touch of alcohol too which is fine but it's not that big because it's only 6.5% ABV.

Overall: I like this, I'm not crazy about it like I am their breakfast stout but this is a pretty good porter. I'm a fan and will drink it again, if you see it and you like porters this is a good example of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,488 ratings
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