Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
7,408 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

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, with a quickly fading creamy head, minimal lacing.
S: Dark chocolate, coffee and malted loveliness.
T: Coffee, chocolate with a late hitting bitterness, in a good way.
M: Limited bitterness, overall good mouthfeel
O: Enjoyed this beer. Paired it with a filet mignon, green beans and rice. The combination made for an enjoyable experience.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful black beer with just a hint of light making it through. One finger dark brown head from a turbulent pour; surprisingly good retention, fading to a thin remnant, and minimal lacing.

Aroma is dry cocoa behind black-but-not-burnt coffee.

Strong black coffee flavor, but it's mostly on the backend, mingling with some extremely dark cacao. Filling out the overall experience is a creamy milkiness, not unlike an oatmeal stout. Lovely bite to this porter. As it warms, it gains a smoky aspect, and some green hops start to come through.

Medium-full mouthfeel; not quite chewy. Lively with a bit of sting, but very smooth.

A very straight, to-the-point porter without any bells and whistles. You know what? It doesn't need them. It stands on its own quite well.

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4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, black color, with brownish-tan head, not as creamy as I'd like it, but a fine looking beer. Smell is nice toasted malt, some chocolate and a tad of booziness that I could do without, but I'm being pretty picky here. The taste is fantastic; lots of malt, lots of chocolate, a bit of hops... I'd say the most notable aspect is the perfect amount of chocolate. Mouthfeel is great, glad it's not more carbonated and has some body to it.
Overall, it's just what you want in a porter. Minor details could be improved on, but it's one of the best!

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,408 ratings
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