Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Founders PorterFounders Porter
BA SCORE
4.25/5
Outstanding
7,438 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#755
Reviews:
1,658
Ratings:
7,438
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
447
Gots:
1,698
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,438 |  Reviews: 1,658
Photo of bschinelli
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of leitmotif
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MightiestBeard
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma is really intense with milk chocolate and sweet, roasted malts. Taste follows, sweet, chocolatey with a bitter finish and coffee flavor. Body is really smooth with soft carbonation. This might be the best porter I ever had. Creamy, tasty but really easy to drink.

 309 characters

Photo of obrike
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of RobinLee
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Elprico
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmandaRae
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ssg
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SloppyJoeWasAMan
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mani
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of irv2424
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SmashPants
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a semi-stylish old-school label.

Appearance: pours an intense dark brown tending towards oily black, with a small amount of sediment evident on the final pour. An impressive tan head settles to a solid half-finger Minimal lacing.

Aroma: considering the reviews I have seen on this beer, I assume this has suffered a bit on the way to Australia. Smells only of light molasses and an unfortunate off malt. Not sure about that.

Taste: really picks up on the palate - plenty of unsweetened chocolate and roast malts, a touch of dark fruits. Very nice, particularly when the chill has left the glass.

Aftertaste: the malt profile drops away, leaving heavier dark fruits and some hop bitterness. Very nice.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate carbonation that brings the flavour through nicely - if you decide to let it warm enough.

Overall: a very nice American Porter - not overly flavoursome, but a fantastic mid-slow sipper once it has warmed sufficiently. Alternatively, at the right price (we get majorly ripped off in Australia) this could be a great sessional beer.

 1,122 characters

Photo of loganburgh
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of canders0927
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of beerforpresident
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JGlitz87
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DonDonLongJohn
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kroller86
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of WVUbrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,438 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.