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:
7,339
Reviews:
1,630
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
435
Gots:
1,641
For Trade:
22
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter

A: Black with a tan one finger head that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving bubbles in its wake. Curtainy lacing.

S: Chocolate, anise, coffee and vanilla. Divine.

T: Smooth and robust. Velvety. Semi-sweet chocolate. Like drinking a latte. Comes on like an Imperial Russian Stout. Like the label says, the taste is sexy.

M: Medium to heavy with creamy carbonation.

O: A really outstanding porter. Wish I had picked up more in Birmingham. Bet it goes well with chocolate chip cookies. Highly recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served in a snifter

Pours black with a half finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving nothing but a rim of tiny bubbles after a few moments. The main thing I get from the nose is rich sweet caramel malt, with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a faint herbal hop presence. A delicious-smelling porter. The taste also has big sweet caramel malt notes but the coffee comes out a lot more and combines with it. It's moderately to highly carbonated to make every flavor note pop, and it finishes dry with a lingering but subtle bitterness from the hops. An exquisite beer!

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured 1/4 finger head that dissipated almost immediately. Dark brown/black color with no lacing. Once settled, no foam remained whatsoever.

Smell: Sweet roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, slight licorice and coffee. Floral hops round it out.

Taste: Nice balance. Sweet malts, both dark and milk chocolate with coffee up front. Citrus hops pop out from underneath mid palette and carry over into the finish, which ends with a nicely contrasting sweet, piney and coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body with very little carbonation. Sort of flat. Dry, slightly oily finish. Nice lingering coffee and faint piney bitterness.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer. I loved how the hops played along with the sweet, smokey flavors of the malts. It was some of my favorite characteristics of a Porter with a nice touch of my favorite characteristics of an IPA.

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

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,339 ratings.
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