Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
7,319 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
Ratings:
7,319
Reviews:
1,624
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,630
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,319 |  Reviews: 1,624
Photo of mikerieder
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ahoover66
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Fastmedic
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma: Smooth Aroma very subdued. I smell malt, toffee, caramel and roasted and chocolate aromas. roasty, toast, nuts, caramel, Appearance: Dark and liquid, not thick. Some light does shine through but it is very dark. Head was about a fingers length but did not last long. No lacing here. Taste: Very malty and sweet and smooth, slight bitterness on the back end. Not much carbonation to speak of. I taste caramel and toffee notes. Aftertaste is lasting and makes you want another sip right away. Palate: Creamy and flat. Medium body.

 535 characters

Photo of OHBridgeGuy
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of punisher1
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of nickleeye
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MWolverines66
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of rc51sport
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of baklo
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of hopsolutely
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strange to have never checked this in before, and sadly only picked up a 6 pack in last week-end's Michigan visit, but this is an excellent American porter.

Pours a dark and silky near-black with a dense chocolate coloured head that leaves less lacing than I 'd expect given the creamy mouthfeel of this beer. Aroma of roasted dark chocolate malts and freshly ground coffee, with a dark chocolate backbone. The rich initial malt sweetness has elements of chocolate milk before it transitions to a coffee and hop bitterness, that lingers nicely into the extended finish of this beer.

Surprised to see a trademark symbol on the bottle's tag line, but can't disagree at all with their description : "dark, rich & sexy" sums it up nicely.

 737 characters

Photo of mwgroove23
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Lunch
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Yeti1979
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Erice78
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Aleks_P
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very thick and smooth, dark dark brown. Pretty healthy brown/tan head, thick and dissipates very slowly.

Smell: Chocolate and coffee dominate.

Taste: Smoky and chocolate, hint of sweetness. Definitely pick up some coffee bitterness as well, don't really notice any bitterness until the aftertaste. Very rich taste, lot of flavors that balance really well.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy.

Overall: I was very impressed with this beer, realize I didn't have much to write in the sections above but everything I noted was done very well. This is a really rich beer with a lot of porter-appropriate flavors that I noticed in phases during each drink. I would definitely go out of my way to order this if I saw someplace that had it on draft.

 756 characters

Photo of Lob
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of pknyc
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of azorie
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok I had 3 of these yesterday at the Founder's in Florida deal.
I spaced them out well at least the 1 and 2nd one were spaced out by 4 other beers.

A: sadly i had my god ole thermometer with me, and the tap temp was near 34F. So no head and all that jazz. I will review if the bottles/can are sold here next week or so. No head, dark as night.

S: rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee hit me. This took a long time because it was served so cold. Still it was very nice. Lots of malt notes, no hop detected.

T: nice rich slightly bourbon like coffee and chocolate taste. Rich notes of roasted malt. No hops in your face, which means of course it totally balanced beer as it should be. Oh you get that they are there, anyway. Slightly smokey as it really warms into the 50-55f range.

M: creamy, rich, nice aftertaste. full body

O: really good porter. I had to have more and did.

 882 characters

Photo of Cory-WC
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Marcelozicker
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of tsauce2
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of RIKIM
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of jmwildwest
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of hmich176
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,319 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

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

    Subscribe