Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

7,358 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Roasted caramel scent with little head (no lace). Beautiful deep molasses color that clearly bolsters the "porter" signature. Carbonation that doesn't over-whelm the flavor of the beer (which I've found to be a problem with some porter beers). Over all an amazing beer. Highly recommended to the porter fanatics of the world.

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12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/8/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, toast, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with light hop presence; and good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toast, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Moderate coffee/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, caramel, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with a light-moderate hop presence; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent porter! Great balance and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

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Poured out of a stubby brown 12 oz bottle into a 50 cL glass stein. Bottle doesn't seem to have a bottling or freshness date, but I know that this bottle is about 6 months old.

Appearance - Aggressive pour yields a half-finger of light foam, which dissipates quickly--about 60 seconds. The color is wheat bread and sits atop a rich almost-black chestnut brown colored body. Foam settles as a rim around the edge of the glass, with a faint etching of lace across the surface.

Smell - Hard to pick up at first, but gets stronger as it warms. Roasted notes and faint sweetness, with some hints of leather and fresh soil.

Taste - Semisweet chocolate and burnt caramel up front. Those flavors evolve into a stronger element of bittering hops and burnt toast on the aftertaste. Some licorice element as it warms.

Mouthfeel - Rich and smooth, but only medium-bodied. A light but present amount of carbonation tingle. Finish is viscous and lingering.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,358 ratings.
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