Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S - In a pint glass poured from the bottle

A - Very heavy looking pour. Extremely dark brown in color. Thicker and darker than many of the stouts. About one finger thick, a nice tan colored head with decent retention. Awesome lacing.

S - Charred malt and barley aroma upfront. Slight amount of hops. Aroma is still very much like a porter. Very well balanced. Overall strength is mild to medium strong just like a good porter.

T - It has burnt up malts shining throughout. Slight coffee flavor. Good mix of hops though it's not bitter; it provides a good balance. Some cocoa taste. Dry finish with no sweetness whatsoever. Not boozy.

M - On the thicker and more full bodied side. Low to moderate carbonation which is very likable. No astringency only the lingering taste of burnt up malts.

O - This is how a porter should be.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours completely black with a one inch off white head that leaves moderate lacing.

Smell- Strong but not overpowering smell of dark chocolate and Columbian coffee. Some sweetness in the nose.

Taste-Very similar to the nose, dark chocolate and bitter coffee with a bit of dark fruits as it warms. Good amount of bitterness without leaving an excessive dry feeling. Very little hop presence.

Mouthfeel- Very creamy with good carbonation for the style. Not excessively dry.

Overall- Pretty good porter. Not a lot of complex flavors but a good example of the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rich appearance of pure blackness with a modest espresso bubbly head that recedes into wisps onto the outer rim.

Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, toffee and dark caramel. Just divine and you know you're getting into something good.

Straight up cocoa powder bitterness that ebbs into an island sugar caned cup of rich black Turkish coffee. Getting me some concrete malted milkshake aftertaste. Chocolate lingers with juz 'nuff hop. Splendid!

Leans to the thinner side-but hey, not a critique but just stating my interpretation, I love it! Cool crispness to this and just enough effervescence to tickle the mouth. Changing of temperature did not change any state of this quaff, but I preferred this one at cooler temps.. Very drinkable--smooth!

A tremendously tremendous classic porter. Does everything extremely well, hell I prefer this over their recent stouts. Twas my pleasure to add to the thousands of reviews on this one.

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Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,559 ratings