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

A - opaque dark brown/black with a nice small tan creamy head

S - chocolate, deep roasted malt, smoke, coffee, grassy hops, smells very enticing. Mild fruitiness.

T - taste is a nice sweet malt, black malt, wet, smokey, and chocolate. Very prevalent but not overwhelming roasted malt character. A little maybe grassy piney hop flavoring however hops are mostly in the end providing ample bitterness, it does finish a little sweet, but lingering bitterness quells the sweetness. Very tasty.

M - very drinkable, on the heavier side of mouthfeel for a porter, velvety I would say.

O - very solid porter, a little on the sweeter heavier side, but well executed and in good balance.

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A - Black pour with a brown foam that settles to a 1/4" and retains well. Decent lacing streaks the glass.

S - Robust smell of dark malts, roasted coffee beans, and semisweet chocolate. This rivals many of the big stouts in complextiy.

T - Rich taste with notes of chocolate to go with toasted coffee beans & caramel. Malt profile on this is big. Again, this could easily pass off as one of the big stouts. One of the beers that further blurs the lines between the two styles.

M - Awesome sessionability on this beer. Never tires out. The one thing that I'd prefer is for this porter to be a bit more mellow to allow for pairing with food. It tends to dominate the taste buds.

O - An iconic porter and benchmark for the American versions of the style. Hard to separate this from GL Edmund Fitzgerald. Another elite beer from Founders.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Too often in a fit of “oh shit the baby’s going to wake up, poop everywhere and need to be changed, fed and played with” I don’t let the beer mellow, to come down a few degrees. I started this review in haste before deciding to take my own advice. Glad I did.

STYLE: American Porter

ABV: 6.5%

LOOK: Unremarkable, the midpoint between oily and soda. An appalling lack of lacing. What head?

NOSE: We’re off to a rather good start. Over a foot away, I can smell the chocolate and red fruits as it pours. Better as it warms. Smoother too. We’ve gone from metallic to mid-range coffee.

MOUTH: It settles into coffee and lightly burnt malts. Not the extraordinary failure I thought it was at first. Medium body, dirty, barn doors, green pear. It has to be sessionable, but not because the ABV is relatively low. It simply lacks something robust, be it flavor or texture.

Beeradvocate Rating: 95

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