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:
7,324
Reviews:
1,625
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,632
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,324 |  Reviews: 1,625
Photo of ssjkyle
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of NeutronMan
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of yamar68
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As dark as a porter gets... near pitch black with a sliver of coffee clarity. Mocha brown head that fades fast (dirty glass). Still some good lacing though.

Milk chocolate, smooth generic coffee notes, very inviting, campfire aromas, balanced and approachable. Smells like the type of beer that might convert the BMC crowd.

Well executed, textbook porter flavors. Smokey coffee/chocolate, roasty dark malts, lovingly balanced, some nut notes, super smooth.

Can't complain. I walk by this beer more often than I should. Tasty stuff.

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Photo of YourOnlyMan
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of FEUO
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Cark
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sywalters
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of FishFrank
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of tnflyguy
2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of JohnFatAss
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nearly pitch black in color, virtually no light breaks through.

It has a sweet smell of milk chocolate.

Silky smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Wow. This is really good stuff. First you have the dark roasted malts hitting you with an almost burnt or smokey flavor. Next you experience some chocolate and a slightly sweet milky flavor. It finishes with dark chocolate and coffee bitternes.
And it does have a lingering bitter after taste.

At first I thought the roasted malt flavor was a little too strong, but after having this a few times I have come to appreciate the greatness of this beer.

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Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of alex021224
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Dana718
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Suds
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very dark, black brew. It sports a full, tan-colored head and leaves a thin lace. Roasted malt aroma...almost smokey and burnt with some chocolate-milk scents in the background. Not much of a hop scent. Solid porter smell. The taste is reminiscent of robust coffee. Some sweetness, but mostly a very roasted, bitter/burnt malt and grain flavor. Full in body...almost creamy at times. I really enjoyed this porter. Well done.

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Photo of Ozzy2004Ironman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of siddhartha
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of oldedog
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of FrostyJenbaJuice
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Rickstar
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tbone1384
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of OnYourSix
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of baybum
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,324 ratings.
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