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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - 4.5 - Black with a very nice, thick, textured, enduring tan head.

S - 3.75 - Light coffee + a little roasty malt.

T - 3.75 - It has a less robust taste and mouthfeel than the aroma suggests. Moderately roasty malt. Somewhat bitter coffee. Just barely metallic. The moderately bitter coffee note lingers afterwards, almost on the edge of chocolate.

M - 3.5 - Lighter bodied than expected. South of medium. This makes it pretty drinkable but also

O - 4.0 - It's a nice beer and well made. Porters have never quite popped for me, and it's hard to see how this one gets such acclaim. Quality and craftsmanship, I definitely see. Outstandingness, not so much. Maybe it's a limitation of the style from my perspective. It just comes across as something that wishes it were a stout.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep dark brown, nearly black with a nice dark mahogany tint. A little less than a finger of caramel/tan head. Retention is not very strong nor is the lacing.

S - Lots of really ice sweet milk/roasty dark chocolate and coffee aromas. There's a mild yeasty sweet/dark fruit as well as hints of caramel and earthy hop bitterness.

T - lots and lots of roasty dark chocolate, coffee, hop bitterness and a milder alcohol flavor. Initially lots of varying roasty flavors which slowly mature into a richer and sweeter flavor. Rather grainy.

M - Not especially dense relative to the style and robust flavor but a solid medium bodied+. Very very smooth about 40 minutes after the pour and allowing it to warm up a bit

O - Delicious and roasty initially, the warmer it gets the sweeter and the body is drastically improved, much smoother

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,460 ratings
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