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:
7,322
Reviews:
1,625
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
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431
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1,632
For Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking this at Brasserie Zentral from a bottle while eating foie gras – the lable on the bottle goes surprisingly well with the restaurant.
A: Brilliant chestnut body topped with a 1” finely bubbled light tan collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: A chocolate caramel nose hides an assertive bitter finish.
T: Sweet caramel chocolate culminates in a balancing bitter hop accent.
F: Silky smooth, medium full body, very fine soft carbonation.
O: Amazed at how well this goes with foie gras.

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

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown, almost completely black. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three finger tan head with good retention and a good amount of sticky lacing.

Smell: A big aroma with a good mix of sweet dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, strong notes of coffee beans, and a bit of mocha and milk. Also has a light aroma of earthy, grassy hops. A very appealing, sweet, and toasty aroma.

Taste: Sweet dark roasted malts with hints of caramel are followed by a rush of mocha and dark chocolate and a fairly sharp coffee bitterness that lingers through the finish and aftertaste. Also some hints of earthy hops in the finish that add to the bitterness. Very full and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy like you would expect from a porter. Fairly bitter but very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a porter. Probably the best American version I've had yet. Lots of malty chocolate sweetness is very well balanced by a bitter chocolate and hop presence.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

On-tap at Taco Mac Metropolis in Atlanta.

Pours black with a 1.5-finger brown head. One of the darkest porters I've seen in a while. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts and well-integrated bitter dark chocolate flavors. There's not a whole lot going on here but every bit of it is rich.

Tastes very good. Robust roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by dark chocolate. Midway through the sip very light hints of citrus hop flavors enter into things before fading into a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was very impressed with this - one of the better-done, widely-available porters out there. Well worth a shot.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,322 ratings.
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