Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#806
Reviews:
1,692
Ratings:
7,571
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
460
Gots:
1,780
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 7,571 |  Reviews: 1,692
Photo of StArnoldFan
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Waggman
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WangsInMyBeer
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trevor11
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decent porter, better developed than most. Worth a shot, but I would recommend drinking it fresh as possible as mine was somewhat aged and possible oxidized a tad

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Photo of Vinylboy20
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ananddullabh
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickySop
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joeroma5
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbwalters
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaleoGuy316
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ksmoove27
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Black in color. One finger caramel-colored head (vanished quickly/poured from a bottle) Mild carbonation keeps a small island of foam at the top of the glass. zero lacing

Smell: Rich mocha and chocloate.

Taste: Mocha and chocolate...a little caramel

Feel: Medium body. A little creamy. Good carbonation

Overall: Mmmmm...a good Porter that I would buy regularly. The smell alone gets me.

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Photo of Corson
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of do_ob
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours a very dark brown and settles as black as coal in the glass. A semi-aggressive pour yielded a thin lacing, tan in color. Decent carbonation. Fairly strong aroma (for a single porter) of roasted malt, chocolate, and oak. Notes of cinammon, molasses, caramel, and vanilla present as well. Medium weight, and fairly creamy on the mouthfeel while reamaining carbonated. A spike of sweet, roasted malt up front on the taste with a chocolate backdrop introduces this beer to the palate. A slight hoppiness in the background as well as it warms. Moderate chocolate on the back end with a smooth, creamy finish. Leaves a dry, coffee-forward aftertaste in its wake.

Overall, very good. I've never been a fan of non-imperial porters, or stouts, for that matter. But this beer is quite the exception. Just about everything you could ask for in an American Porter without crossing that line into the big boys.

Keeping in mind what this beer really is, it's a monster of a porter. Absoloutely delicious.

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Photo of Edgarallenpoor
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkhara12
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wobbly
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DWittmann
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gonzo000
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dikfour
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Two fingers of Brown creamy head. Opaque and black in color. Mild carbonation keeps a small island of foam at the top of the glass. No lacing really.

Smell: Mocha and roasted cocoa. Very rich.

Taste: Mocha, cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla, a little nuttiness, Fresh cracked coffee bean bitterness. Rich lingering chocolates. A little bit of alcohol is present, but not much.

Feel: Medium body. A little creamy. I had some watery porters in the past and this one certainly is not that.

Overall: Pretty dang awesome. Rich wonderful porter utilizes every ounce of flavor to bring a complex, balanced beer. Picked this one up in a trip to Ohio and if Founders ever makes its way to Colorado I will squeal like a little girl.

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Photo of luvtotri140
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,571 ratings