Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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7,325 Ratings
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:
7,325
Reviews:
1,625
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,633
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,325 |  Reviews: 1,625
Photo of FogDishHead
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aubzachsyd
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of holbrooksj
3.54/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of interzen
4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

355ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Dark brown, almost black and opaque to go with it. Dark khaki/tan head with considerable retention

Smell: Dark malts, coffee and chocolate. Puts me in mind of a 'proper' chocolate stout although this obviously isn't marketed as such. Slightly 'burnt' roasted malt edge too. Oh yes.

Taste: Again, coffee, roasted malts and chocolate with the faintest hint of alcohol bite. Quite earthy, with a lot going on, but none of the flavours seems to overpower the others. That's good going, and it ticks all of the boxes for me.

Feel: Edging towards stout territory in terms of mouthfeel but none the worse for that. Coffee and chocolate up front, roasted malts in the middle and the cocoa flavours make a return in aftertaste with a lingering alcoholic burn to go with it. Really rather special.

Overall: This is my second Founders beer - the first, Rubaeus, was rather disappointing but they've hit a home run with this one. Nice mixture of flavours, heavenly smell and surprisingly easy drinking for something with quite a heavy mouthfeel. Stouts and porters are my 'preferred' styles, and I could easily find myself coming back to this one. Dark, Rich and Sexy? You betcha ...

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Photo of wafers
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cellojon
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Opaque, almost black but not quite. 3/4 inch, thick, light brown head.
Nose: Roasted malt - biscuity, with some sweetness at the end
Mouthfeel: quite pleasant; nice body, balanced by a generous amount of carbonated crispness
Taste: initial roasted bite followed by malty sweetness and finishing off with just a hint of alcohol and cocoa bitterness.
Overall: this one is solid

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Photo of JoelClark
4.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of MKEtoSF
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trytoketchup
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do not write reviews.

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Photo of kushon1212
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of lost_sailor
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Italiano86
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lwillitz
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - 2 fingers dark tan foam over a body of pitch black, nice lacing

S - chocolate, roast malts, bread, smoke

T - chocolate, dark bread, burnt toast, coffee, earthy hops, brown sugar, smoke; complex and well-balanced

M - silky smooth medium body, moderate carbonation

O - "Dark, rich & sexy." This is an excellent porter.

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Photo of KWolf
4.87/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another brilliant beer from Founders!

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Photo of beyah
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Really dark, dark tan head, less than 1 finger, slight lacing

Smell: Roasted Malts are in the forefront

Taste: A perfect balance between the Chocolate and Roasted Malts, earthy hops are there, but not overpowering, this beer is all about balance

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, only enough carbonation, perfect for the style.

Overall: One of the best Porters out there, a must try, give one to a friend who isn't sure about Porters, they will be presently surprised.

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Photo of Lucular
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dodge408
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chart813
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillCheck
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MightyMonk
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can Founders make a bad beer?
This is a top of the line porter.
Beautiful color and rich head that entices a drink.
The firs taste is a tease that asks for another.
Very rich and full of aroma with sweet after taste.
Similar but lighter than Founders Imperial Stout which is world class.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,325 ratings.
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