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:
7,338
Reviews:
1,630
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
435
Gots:
1,640
For Trade:
22
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Ratings: 7,338 |  Reviews: 1,630
Photo of DraftDaddy
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kidzord
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BNarc
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stefko
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slim_720
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevem68
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojopin88
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcpat1993
3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty decent beer not exactly my favorite though.

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Photo of Premo88
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into vertical snifter
(bottled on 1/11/17)

L: looks thick pouring out of bottle, thick as a big stout and clear ... dark brown, claret, dark orange, purple; black in the glass, hard to see light passing through it, pushes up 4/5-inch tall of tan foam ... tan is almost brown it's so dark; head is sticky on top; keeps a soapy-bubbled collar of lighter colored foam, very loose bubbles; does not lace much

S: dark and sweet, brown sugar, molasses, raisins, raisin bread ... as it warms, oak wood, sweet but toasted oak wood; last 1/3, warmed quite a bit, vanilla and milk chocolate along with the darker notes

T: earthy toasted wood, bitter finish ... bitterness has both an earthy hop flavor and a charred-wood flavor; as it warms, a bit more sweetness peeks in, but it's still dominated by darker earth/wood flavor; the hop flavor has hints of dead pine/tropical fruit and always at least a bit bitter; burnt molasses; the very last swallows have some chocolate flavor, sweet milk chocolate and darker baker's chocolate

F: soft; light carbonation, approaching midweight, feels flatish but there is enough carbonation to help fill out the back end of each swallow; seems to "grow" as it warms ... feels a little firmer, even has more carbonation

O: a great beer with the best nose you'll ever find; the flavor is a bit out of balance with the nose, a lot more earthy with very little of the great dark-malt sweetness in the aroma, but it's still tasty with great toasted wood notes and earthy/floral/piney bitterness from the hops; tastes like it could handle as much as a year to 18 months of age but doesn't necessarily need it

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Photo of Strohm
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of laketang
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.29.16 bottling

dark rich beer with that produces a foamy tan head
plenty of lacing.
sweet chocolate notes.
roasty chocolate tastes.rich, good balance
of malts and hops
creamy mouthfeel, chewy. great porter
that you can enjoy more than one of.

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

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NMA
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.64/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason_nwx
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The colour is certainly a opaque deep brown. the head is ok but not great. No real lacing.

Flavor is layered. Cola is definitely present, followed by various smoky flavors - which are seemingly multiplied by the carbonation, which is both aggressive and gentle.

Pretty good.

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Photo of seedyone
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Big maltiness on all fronts. Matched with a measured sweetness & we have a pint of bliss with just enough bitterness o keep it adult & interesting. The 6.5 ABV is managabel for the amout of return visits this blend inspires.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,338 ratings.
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