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:
#798
Reviews:
1,689
Ratings:
7,562
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
462
Gots:
1,771
Trade:
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Photo of Fading2black
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an awesome Porter overall, but I would like to single out the look aspect. I typically don't care what a beer looks like, but this is the best I have seen, so I will comment on that. Pours creamy with a very dark opaque brown coloring with hints of mahogany when held to the light. The head is the high point. Nice brown color, 2 1/2 fingers when poured into the side of the glass that retains its height for a good amount of time. Eventually settles down to a thin edge to edge cap. Prominent lacing. I can't believe I have just talked this much about the look of a beer, but this one deserves mentioning.

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Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spechopper1007
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this little ole porter today and it was absolutely outstanding. The pour was a dark velvet or a dark stream of blackness into my glass. The head was a dark smokey one with a touch of cream. The smell was truly a special one dark burnt roasted malted wheat soaring up into my nose with a hint of hops. The taste was just about like the smell but could pick up coffee and caramel. Overall I will be getting this little bute agin.

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Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fsparverius
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An alluring black glance, with a tan, one finger wink.

Her perfume, imperial; primarily dark fruits, followed by roasted chocolate and caramel.
A lingering malt-cherry echo.

Taste follows the nose. Refined stuff!
Silky, seductive, yet almost shockingly easy on the 'Gulp!'

(While enjoying my final pint, I find that it goes quite well with a chaser of wee cup of French Roast coffee, off to the side!)

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Photo of NickNVBC
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Was in the mood for some big malt and had just sampled Founders' Oatmeal Stout at a local, so this one called to me.

Bottled on December 18, 2017. Poured into my Imperial Pint.

L -- Very opaque, dark brown with barely discernible ruby highlights. Thick, creamy, brown head that settles slowly to a fine cap.

S -- Highly roasted malts/barley up front, light earthiness from hops or barley -- unsure, but very palatable.

T -- Same roasted malt character up front; coffee, dark chocolate, some light caramel and dark fruit notes, herbal hop bitterness in the finish and thru the aftertaste.

F -- Mouthfeel is creamy to dry with some mild astringency from the roasted malts. Body is robust.

O -- A roasted malt banquet, yet not so overpowering that it kills your palate. I tend toward more smooth and sweet Porters, but appreciate a good thick, roasty one now and again. If you like a roasted malt character balanced well with herbal hops, you'll enjoy this one. Be sure not to drink the Founders too cold, I made the mistake on one of the first and the flavor is really stunted -- let it warm to 50° F, or so for optimal enjoyment.

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Photo of VicBorghiani
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent porter

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Photo of JdubsNY
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fischerskiz
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass. Nov 2017 vintage.

Pour: deep, rich, dark brown with a solid 2 finger head that lasts and leaves plenty ofnlacing. Really nice.

Nose: lots of roasted malt, some chocolate sweetness, slight hops floral scent. Not overpowering but subtly pleasant.

Taste: again the roasted malt dominates with some burnt toast, slight sweetness that’s almost like a milk stout, chocolate, dark roast coffee, slight hop bitterness on the backend. Well balanced and no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation despite the solid head. Slighty watery relative to the appearance but still substantial. Somewhat dry finish consistent with the lack of aftertaste.

Overall: this is a really good porter. Easy to drink, 6.6% ABV is reasonable. Although more of a winter beer, it would be enjoyable everywhere but the beach (and maybe there as well). Well balanced flavors and substantial enough mouthfeel. Definitely a go to beer. Awesome with a steak.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sbuck
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zopiac
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevintaraross
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

THIS PORTER TURNED ME BACK ONTO PORTERS AFTER AVOIDING PORTERS FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS.

NOTE TO SELF: IF I HAD TO HAVE A "GO-TO" PORTER - THIS IS THE ONE. :)

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

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

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,562 ratings