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:
7,357
Reviews:
1,639
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
436
Gots:
1,650
For Trade:
22
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Photo of WaveDragon
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DDrugg
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ABabbidge
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: About as black as a beer can be. Dark brown head.

S: Brunt malt and dark chocolate.

T: Starts with with dark chocolate and dark coffee notes. Burnt bread in the middle and finishes with a little bit of sweetness.

F: Fairly heavy body and moderate carbonation. Silky smooth texture.

O: Wow now that is a porter. Can't think of a porter I have ever had that is better than this.

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

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

Photo of joshautry
2.11/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Bruno74200
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one might be the best american style porter that I've the chance to try yet (I'm talking about real porters not some 12%ABV stuff, like the -by the way wonderful- Lil' B from Evil Twin).
Like every Founder's beer I've the chance to try : it's perfectly balanced. First good point. It's bold but controlled. It's a porter no doubt, it's not a fucking roasted bomb, it's on the chocolate and dark berries mostly. Plus, what might make it exquisite, a great hop presence. It's mostly piney and candied citrus (bergamote? Tangerine?).
Anyway it's a wonderful session beer. I could drink that every day

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Photo of caburdette51
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,357 ratings.
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