Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, fairly aggressively. Body is black with a small tan/light brown head. No real lace other than some "legs" now and again.

S: Not too strong in the nose - some roast, some coffee and some chocolate. Nice for a porter, but not in-your-face strong. Maybe as it warms the nose will get stonger. . . .

T: Real nice. Chocolate malt, some roastiness, a hint of charcoal and a good dry bitter finish that calls to mind char or charcoal again.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is pretty active.

O: Good stuff. A real nice porter.

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4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on January 11, 2013.

It has a beautiful extra dark brown to practically black pour with a delicate, tan head bobbing on top and slowly diminishing.

The aroma is dark, smoky, and full of chocolate and coffee esters. It smells like a Porter should and invites me in.

The body is creamy and bold.

The taste is very much reflective of the aroma with an array of dark malts, yeast, chocolate, coffee grinds, and smoke. Topnotch.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Pitch black pour with a hint of brown at the top and bottom of the glass. Very thin head that quickly goes away and leaves a ring of tan bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S- Roasted malts, tons of coffee, slight note of cocoa powder. Really nice.

T- Huge roasted malt notes, still getting a lot of coffee, hint of chocolate, slight mild hop presence to balance.

M- Full bodied, rich and coating, leaves a nice aftertaste. Medium carbonation and very drinkable.

O- Great porter. Has full flavor and can compete with the good imperials.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this to be a very respectable porter. The color was what you would expect from a porter and the taste was very smooth but still flavorful. If you like porters, you will certainly enjoy this one from Founders.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,570 ratings