Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

7,357 Ratings
Founders PorterFounders Porter

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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
A shade lighter than black and nearly opaque in the glass with a light tan head that falls to a very thin layer of bubbles. The smell is of rich dark chocolate and high quality brown malts with a bit of coffee and a touch of blackstrap molasses. The dark roasted malts are evident in the taste which is reminiscent of coffee, bakers chocolate and a touch of licorice. It's bitter but not astringent, the bitterness seems to be from the malts with a bit of hop bite in there as well but it is definitely secondary to the malt. The body of the beer is medium along with the carbonation which makes it quite smooth and creamy. The finish of the beer is mostly clean with a touch of lingering dark malt character. Overall this is a top notch porter, probably one of the better examples out there actually, if you have the opportunity give it a try I doubt you'll be disappointed.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As dark as a porter gets... near pitch black with a sliver of coffee clarity. Mocha brown head that fades fast (dirty glass). Still some good lacing though.

Milk chocolate, smooth generic coffee notes, very inviting, campfire aromas, balanced and approachable. Smells like the type of beer that might convert the BMC crowd.

Well executed, textbook porter flavors. Smokey coffee/chocolate, roasty dark malts, lovingly balanced, some nut notes, super smooth.

Can't complain. I walk by this beer more often than I should. Tasty stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nearly pitch black in color, virtually no light breaks through.

It has a sweet smell of milk chocolate.

Silky smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Wow. This is really good stuff. First you have the dark roasted malts hitting you with an almost burnt or smokey flavor. Next you experience some chocolate and a slightly sweet milky flavor. It finishes with dark chocolate and coffee bitternes.
And it does have a lingering bitter after taste.

At first I thought the roasted malt flavor was a little too strong, but after having this a few times I have come to appreciate the greatness of this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very dark, black brew. It sports a full, tan-colored head and leaves a thin lace. Roasted malt aroma...almost smokey and burnt with some chocolate-milk scents in the background. Not much of a hop scent. Solid porter smell. The taste is reminiscent of robust coffee. Some sweetness, but mostly a very roasted, bitter/burnt malt and grain flavor. Full in body...almost creamy at times. I really enjoyed this porter. Well done.

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