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:
7,370
Reviews:
1,642
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
437
Gots:
1,659
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,370 |  Reviews: 1,642
Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking this at Brasserie Zentral from a bottle while eating foie gras – the lable on the bottle goes surprisingly well with the restaurant.
A: Brilliant chestnut body topped with a 1” finely bubbled light tan collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: A chocolate caramel nose hides an assertive bitter finish.
T: Sweet caramel chocolate culminates in a balancing bitter hop accent.
F: Silky smooth, medium full body, very fine soft carbonation.
O: Amazed at how well this goes with foie gras.

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Photo of rolltide239
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great porter. Very smooth and chewy.

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Photo of tedho21
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2nd best porter I've ever tried behind only the immortal HF Everett...what an "underrated" beer... This may be a fridge staple in years to come

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Photo of Urk1127
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep dark brown. Tan head.
Smell is chocolate, sugar. Sweet smell.
Taste is sweet, dark chocolate.
Feel is soft, medium thick. Low carbonation.

Will buy again.

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Photo of jebrew
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrianPlatz
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

A: Midnight black with a frothy tan head.
S: Roasted malt, raisins, dried fruit, a hint of sweetness.
T: Toasted bread, nutty, slight bitterness combined with a hint of chocolate like sweetness. Had a nice dry finish with a slight kick of alcoholic warmth and some smokiness.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation.
O: Very good porter. Was enjoyable from the first to the last sip.

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Photo of memphisjet
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of SiegeSpitfire
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TBCE
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of budman619
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Digging founders right now! Everyone was telling me to try breakfast stout so i got one and a porter and enjoyed the porter a little more. Both are fantastic!!

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Photo of 3ricks
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morganmcd
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobcathokie
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,370 ratings.
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