Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
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7,324 Ratings
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:
7,324
Reviews:
1,625
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,632
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,324 |  Reviews: 1,625
Photo of GFD400
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a tulip glass. Best by 04/06/17.

A: The body is pitch black. The head, when not poured aggressively, created a 3 finger thick beige to brown head. After a while, it got to a 1 finger thickness but this is showing an awesome retention. Lots of lacing.
S: There's a very well balanced mix between roasted malts, sweet coffee and dark chocolate. It's very well balanced aroma for such 3 prominent profiles.
T: The taste is a very balanced sweetness for coffee, toffee and roasted malts, having just the bitterness of the hops and from the dark chocolate in the back. It's really a very sophisticated flavour.
M: The body is medium. Sweetness is high, bitterness is mild, alcohol is unfortunately a bit noticeable.
O: I'd never expected to find such a sophisticated beer, it's really cool.

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jferg007
3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of -steve-
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jarudy
2.22/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dms844
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -DF-
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ObstinateOutcast
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled
Drank: 03.07.17
L: Thin, tan head with poor retention. The body was a thick, dark chocolate color with light carbonation.
S: Smelled of chocolate with slight notes of coffee, malty, and faint hoppiness.
T: Tasted of mostly chocolate with a slight bitterness. It was full bodied and hoppier than I anticipated it being. A slight coffee aftertaste was noted.
F: The overall mouthfeel was smooth and thick.
I throughly enjoyed this beer. I feel as though its a good beer to settle down with when it's cold and blustery outside. The slight bitterness seemed to fade as the beer warmed.

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

Photo of toscanoigor
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heady_drank
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founders is steady crushing it. I get the majority of my packs south of $6, so maybe I'm not as particular as your average reviewer here on B.A. but this porter is smoothe, rich in flavor and highly drinkable. In my opinion this brew is snifter-worthy.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jesterr44
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid porter; nothing spectacular. Roasted malt with touches of chocolate, coffee, caramel & perhaps some fruit (plum?) Smooth but not overly full mouthfeel. Enjoyable but not amongst my favourite darks.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark with a light brown head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is chocolate, toasted malt and coffee. Flavor is similar, with a bit of tartness. Dry finish with some cocoa bitterness in the aftertaste. Not a bad porter, but not what I expected based on the hype.

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Photo of Rogerlb
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For the record. Pours almost opaque. No head, great lacing. Aroma is malt, some slight dark fruit. A little wet bread.

Taste is a surprisingly robust porter. Roast (but not burnt), chocolate, coffee, slight hops, bit of tobacco. I'm getting no bitter really. Has the body of a stout without the chewiness. Cola consistency, per style.

ABV completely hidden (it is only 6.5). Lots of subtlety, nothing overpower. A great porter and at about $11 a 6-pack, great for porter fans.

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Photo of FireScourge
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of andrewh995
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Now this is a delicious porter, it even makes me wonder if I should replace my favorite year round (black butte) with this one. Tons of coffee and chocolate and toastiness. Incredible.

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

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

Photo of Tjb14
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,324 ratings.
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