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:
7,322
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: 7,322 |  Reviews: 1,625
Photo of tjcapture
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Faunland
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.64/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dnetnil
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blakenarron
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid beer. Definitely rich with apparent coffee notes

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Photo of Michael1974
3.28/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Expected better from a Founders beer.

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Photo of 16thstreetoutlaw
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sebas
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Torreon10
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good stuff but not the best stout

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Photo of KensWorld
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 29mikoyan
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers I have ever had. It is also one of the most richest in aroma and flavor. Dark Roasted coffee is present in the smell and taste. It does possess that nice earthy flavor that is present in most fine single malt Scotch whisky. There is minor hop presence.

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Photo of MHoe
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goudie
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly big tasting beer for the ABV.

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Photo of Chime
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Randolph96
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

This is quite enjoyable, particularly if you give it some time to warm up. I try to let it sit for 30 or more minutes out of the fridge and it just changes this beer from OK to great. For me it provided some strong coffee and chocolate notes that worked really well. It poured a dark brown with a three finger head that left some nice lacing behind. For now, this is about as high in abv as I like to go in the porter/stout category. It delivers on both taste and mouthfeel.

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

A bit thinner than I expected but nice flavor, very drinkable.

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

The beer pours a nice tan and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a opaque black with a nice sheen. The appears to have a bit of weight to it.

The beer smell is fairly malty along with other notes. The malt notes come off as burnt and heavily roasted. The beer's other notes are a chocolate note that takes the edge off the malts and a confidently hopped note. The hop is not super assertive but blends well and adds a different bitter dimension to the beer's smell. Additionally, the beer also has a nice caramel note to it. Overall, the beer smell comes off as a nice brewed cup of coffee.

The beer taste is a bit different even though it has the same notes. The roasted and burnt malts are still there but they are heavily balanced against by a chocolate and caramel flavor combo that runs through it. The hops are still there but extremely light and barely noticeable, yet still give a nice slight bitterness.

The mouthfeel is heavy bodied but not as heavy as one would expect. The beer is fairly drinkable and smooth with some carbonation to give it texture. As said before, the beer is easy to drink.

Overall, a very good porter and one worth getting. The beer is very drinkable and accessible to most people.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,322 ratings.
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