Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

7,317 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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4.5/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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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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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark brown, nearly pitch black in color even when held to the light. ½ an inch of creamy tan-ish head quickly dies down. Looking thick and creamy, and some nice suds upon swishing the glass around a bit.

Smell: Lots of sweet chocolate and coffee on the nose, with some creamy hazelnut. Smells almost like a dessert.

Taste: The bittersweetness of the chocolate/coffee hits you twice, once upon first taste and then again on the swallow. The aftertaste lingers on for a while, which is not a bad thing. A good creaminess mellows things out throughout. Very nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation present, with a sizeable mouthfeel. This beer definitely has some mass to it, but goes down smooth.

Overall: A great porter from a brewery I am became more a fan of this past year. Can’t really say anything negative about this one. A great brew for riding out hurricane Sandy!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,317 ratings.
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