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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders PorterFounders Porter
7,440 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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Ratings: 7,440 |  Reviews: 1,658
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of delta490
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep brown, almost black with almost no head. Aromas is coffee, caramel and notes of citrus. Taste is very strong coffee but is just perfect as it is. Maybe a little hint of chocolate. Very smooth with almost no carbonation. A great porter with great depth.

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Photo of Hopheadhiker
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz brown bottle, served in a nonic.

Bottled on 03/31/2011.

Nearly opaque maple in color with an oaken hue. Creamy, light brown head that hugs the nonic's sides. Condensed lacing with decent strength.

Mildly unsweetened, dark chocolate with notes of rich caramel. Intense, unrefined espresso with a prominent licorice spice. Stiff, dried almond and hazlenut.

Chewy, roasted malt highlighted by bitter dark chocolate and espresso. Virtually no sweetness throughout flavor profile of this American Porter. The nutty dryness accentuates the bitter, roasted malt flavors. Floral hop bitterness at mid-sip is followed by notes of espresso and dried hazlenut in the aftertaste.

Full bodied; chewy and dry on the palate. The textures match perfectly with the bold, bitter flavors.

A very bold and flavorful Porter that certainly highlights the dark, chewy, and bitter qualities. Maybe not the most drinkable of the style, but certainly a must try.

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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After hearing about this brew for a couple of years and never being able to find it, I picked up a fresh sixer at the local Binny's...

A terrific blend of hops and dark roasted malts present in the aroma... This is pungent and powerful... Hints of cocoa and chocolate... This is amazing...

A smooth delicious flavor experience present here with those dark roasted malts... the piney hops.... the vanilla beans... the tinges of booze... An amazing beer for the style... Founders nailed this one... Easily one of the best examples of the style...

Finally get to try this one and I'm not disappointed at all.. Just an amazing beer...A truly top notch porter here... World class brew... I loved every minute of this...

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very dark cola brown with a small mocha head. Fairly straightforward roasty aroma with coffee and a cocoa.

Moderate carbonation and an extremely creamy, full mouthfeel. Gentle caramel sweetness with dark cocoa and some roasty coffee on the finish. Leans more towards sweetness than bitterness.

The flavors aren't huge or adventurous, but this is one well-balanced and easy-drinking porter.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.83/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a virtual black color with a off-white head and nice lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt with coffee and a hint of caramel.

T: Taste of roasted malt and coffee with some bittersweet chocolate. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and somewhat creamy.

O: Good porter nice example of the style. Could put a few of these away with no trouble.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,440 ratings
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