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:
7,319
Reviews:
1,624
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,630
For Trade:
22
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

A - Dark brown/black, opaque, with a minimal head of light tan. Minor lacing as you drink.

S - Roasted malts, with slight mineral notes. Coffee and chocolate are manifest.

T - A strong hit of coffee and burnt toast, roasty goodness on a malt backbone. Sweet chocolate and bitter nibs are delicious counterpoints. Some bitter hops comes through, as well, and it fades slowly through the close.

M - Low carbonation, silky coating, but the dry finish clears things and makes sure the beer does not become cloying.

O - This is exactly the kind of drinking experience I look for in a porter. Without the heaviness of a stout, this remains smooth and drinkable, with the chocolate and coffee notes I enjoy most. The hops are a reasonable counterpoint, and do not become overly aggressive. I'll be picking up a 6 pack the next time I'm looking for a porter.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Westyn
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Cresant
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a tulip pint. No date. The body was used oil color, a deep, opaque brown/black. There was a modest tan head which faded to zero and left no lace.

Smell was cookie dough-like. Dusty. Cocoa powder hints in the aroma.

Taste was coffee and bitter chocolate/cocoa powder. Roasted and burnt notes. There was a very long bittering aftertaste. Tangy and not too sweet.

Mouthfeel was zesty. Medium body and mouthfilling carbonation. Some slipperiness.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Founders Porter . . . Probably the only Founders beer not over rated, and I do mean that ! Terrific porter in every way. Hits all the right keys and sings in tune. Well done.

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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  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Pours jet black with a tan head that leaves minimal but nice lacing. Aroma is not very strong but is somewhat astringent and of burnt bread. Taste is balanced between roasty and sweet. Moderate hop presence.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jwswigs
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,319 ratings.
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