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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#763
Reviews:
1,662
Ratings:
7,459
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
449
Gots:
1,709
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 7,459 |  Reviews: 1,662
Photo of soju6
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adamette
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Review from notes taken about one hour ago at Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio. Poured from tap into a standard clean, clear pint glass. I missed this one on my trip to Founders this past fall and I was glad to find it on tap here at the Winking Lizard.

A Great light brown, creamy head that leaves great lacing on the inside of the glass after repeated sips over an absolute black body. If it can be improved, I am not aware of how. 5.0

S Not a strong, flavorful smell at all. I had to sniff several times to pick up some dark roast malt. This, to me, is typical of porters in that they do not have a strong smell. 3.5

T Dark roasted malt, grain like taste which has great depth. As I repeatedly sipped the beer (while watching the Lakers/Knicks game) I thought to myself, "This is what a porter should taste like." Founders always has done the darker beers the right way and this one is no exception. 5.0

M Smooth but also chunky, chewy in an absolutely great feel. Again, this beer is my new standard for porters. 5.0

D Fair drinkability due to the bigness, darkness of the beer. That is consistent with most beers in the style. 3.0

Notes: This is better than Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter (my previous standard bearer for the style). Everyone reading this should seek this beer out (especially if it can be found on tap I suspect!).

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Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. bottled on 5/29/12.

pours out pretty much opaque black with one fingers worth of tan/ biege colored head that after a minute or so faded to a thin ring. poor retention, and no lace, but a nice blackness that you dont often find in most porters.

roasted malt dominates which lends some nice bitter cocoa and coffee aromas. just the slightest hint of sweet toasted grain as well.

rich roasted, almost burnt malt again is the main player giving way to bitter cocoa and coffee. a nice dose of earthy hops mingles with the bitter roast in the finish and makes for a nice bitter dark chocolate that lingers.

rich, creamy, and very easy drinking.

a top notch porter, prolly number 3 on my list of best "straight- up" porters. i would definatly come back to this.

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

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
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%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of augustgarage
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of jctribe25 (thanks!) - bottled mid-February I think (date is worn off); poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Seal brown liquid, opaque with a fawn collar. Light lacing, decent retention, despite the lack of a sizable head.

Roast malt, coffee with creamer, and a touch of licorice in the nose.

The flavor profile is much the same as the aroma, though with a nice depth of rich scalded malt, espresso, and a touch of molasses, though the finish is dry overall. Some cocoa comes across in the aftertaste.

Creamy, well carbonated...

One of the better porters out there actually - robust, flavorful, quite drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,459 ratings
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