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:
#792
Reviews:
1,683
Ratings:
7,544
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
457
Gots:
1,755
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 7,544 |  Reviews: 1,683
Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Gemini6
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Photekut
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Blaze5445
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of scotorum
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Pitch black. Half finger high brown head dissipated quickly to thin surface foam.

s: Mild dark malt.

t: Mild dark malt, coffee, chocolate and smoky finish.

m: Light to moderate. Smooth with a lingering chocolate/coffee smokiness and hop bite.

o: Exceptionally drinkable porter without being watery or feeling cheap. Had as a dessert but should go well with beef and other red meat.

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Photo of TWStandley
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Bf_89
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JoelClark
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of dacrza1
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: January 18, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: AFV watching with the fam... APPEARANCE: jet black body; thick, creamy brown head that laces attractively; impressive screen of head is left behind... AROMA: some fragrant hops suggest a somewhat sophisticated premium lager; however, doughy malts make clear the beer's style... PALATE: whoa--high IBUs make for quite a blunt force impact at the teeth; a medium-balanced beer with a bold finish suggests more than 6.5% ABV...TASTE: the label suggests dark and rich--sweet and sour is perhaps may be a better hashtag; some whiskey or scotch...OVERALL: an intense porter, one that cannot be taken lightly; a mouthful of hop and malts, for sure...

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Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of draheim
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle (bottled xx/31/11) received via trade - forget who sent it; sorry. Poured into a weizen glass because I'd already been using it.

Dark brown/black color with mahogany edges where the light shines through. Thin tan head.

Aroma is rich chocolate, dark roasty malt, and a hint of vanilla.

Taste is rich and roasty, sharply bitter, with some chocolate.

The balance is good in this porter and it's rich and flavorful. Far less watery than some other porters I've tried lately. This is one of the best porters I've had, although admittedly it's never been my favorite style.

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Photo of ksimons
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-pour is almost black with a dark tan head that leaves a layer of lacing around the top

S-lots of roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate, and a light tobacco scent

T-Roasted malt and coffee, big hop bitterness, and dark chocolate

M-medium to full body, low to medium carbonation, leaves a roasted dryness in the mouth

Overall I really like the roastiness and full mouthfeel. Really great example for the style.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Solid black with 2 fingers of creamy mocha head that eventually settles to a skim of foam with webbed lacing.

S - Dark chocolate, roasted malt, espresso, and hints of pipe tobacco.

T - Slightly sweet but quickly changing to a lingering bitterness, milk chocolate mixed with dark chocolate, roasty malts and burnt coffee.

M - Silky smooth and creamy, feeling rich at times (almost making it a bit heavy to drink several in a row) with a lingering dry bitterness.

D - The strong flavors with the big mouthfeel might make it tought to drink a 6 pack but this is up there with the best American porters I have tried.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought from my local liquor store.

Generally a fairly typical stout/porter look. A fairly large head, but besides that it is basically the norm.

Smells clearly of chocolate. Subtle tones of malt and coffee.

Surprisingly light, even for a porter. But with definite taste of cacao and chocolate. Otherwise it's a satisfying, yet generic, taste.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Served up black in color with a hint of light coming through and a thick frothy tan head that wanted to stick around a while.

S: Lots of roasted and burnt malt up front with some coffee ans peat smoke. Molasses and brown bread in the nose too with a bit of herbal and spicy hops. Not much though for the hops. Finish is a bit ashy in the nose.

T: Clean and roasty all the way with a good deal of burnt and smoky malt. Dark coffee and an earthy spicy hop not are the bittering flavors. Mostly chewy and bready malt goodness.

M: Pretty full body for a Porter with some chewiness to it and a crisp yet smooth carbonation.

D: Heavy for a Porter which is how I like it and it had some great balance to it making it easy to drink.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.64/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colts9016
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a 49 degrees.

Appearance: A monster 3 finger head that is foamy and creamy with good retention. The body of the beer is opaque and the clarity is nil. The head left some lacing on the glass.

Nose: There is a very rich malty dark aroma. The aromas of chocolate, espresso, biscuits, molasses, phenonls, and some solvents. There is a descent hop aroma with some grapefruits, pine, and floral.

Taste: A very deep rich porter with dark roasted malts. There are flavors of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, molasses, a toasty notes and some yeasty flavors. There in the background there is some slovents, phenols, grapefruit, pine and and floral esters.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is velvety, creamy and smooth. The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium full. This is another wonderful example of how a really good porter should taste. I really enjoyed drinking it.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,544 ratings