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:
#802
Reviews:
1,692
Ratings:
7,571
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
460
Gots:
1,780
Trade:
22
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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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%

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

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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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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Photo of drmeto
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium,foamy,beige head
S:
-nutty,chocolate,oats,cognac,lavender,herbal
T:
-nutty,cinnamon,coffee,oats,licorice,slight coffee
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Very nice Porter.I wished this had more of a coffee note thogh.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  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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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,571 ratings