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:
7,321
Reviews:
1,625
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,632
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,321 |  Reviews: 1,625
Photo of brewskifan55
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter

A: Black with a tan one finger head that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving bubbles in its wake. Curtainy lacing.

S: Chocolate, anise, coffee and vanilla. Divine.

T: Smooth and robust. Velvety. Semi-sweet chocolate. Like drinking a latte. Comes on like an Imperial Russian Stout. Like the label says, the taste is sexy.

M: Medium to heavy with creamy carbonation.

O: A really outstanding porter. Wish I had picked up more in Birmingham. Bet it goes well with chocolate chip cookies. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mcrawford
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of vkv822
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
awesome extra sent by jctribe25.

Pours a completely opaque black with a thick tan head. Pretty standard, but still quite nice looking.

The aroma is much more rich and full than I was expecting. It is a very pleasant blend of roasty coffee and cocoa

The taste is again of coffee and cocoa, though it is just a bit lighter in strength than the aroma. There is a pleasant roastiness throughout the beer as well.

Medium body, with just enough carbonation to keep it from becoming too heavy.

This was one of the better porters I have had and is just yet another reason why I really wish Founder's distributed to Oregon. It has robust and full flavors, while still maintaining the easy drinking I expect from a porter.

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Photo of Bdel34
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of msumike89
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of beerwolf77
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Budinetz
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rihup
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost black. A thick light brown head develops and settles to a thin topping that laces the glass.

A rich chocolatey nose with some light roastiness.

Medium body and hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. The inviting malts in the aroma come through in the taste delivering the chocolate and coffee roastiness.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a brown head. Smells of smoky, roasted coffee with dark chocolate. Tastes pretty similar, with a smoky roast flavor, and more chocolate coming through as it warms. This porter is robust and the flavors are intense. Pure roasty, smoky coffee-like chocolate lingers on the palate. Medium-light body with high carbonation, and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Overall a great porter. One of my favorite dark beers.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into chalice. bottled on 07/12/12.

A: the darkest of dark brown pours. coffee hued head is bubbly. retention isnt great, nor the lacing.

S: i get a lot of chocolate on the nose. a lot. milk and dark. a little bit of vanilla. not much else, wouldnt hate for a bit more diversity.

T: dry roasted malt starts the body off in a good way. the body is flavorful but not over-the-top. the body slightly reminds me of motor oil. finish is dry and roasted goodness. bitter dark chocolate linger with plenty of coffee flavor as well.

M: moderate carbonation on a medium body.

D: this stuff is delicious. flavorful, not too heavy or too light. a really enjoyable and easy to find american porter.

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Photo of chrispoint
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Danobold
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jrohrbacher
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of drone
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black, decent amount of head and lace on the glass. Love the pitch black chocolate cover

S - Burnt toast, sweet chocolate, and hints of alcohol.

T - Like the smell, burnt biscuit up front, but sweet chocolate towards the end and a nice hop kick for good measure. A damn tasty porter with a lot going on

M - Full body, nice bite at the end.

O - An excellent Porter. I wouldn't expect anything less in a "dark" beer from Founders, who seems to do it better than anyone

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ElGordo
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black, with a nice, small, creamy head. Aroma of roasted dark and chocolate malts, with some chicory and a bit of a nutty character.
Palate is big on roasted malt up front, with notes of chocolate and mocha. A rich, nuttiness emerges mid-palate, and the roasted character becomes tempered by a good dose of hoppy bitterness.
Body is creamy and full, just thick enough to hold the robust flavor. This beer goes down pretty easily for being so strong and full of flavor. It's one of my first experiences with Founders' brews, and I'm looking forward to trying many more.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,321 ratings.
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