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:
7,317
Reviews:
1,622
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,629
For Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,317 |  Reviews: 1,622
Photo of lunarbrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of snowmageddon
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of rudabegga9
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mythaeus
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of zac16125
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass
no bottling dates

A: Pours an opaque black with browning on the edges when held to light and 1/2 fingers width of mocha colored head. Head dissipates down quickly and leaves effectively zero lacing.

S: Semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, char, subtle dark fruits. Lots of char, but pretty mild aroma overall.

T: Follows the nose, but better. Char, roasted malt, oak, heavy cream, chocolate, subtle hop bitterness. Excellent.

M/D: Fairly smooth, carbonation on the higher end for the style, drinkability is great. The only downside is it leaves this weird filmy feeling coating my mouth, and its very distracting.

O: Overall, aroma is a bit lacking but a really tasty beer. I dont drink standard porters all that often, but if I were to drink one this would be near the top of my list of choices.

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Photo of tourdot
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Roze
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Wer34truh
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RickS95
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours coal black, syrupy; with a thin brown head.

Subtle flavors in the nose. Coffee, chocolate and hops are noticeable.

Malt and chocolate on the tongue.

It's creamy and buttery in the mouth, with only a hint of bitter in the finish. Despite a reasonably high IBU rating, it's only slightly bitter and not for very long; balanced by the malty flavors.

This would make a great dessert beer, and trust me, you'd want seconds.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Pitch black with a 1 finger head that hangs around for just a bit. Head is creamy and dark mocha in color. Delightful lacing.

S- Dry coffee bean, unsweetend chocolate, powdered cocoa, mocha, earthy hops and caramel.

T- Love the flavor of this porter. Totally follows nose. Pine hops come out from underneath the dry, roasted goodness. Woodsy, slight charcoal, rich.

M- A little let down by the feel. not horrible, but somewhat thin for the style imo. Mid body. Dry and fairly drinkable.

O- I love a great porter, and that's exactly what this one is. Not real sweet, but delightfully earthy. One of the best in the country. Would most certainly have another!

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Photo of robebo44
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Proteus93
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black, and forming a very light, yet creamy head with a fairly assertive pour. Nice and sticky, it leaves rings of lace behind and a slow-to-fall layer of it after each sip.

S + T: Coffee and chocolate scents and flavours are not massive, but robust. Rich roasted malt scents, which come across as a little stronger on the nose than the palate, but it's still tasted.

M + D: Medium to full, with a nice creaminess. Softer carbonation, but just enough to complement the body feel. A nice porter, and a good session candidate. Nicely done, solid, and very enjoyable.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass. This beer is a very dark brown, almost black color. Tan head about an inch thick when poured, settles quickly to a nice surface coating and tan ring lining the inside of the glass. Good lacing. Has a roasted malty, coffee and chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. Very strong bitter, black coffee taste upfront, followed by roasted malt and sweeter chocolate and malt notes, capped off with a bit of vanilla. Despite the very bitter coffee flavor, I didn't detect much of a hop flavor. Has a crisp, frothy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink in the was well brewed beer ought to be. A winner here indeed!

Eric

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesyouam
4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Founders Porter is an opaque, brown-black beer with a brown sugar-colored froth that stays put. It has an aroma of roasty malts, caramel or brown sugar and zesty hops. Wow. It has a very American smell. It's pretty full bodied and soft. It vanishes from the mouth quickly and leaves the tongue a bit scratchy. It has flavors of dark malt, roastiness and maybe chocolate. A sort of lemon peel bitterness and some sort of grass or hay and spice seem to come from the hops. It's balanced perfectly. It's bold and delicious. This shows everyone what a porter is all about.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,317 ratings.
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