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:
#789
Reviews:
1,682
Ratings:
7,542
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
457
Gots:
1,755
Trade:
22
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

appearance: "Silky Black" according to the Founders site, but through light it seems a very deep red. Pretty brew in any case. Slight tan head, little lacing.
smell: That burnt porter edge but balanced with caramel sweetness.
taste: As the nose portends. burnt but balanced well.
overall: This may go in regular rotation.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of granger10
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everything about this beer screamed that it was a good, solid porter but probably nothing more. It had a lighter dark purple/red color to it. The aroma gave me little and the taste didn't knock me back either. It seemed well balanced with a chocolate flavor at the beginning, a creamy texture in the middle, and a little hoppiness in the finish. Good but nothing spectacular. The porter also went down easily but very rich when warmed up a bit. This beer is rich, dark, and sexy.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of albern
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This porter is so creamy that it borders on a milk stout. It pours an inky black color, and it is thick coming out of the bottle. There is a dark head to the beer that doesn't retain that well. It does lace around the glass. The nose is a coffee lovers delight. This is mocha, dark roasted coffee, chocolate and roasted and charred grains.

The taste is in line with the nose, although there is more complexity beyond the coffee notes. The beer is low carbonation, silky smooth, charred, roasted dark malts, some chocolate, and of course the dark roasted coffee flavors. There is a touch of leafy hop in there but to keep the beer honest, but the modus operandi of this beer is the silky smoothness and low ABV. This beer is a very delightful creamy porter that leaves an oily feel in the mouth and deep roasted chocolatey aftertaste.

Update 12-2010: There is a slight cocoa powder, chalkiness in the background. The beer is a touch more carbonated than originally reviewed, but still very creamy.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ocelot2500
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep mahogany color with a tight, mocha head that leaves nice chunks of lacing.

Smells of coffee, cocoa, and some earthiness.

Tastes of the deep roasted notes layered over earthy hops. Malts lead off with notes of cocoa, brown sugar, and coffee with a moderate amount of sweetness. This gives way to roasted and earthy bitterness which balances the sweetness. Finishes with another slight bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty, well done porter.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,542 ratings