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Founders 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:
#754
Reviews:
1,658
Ratings:
7,437
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
447
Gots:
1,698
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,437 |  Reviews: 1,658
Photo of captainbearcat
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dddddddd
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GTB
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a very dark brown with a two finger brown head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malts.

T - The taste is dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The finish has a light lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy mouthfeel with a nice crisp finish.

O - One of the best and most easily accessible porters. A perfect example of the style. A must try,

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Beer4B
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of LambicKing
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dental
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

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 Lingenbrau
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely a great porter, with a bit more bite of bitterness.

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Photo of sposter4
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of DbbC
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Modernrickk
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,437 ratings
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