Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 7,389 ratings
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
Ranking:
#740
Reviews:
1,648
Ratings:
7,389
Liked:
6,972
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
9.41%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
441
Gots:
1,673
Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,389 |  Reviews: 1,648
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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of ElGordo
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of stephenlee
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Photo of BranfordBound
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had out of the 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Black as night beer with a tan head, bit of spotty lacing.

Big sweet porter notes in the aroma, significant roast and dark fruits lead the assault. Flavor is even more potent than the aroma, big chewy sweetness up front. Dark fruits and cacao in the middle followed by a finish of char and bitterness. This is a big beer in a small package.

Very full and rich body but not settling too heavy in the stomach. Overall a masterful brew and now one of my favorite porters.

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Proteus93
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
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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3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured black with a small creamy head that dissipated instantly

S- Sweet chocolate and roasty notes

T- Big sweet milk chocolate notes, roasty notes, cocoa, and maybe a little vanilla

M- Thicker mouthfeel, creamy up front, but very highly carbonated especially on the finish. More carbonated than I would like but still a pretty good mouthfeel

O- A very robust and flavorful porter, very sweet and roasty. I actually made some great pancakes tonight with this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of yesyouam
4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
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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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 7,389 ratings
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