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:
7,358
Reviews:
1,639
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
436
Gots:
1,651
For Trade:
22
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of deadliest
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Gemini6
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwinship83
3.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- black body with a coffee colored head that became non-existant in a matter of a few minutes. not even a crown

S- roasted malt and alot of chocolate. tons of coffee in the nose also.

T- intensely dark and roasted. lots of chocolate, and a massive blast of coffee at the end.

M- the first thing i noticed about the mouthfeel is how smooth it is. decently thick too. upon the finish, the mouth is left very dry.

D- easy enough to finish. a bit too intense on the coffee to consider having more than one of these right now. im glad to see founders increasing their year round line up.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TBonez477
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stronger licorice flavor than expected but otherwise a nice smooth, full-bodied porter.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, near black color. Small tan head on top that dissolves quickly to a very thin film. No lacing.

Nose is strong roasted malt. Light chocolate, and then coffee that gets stronger as the brew warms. Nice, straight-forwardly aromatic.

Flavor is even better, and definitely more complex. Lots of coffee, roasted malt. Chocolate, some light dried fruit (prunes?). A hint of toffee. Cookies. Smokiness. Pretty smooth drink.

Body is medium to full with good carbonation.

Overall, a very good beer. Nice flavor, one I'd come back to for sure.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jp32
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black in color with a tan colored foamy head that seems to stick around for a while.

S: Rich and roasty. Simple, yet extremely nice.

T: A complex roastiness overwhelms the flavor profile. Smokey, earthy, toasted, dark, roasted malts. There isn't much else that shows up here... however the beer tastes so good I'm not counting that as a bad thing.

F: It's definitely a full-bodied porter. They didn't leave anything out in terms of mouthfeel.

O: A true, full bodied porter. Exactly what I hoped it would be. Thanks Founders!

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

A fairly aggressive pour produces a mere 2cm head, indicating that this is a fairly dense brew. Head is a moderate tan color and of small, dense bubbles. Body is dark brown to black, almost opaque, but when held up the light reveals a murky transparency. Head retention is solid, and lacing is fairly fantastic, decorating the sides of the glass with plenty of shapes.

Beer gives off the aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, fairly fresh coffee, slight smokiness, and prunes. Nicely complex, with each scent mingling well with the others.

Opens with tastes of dark chocolate, bitter coffee, a little burnt toast, and faint smokiness. Aftertaste is of bittering hops mixed with roasted, fairly bitter coffee, then mixed with malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, but perhaps a little watery right upfront. Carbonation Otherwise medium to medium-heavy with a dry finish, a bit too syrupy.

This is a very enjoyable, complex porter, will definitely seek out again.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bzach
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Bf_89
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Warren2621
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Massbmx
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,358 ratings.
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