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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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dacrza1
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: January 18, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: AFV watching with the fam... APPEARANCE: jet black body; thick, creamy brown head that laces attractively; impressive screen of head is left behind... AROMA: some fragrant hops suggest a somewhat sophisticated premium lager; however, doughy malts make clear the beer's style... PALATE: whoa--high IBUs make for quite a blunt force impact at the teeth; a medium-balanced beer with a bold finish suggests more than 6.5% ABV...TASTE: the label suggests dark and rich--sweet and sour is perhaps may be a better hashtag; some whiskey or scotch...OVERALL: an intense porter, one that cannot be taken lightly; a mouthful of hop and malts, for sure...

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jp32
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jwinship83
3.33/5  rDev -21.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of soupyman10
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

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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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.64/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Well, this is very, very good. I tried the Porter about 18 or so months ago, and literally just picked up two bottles the other day, reviewing my second now.

This was bottled on 12/24/12, and pours a delicious super dark brown/black coffee color.

Smell is more than appropriate; Roasty/toasty malt and barley. Tobacco, hint of leather and grass.

Taste is similar. Super balanced and nearly perfect taste for a porter. This is incredible creamy.

Feels almost like a milk stout. It's a tad bit sweet, balanced with hops and light carb on the end.

overall, this could be my favorite porter, very good. My impression is that it needs to be fresher but not necessarily within weeks -- I'm thinking within 6-8 months. This is very good. Cheers.

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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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