Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

7,317 Ratings
Founders PorterFounders Porter

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jjanega08
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A= pours a dark jet black somewhat thick looking with a thin tan head that falls so fast you can barely get a glimpse with no lacing.
S= tons of coffee in it with a lot of toasted malts and thin traces of dark chocolate.
T= nice coffee flavor with a lot of toasted malt and some smokyness. Really has a slightly burn toast kind of taste.
M= kinda prickly. Not too impressed.
D= pretty good. Reminds me of the breakfast stout but not as amazing. Still a very good beer.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
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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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes, 1/14/12.

Thanks to Steve for this one, 12oz bottle dated 10/24/11 poured into a Snake River pint glass and shared with the wife.

A: Pretty dark and opaque, some creamy tan lacing left behind from an unimpressive head.

S: Lots of chocolate sweetness, hints of an oaty quality and dark malt sweetness. Robust without being roasty.

T: Dominated by creamy chocolate, rich dark malts. Light hopping here, really letting the creamy milk chocolate shine. Hints of dark fruit and a lactose sugar. Semi sweet but definitely not cloying.

MF: Creamy moderate body, so so smooth. Very nice.

O: An enjoyable porter. I prefer more roast & coffee-like flavors but its impossible not to like this offering.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle tried 26 Sep 2010. Served in the 0.3 L Unibroue tulip.

Large dark brown head. Medium carbonation. Very dark brown in color, opaque. Aroma is roasty coffee, almost smoky. Starts with mocha, chocolate and a touch of smokiness. Lots of roasty chocolatiness throughout. Milky creamy body, ethanol is warming but not strong. Semi sweet chocolate and coffee finish. Lingering roasty malt aftertaste with a touch of milkiness.

Quite delicious.

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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 7,317 ratings.
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