Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders PorterFounders Porter
BA SCORE
94.3%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 7,392 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:
#739
Reviews:
1,648
Ratings:
7,392
Liked:
6,974
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
9.41%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
441
Gots:
1,675
Trade:
22
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brown black with a thin head. Poured aggressively and got a teensy head that disappeared pretty quickly.
S - Earthy and delicious. Reminds me of leaves during the fall, with some roasted coffee and a distinct sweet tone as well. Unidentifiable spicy notes as well. Citrusy hoppy presence as well.
T - Toasted nuts at first, followed by a surprisingly strong resinous hoppiness; very pleasant but also unexpected.
MF - Quite heavy and chewy etc. Nice. Surprising carbonation bite especially as the head was so hard to form. A slight alcohol warmth, considering the lower ABV I find this surprising.
O - Very solid beer, extremely tasty but not overpowering, could also drink several. Nice ABV.

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger head, which dissipates to a minimal, but sticky, lacing. Almost no cap to speak of.

S - Nicely roasted malt gives an aroma of heavy dark chocolate and coffee, with a hint of sweetness.

T - Sweet on the tip of the tongue, chocolate just showing through. Turns to black coffee with a nice bitterness that lasts into the aftertaste. Almost a little smokiness, like a roasted espresso bean.

M - Medium body and light carbonation, good, but could be a little heavier. Goes down smoothly, not syrupy like many porters.

O - Definitely a good porter. Nice coffee and chocolate notes in both flavor and smell as you would expect, with a nice bitter hint. Could use a something more than just the basic porter qualities, but still one of the best I have had. Worth trying if you are a dark beer drinker.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass from refrigerator temperature bottle, and the pour left a three inch malty head that dissipates to a half inch head within minutes of the initial pour. I figure it's too cold to take a first taste, since it was a chilled bottle and i figure to get the best taste as it starts to warm. But the Smell is magical. The appearance and smell are perfect 5.0s, it's that wonderful....
The first taste is simply mind blowing with burnt chocolate overtones. In fact, I taste more chocolate in this brew than I found in Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Go figure. I could drink this one all night. I probably should wait for this one to warm up before consuming but the anticipation is killing me, so I indulge. Wow ! When I visited The Liquor Stop in Highland, IN on a recent roadtrip, I had the opportunity to purchase several Founder's brews -- Breakfast Stout, Double Trouble, etc. -- but I was glad I purchased the Founder's Porter because it's a wonderful concoction. I will gladly buy again. If you have the chance to try this Founder's offering, I say go for it.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.3% out of 100 with 7,392 ratings
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