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Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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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
Ranking:
#765
Reviews:
1,662
Ratings:
7,464
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
450
Gots:
1,711
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,464 |  Reviews: 1,662
Photo of m_p_snyder
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Crimkj
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours black cola color.

Overall: This a world-class American Porter. It has the perfect combination of roasted coffee, grain, and chocolate. This is a wonderful beer and a perfect porter. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jwmoore
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of youngblood
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours dark brown with small tan head.
S- Strong espresso and dark chocolate coming off of this. Bit of a burnt toast nose to it also.
T- Espresso, Chocolate, bit of creamy sweetness also. Follow the smell, there is a bit of a burnt aftertaste.
M- Creamy and quite smooth, leaves mouth satisfied
D- Easily put back. Goes down rather easy.

This is a really great example of what a Porter should be.

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Photo of Bogforce
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: BLACK, couldn't get any light through this beer. Doesn't pour with much of a head and had a small amount of lacing.

S: Has a nice roasty coffee smell, big roasted malt. Also has a small bit of hops to the smell.

T: The taste isn't bad, just as it smells. A pretty coffee forward taste with small amount of hops as well.

M: Pretty smooth with a light carbonation, doesn't leave much on the tongue goes down smooth.

O: Pretty good beer, not a ton going on but what it has is good. Worth a try

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Photo of PlayitAgain
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of dbfp210
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of soldat329x
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of andrewm190
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a simple porter, but very delicious. Pours a thick black, with a full brownish head. Smells predominately of roasted malts, and tastes to match. I think it succeeds very well in being simple. the mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Not much intricacy to it, even in the aftertaste, but another sip doesn't require much effort. A well done beer from Founders, and worth your dollar.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of bgildea
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very nice dark black brown color. Slight tan head, that looks very appealing but fades. Slight lacing as well.

S: Good smell with some earthy/coffee notes.

T: The taste is a dark rich coffee flavor. I'm surprised that it's not called a coffee porter for the amount of coffee flavor that the beer has.

M: Thin mouthfeel with a slight alcohol taste. Not much thickness to the beer.

D: It's drinkable, but the coffee flavor might be too overwhelming to have several of them.

Overall: I enjoyed the beer, but the coffee flavor overwhelmed the other notes in the beer. I was satisfied, but I think Founder's has better beers out there.

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Photo of bezakjon
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ShadyJay
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of vfalstad
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TheBeerologist
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet

Pours a dark brown/black with a fairly thin (1/2 finger) tan head. This looks like a beautiful porter.

Smells of roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. A hint of coffee as well.

This is a very tasty beer, strongly flavored by the roasted malts. Some of the chocolate, but a very vice bitter finish with the hops. An all around great tasting porter that is full of flavor.

Nicely carbonated - with a fairly light mouthfeel for such a full flavored porter

Overall this is one of my favorite porters I have had. When living on the west coast my go to porter was Deschutes Black Butte, living in the Midwest this was my go to porter. Noe with a move to the east coast I need to find a replacement (though I was fortunate to find this on the shelves in RI)

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Photo of Jordanbryan10
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jade
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Cadbury
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of mick_cooper
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Recondopf
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Brewben_James321
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GoatMother
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Songminx2
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Riverwarrior
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S = Coffee and chocolate.

T = Dark chocolate is upfront with caramel quickly following. Coffee flavor comes in near the end making for a very balanced beer. The finish was excellent with just enough chocolate and coffee bitterness to almost replicate a cafe mocha.

MF = Body was medium with carbonation being just below moderate. Rich, creamy, and smooth.

Overall, this was an incredibly easy to drink solid porter and one of the best that I've tasted.

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Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,464 ratings
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