Porter | Founders Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
PorterPorter
BA SCORE
4.25/5
Outstanding
7,509 Ratings
PorterPorter
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:
#769
Reviews:
1,671
Ratings:
7,509
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
452
Gots:
1,739
Trade:
22
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,509 |  Reviews: 1,671
Photo of JoNo06
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of g0cubz
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of shakedownon9th
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of trc77
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of abenf
2/5  rDev -52.9%

Photo of Eldrad
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

"The Porter that drinks like a Stout."
That should be the marketing slogan for this beer.

Bottled 11/17/13

A - Impenetrable darkness, with a faint head. Compared against Sierra Nevada Porter, this was thick and viscous (SN looked like weak Midwestern coffee or southern iced tea in comparison). Probably the darkest, blackest porter I've examined.

S - Strong roasted barley smell, maybe a dollop of dark chocolate.

T - A near-perfect balance of multiple malts and then malt/hop. Outstanding roasty malt goodness with hops seeming to act like an "unsweetened" agent against a slight dark chocolate suggestion. As if some really, really expensive euro dark unsweetened chocolate accidently fell into the kettle. This 6.5% ABV beer could probably hold up if ABV was jacked up a couple of percentages.

M - Creamy perfection, a near velvet wash throughout the mouth. thick and luscious, like you get from a quality stout. Even moreso than many stouts out there (hmmm...I should compare this with SN Stout!).

O - Benchmark for its style. Period. This is the 3rd time I've had this beer over the past few years, and this has held up to my impressions the other times I've been fortunate to drink it. Lives up to its expectations. If there is a better porter on this continent, it sure ain't anyplace I've ever shopped. Seek this one out.

 1,336 characters

Photo of jferg007
3.38/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SuperVillainOutcast
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Chidecki
4.86/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jamiesue
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Okiehops31
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bwmckinney
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeSimone101
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ironmaiden232
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Matt-MI
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bwrazen
3.4/5  rDev -20%

Photo of snarey32
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BruceChristopher
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Mezmerized07
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wabridges
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love the smoky flavor, yum.

27 characters

Photo of budman619
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Digging founders right now! Everyone was telling me to try breakfast stout so i got one and a porter and enjoyed the porter a little more. Both are fantastic!!

 159 characters

Photo of jranson82
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 4/25/16. Poured from 12 oz bottle to 25cl snifter at 60F.
A:Dark! could easily be called a stout from appearances. Dark tan head with strong lacing that recedes to a thin layer over the beer.
S: Blended, with some coffee and charred notes meeting sweet malt notes.
T: Honestly, first thought was bacon, but subtle. Particularly, due to a moderate smokiness and a maple-like malt sweetness. Some burnt/astringent notes, some coffee/chocolate. Hop bitterness was hard to discern from strong burnt flavors but they seem to lend an earthy note. Burnt notes persist on the tongue.
M: Mouthfeel is appropriate with medium carbonation and a satisfying consistency without being overly thick.
O: Excellent beer, but powerful. Sometimes I see porters as a "stout light", this is not that porter.

 807 characters

Photo of Valtteri
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OhDavidBowie
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kristopherfinley
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Strong sweet chocolaty aroma. What's expected from a porter is obtained when drinking this beast. Very complex taste with hints of brown sugar and molasses. Much love.

 167 characters

Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,509 ratings