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Smoked Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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89
very good

291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 13
Gots: 45 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A robust porter brewed with beechwood-smoked barley, oak-smoked wheat and chocolate malt.

(Beer added by: Alextricity on 02-02-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Ptzy13, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

DanGeo, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

tectactoe, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

sabitu, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

warnerry, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

A: Dark as normal Founders Porter

S: Very smokey and dark

T: Smokiness is pretty well done, I could still taste the base Porter in the background.

M: Nice and full

O: This was definitely a good porter to drink BUT I have high expectations when coming from Founders. I would drink this again if I could find it but I wouldn't sell my first born for it.

barhoc11, Aug 30, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +8.5%

On tap at Hunahpu's Day 2014. Deep brown color with light tan head. Aroma is lightly smokey, dark grainy malt, some molasses-like sweetness. Taste is pleasantly smoked, not like a lot of American smoked beers. I also enjoy the roasted malt sweetness. Thick and somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

mverity, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

mikejonze, Mar 29, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +11.3%

On tap at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul, MN. Served in a 10 oz. chalice.

Appearance: Color is a dark brownish black. Moderate amount of bubbles and about two fingers of tan head which settle into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A rich and roasty dark malt forward aroma with big hints of smoke, oak, and dark chocolate. Dark roasted barley malts with a big presence of smoke, oak, dark chocolate, and wood. Also some good hints of dark roast coffee beans, toasted bread, biscuit, grains, wheat, burnt caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Subtle sweet hints of molasses as well as some light earthy hops. A very good roasty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a roasty and rich dark malt driven taste with big notes of smoke, oak, and sweet dark chocolate. Upfront dark roasted barley malts with a big taste of smoke, oak, wood, and nicely sweet dark chocolate. Also some dark malt notes of roasted coffee beans, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, nuts, wheat, and yeast. Subtle taste of molasses like sweetness. Some light earthy hop notes in the background. A very good balance of smokey notes and sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation is moderate. Very creamy with a nicely drying finish. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A very good smoked up version of Founders already great Porter. Strong smoke presence that isn't overwhelming. Nice presence of sweet chocolate.

MattyG85, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Griffith, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

DTSweet, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jburns301, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

sjones5045, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

zimm421, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Kegatron, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

beerhan, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

beergorrilla, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

robgage, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

MajorBuckeye, May 19, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Black, slightly over 1 finger mocha head. Nice thick lacing.

Smell - Smoke, wood char, hint of coffee grounds, smoked meat.

Taste - Smokey from the start. The for just a bit you get a malt roastiness, subtle coffee and spent coffee grounds, then the rest of the smokiness really develops. A few different characteristics, wood, char, smoked pork, all blanketing a very subtle grain flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation and smooth.

Overall - Good beer. Intense robust smokiness that almost makes you feel like your eating a meal. Bought 2, I will save one for a friend.

Flopjack, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Bung, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

KevinGordon, Aug 17, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -7.8%

A: pours black with half a finger of tan head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: roasted and smoked malts dominate with sweet cocoa and smokey, bacon-like aromas.

T: roasted and smoked malts here as well with burnt char and bitter cocoa. The finish is lightly bitter.

M: medium body and carbonation, this beer is nice feeling at first but finishes a little watery.

O: a pretty solid beer overall. Could use a little better body and some more depth of flavor.

n2185, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

dangelop, Aug 30, 2014
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Smoked Porter from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.