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Smoked Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 11
Gots: 44 | FT: 9
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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4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft only offering in this market. On tap at the Moan and Dove. Served in a mug.

A: Very dimly lit in here, but it appears to be a solid opaque black. Creamy brown head retains well at one inch.

S: Bitter dark chocolate, lots of roasted barley, chocolate truffles, campfire is a bit more subtle than expected, slightly metallic, plum ester.

T: Milk chocolate and chocolate truffles. Roasted barley. Hints of espresso and woody, nutty malts. Campfire and smoke strike a perfect balance and complement the roasted malts harmoniously. Slightly metallic and steely. Plum and currant esters. Decadent chocolates, woody smoke, and roasted barley on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Decadent and rich. Very velvety and creamy. Ridiculously smooth. No too weighty, but it certainly has substance. Low carbonation lets the rich malt textures settle in.

O: Oh God was this good. So decadent in both flavor and feel. Like high end chocolates that melt in your mouth. The smoked malts strike an absolute perfect balance. They complement without overstepping their bounds. An absolute pleasure to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

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

On-tap at Novare

A: Pours a pitch black color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to almost nothing. Leaves some pretty decent lacing, regardless

S: Roasted malts with a bit of light smoke, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. A lot like the regular porter with a nice bit of smoke

T: Again, roasted malts with a bit of salty smokiness up front, followed by a nice bit of lightly sweet chocolate and some coffee. Finishes with a bit of the smoke and some bitterness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice twist on the regular porter. The smoke doesn't overwhelm the base, and adds a nice bit of complexity. Quite drinkable for being 8%, and doesn't get overly cloying like some smoke or rauchbiers. Glad I got to try it

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Founders Smoked Porter

Enjoyed on tap at the Sugar Maple. Served in a snifter...

A) Dark brown to black... Nice thick tan head. Nice retention... Looks rich and filling.

S) Campfire, applewood, coffee, hint of chocolate, mild sweetness. A bit earthy... Mainly a meaty smokiness... I don't go for many smoked beers. I enjoyed the aroma here.

T) Follows the nose... Again haven't had many smoked beers, and the ones I've had didn't do much for me. I think the difference here is likely that Founders really knows how to brew stouts and porters. They just make some tasty darker beers. The smoke really works for me here.

M) Rich and creamy... Full bodied, with moderate carbonation. Went down nicely with a smokey ashy finish.

O) Enjoyed this Backstage release... Glad I had the opportunity to give it a try. Seems like a good smoked beer to give folks that haven't explored the style much. Solid brew... Glad to recommend...

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Smoked Porter from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.