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Smoked Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 12
Gots: 47 | FT: 8
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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jaemeno3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-14-2014 03:51:51 | More by jaemeno3
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

02-20-2014 03:03:56 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-16-2014 19:30:25 | More by tectactoe
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-22-2014 21:53:05 | More by sabitu
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-08-2014 19:35:26 | More by warnerry
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mverity

Florida

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.

03-10-2014 16:39:49 | More by mverity
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mikejonze

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-29-2014 05:17:43 | More by mikejonze
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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.

02-26-2014 06:58:26 | More by MattyG85
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Ptzy13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-01-2014 19:29:56 | More by Ptzy13
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-12-2014 15:24:16 | More by Griffith
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DTSweet


3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-22-2014 22:57:09 | More by DTSweet
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jburns301

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-15-2014 15:39:34 | More by jburns301
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-13-2014 21:18:10 | More by sjones5045
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zimm421

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-18-2014 23:08:24 | More by zimm421
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-25-2014 19:09:28 | More by Kegatron
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beerhan

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-23-2014 15:14:48 | More by beerhan
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-21-2014 22:42:53 | More by beergorrilla
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-21-2014 21:44:10 | More by robgage
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MajorBuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

05-19-2014 11:49:52 | More by MajorBuckeye
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Flopjack

Michigan

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.

03-01-2014 17:09:33 | More by Flopjack
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Bung

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-16-2014 19:00:36 | More by Bung
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

04-23-2014 08:54:15 | More by Sanchezrox23
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-17-2014 22:03:31 | More by KevinGordon
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n2185

North Carolina

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.

04-22-2014 23:38:15 | More by n2185
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-04-2014 15:01:23 | More by BuckTuckian
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Smoked Porter from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.