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Smoked Porter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 15
Gots: 43 | FT: 6
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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Photo of challenja
4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Big Hunt DC.
A: this is a dim lit bar so I am not going to B.S. you.
S: cold pint glass= weak aromatics but from what I gather its charred American oak , dark chocolate cocoa nibs, smoked Wood chipped pork meat, black pepper.
T: now this is a smoked porter. Beautiful balance of smoked meats and chocolate cocoa.The smoked ash oak barrel really shines through here. Notable black pepper and vanilla bean extract. Supremely delicious.
M: a bodily carbonated porter. Nice medium body and full tasting smokey draw.
O: one of the absolute best examples of a smoked porter that I have found. Try one and buy many.

challenja, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Bung
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Bung, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev 0%

Holland, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of drbenderdo
4/5  rDev 0%

drbenderdo, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of tsauce2
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

tsauce2, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Hopscotchale
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Hopscotchale, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Hypersomnia
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Hypersomnia, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of jaemeno3
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

jaemeno3, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Tracker83, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

amishbooze, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of letshaveanother
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

letshaveanother, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

david131, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of JVoyager
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

JVoyager, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Tee2Grn
4/5  rDev 0%

Tee2Grn, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours with a dark brown head of about three fingers. Head quickly settled to being present just on the edges of the glass. Pours with a medium body of thickness. No active carbonation.

Smell: tons of that creamy sweet malt presence on the nose. Roasted tones pop up on the body with thick, meaty smoke aromas. Toffee and bitter chocolate picked up on the back end as well.

Taste: meaty smokiness on the front. Toffee and chocolate pudding pull the palate in. The body is some roasted malt and creamy oats with accents of bitter chocolate snowballing into the finish. Dry finish of coffee grounds and lingering dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: creamy sweet front slowly transforms into a darker and heavier chocolate bitterness which lingers on the palate for a long time.

Overall: another outstanding offering from the backstage series. I love seeing different and underappreciated styles being showcased. This is a wonderfully balanced and complex smoked porter. Toast to you founders!

KFBR392, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Leiting
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Leiting, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

BMart, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of ari32
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

ari32, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

PGVG, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of mverity
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4/5  rDev 0%

zacky_U, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

alex021224, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

jemarent, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

pandow, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of BHansen214
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

BHansen214, Mar 09, 2014
Smoked Porter from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.