Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,396 | Reviews: 1,266 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by AlejandroDodds:
4.47/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Serving Type: Purchased a 12oz. bottle from the Beer Trappe in Lexington poured into a Maudite tulip glass.
Appearance: This porter is a pitch black color that when held up to the light still doesn't let it through. Lacing is only apparent when tipping the beer back in the form of tiny bubbles.
Smell: I have always had a tough time describing porters in terms of taste and smell but here goes. In the nose is a great mix bag of dark chocolate and smokey unsweetened espresso.
Taste: Upfront is bitterness that is followed by an intensified version of the nose combining dark chocolate and smokey unsweetened espresso that all closes sharply.
Mouthfeel: The mouth begins with a light carbonation that closes the taste but leaves a light oily coating.
Overall: One of the best porters I have had. Very complex yet drinkable. I highly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2012 02:18:54 | More by AlejandroDodds
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3.79/5 rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Black in color with no light penetration. Gorgeous 1 1/2 finger head that is made of uniform bubbles. The head lasts a long time - and is dense enough to reshape as you move the glass.
S: There is a smoked or charred smell. Like a charred hardwood. It almost smells like hickory smoked meat.
T: Smoke up front then again at the back. Slight mocha taste as it warms.
M: Dry feeling but goes down easily
O: The appearance on this one is amazing! If you handed this to me and said it was a smoked porter I would believe it. There is a lot of smoke essence in there. This one is good - but I wanted to love it and I am not there.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 00:56:58 | More by fscottkey
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,396 ratings.