Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,157 | Reviews: 1,315 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by AlejandroDodds:
4.47/5 rDev +5.2%
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
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Just about jet black. Poured looking like oil or syrup. Thin, non-persistent dark tan head and quickly fading lace
S - Sweet and roasted nut. Maybe some spice somewhere in there. Some coffee notes as well.
T - Pretty good. Taste like a good dark chocolate mixed with roasted...something. I don't want to say roasted nut again but pretty much. Starts off as a burst of dark chocolate and finishes nice and bitter. Burnt dark chocolate is the best way I can describe it.
M - Not much to say. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Pretty drinkable.
O - Overall this is a good porter. A tad bit too bitter for my liking, but still real good. Reminds me very much of Guinness Extra Stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 21:28:12 | More by Lordhelmit
4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is a touch smokey, extremely roasty giving offf some nice chocolate and coffee tones. Flavor is a touch smokey as well, wonderfully roasty with some great dark chocolate and coffee and a touch of char, and a nice intrusion of some bitterness from some hops in the finish. A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, an absolutely fantastic porter here. Just as good, just different, from my favorite porter, Odell's Cutthroat Porter. Loved it, will absolutely be drinking lots more of this one.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 20:11:47 | More by denver10
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.