Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Damian:
3.78/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Drank from a 12 fl. oz. (355 ml) bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
Served in a pint glass
Deep brown/black appearance. A tight and bubbly, two-finger crop of mocha colored froth topped the liquid. The head was slow to fade. Thick, drippy blocks of lacing coated the glass.
The nose was rich and smooth. French roast coffee came through strong. Lots of deep, dark malts. Touch of powdered cocoa. Somewhat sweet with a creamy, milkiness.
Roasted malts dominated the flavor profile. Strong espresso notes. Bakers chocolate was noticeable as well. Smoke and charred wood came through in the center. The finish was super dry and and quite ashy. It was also crisp and bitter with a fair dose of piney hops. As the beer warmed, the bitter, burnt wood notes turned somewhat acrid.
The mouthfeel was fairly average. Medium bodied with a moderate effervescence. For a 6.5% ABV porter, it was a touch thinner than I was anticipating. As the beer warmed, the carbonation settled down and the beer became a bit slicker and creamier on the palate.
Founders Porter could be a fantastic beer if not for the acrid notes on the finish. Beers like this one are not really meant to be cellared, but perhaps a bit of age could do it some good.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2012 02:15:31 | More by Damian
More User Reviews:
4.89/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Founders Porter has a medium-to-thick, beige head, an extremely dark brown appearance, and a touch, here and there, of lacing left behind. The aroma is rich, sweet, dark-roasted malt, coffee, cream, and chocolate. Taste is of the same, with significant acidity and bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and Founders Porter finishes semi-dry, delicious, and super-drinkable. Just a great, great beer!
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 14:29:53 | More by RonaldTheriot
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,624 ratings.