Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Nearly black, semi-opaque body. Rich tan head takes its time in settling.
Smell: Roasted malts, with a faint hint of chocolate.
Taste: Rich roasted malts again dominate. Subtle dark chocolate with a mildly bitter aftertaste. I can tell this is a Founders beer, because the taste reminds me a lot of their Breakfast Stout.
Mouthfeel: Quite thick. One of the more full-bodied porters I've encountered.
Drinkability: The alcohol is nearly undetectable, but 6.5% is in a dangerous ABV range in that one could easily get carried away without realizing it.
Notes: I must say, this is a top-notch American style porter. Many brewers would kill to have their STOUT this thick and creamy. It strikes me as a slightly lighter version of Founders' Breakfast Stout, without all the coffee flavor, and with more of an emphasis on the roasted character of the malt.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2010 23:44:07 | More by Josievan
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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 4,398 ratings.