Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.28/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured out of a stubby brown 12 oz bottle into a 50 cL glass stein. Bottle doesn't seem to have a bottling or freshness date, but I know that this bottle is about 6 months old.
Appearance - Aggressive pour yields a half-finger of light foam, which dissipates quickly--about 60 seconds. The color is wheat bread and sits atop a rich almost-black chestnut brown colored body. Foam settles as a rim around the edge of the glass, with a faint etching of lace across the surface.
Smell - Hard to pick up at first, but gets stronger as it warms. Roasted notes and faint sweetness, with some hints of leather and fresh soil.
Taste - Semisweet chocolate and burnt caramel up front. Those flavors evolve into a stronger element of bittering hops and burnt toast on the aftertaste. Some licorice element as it warms.
Mouthfeel - Rich and smooth, but only medium-bodied. A light but present amount of carbonation tingle. Finish is viscous and lingering.
Overall a wonderfully drinkable porter, with a complex flavor. Given that it's fairly easy to get in my neck of the woods, I imagine I'll have this one many more times.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2013 02:05:43 | More by LambicPentameter
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