Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,158 | Reviews: 1,315 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Phocion:
4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I recently picked this up, but it says bottled on "06/08." Not sure if it's three years old or from June 8th. Oh well.
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Surprisingly minimal dark tan head but moderate lacing. Pitch black.
Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, cocoa, coffee, and a hint of grapefruit hops... which is impressive if this is indeed three years old.
Flavor is roasted malts and coffee...but not as bitter and dark-roasted as the coffee flavor you get in many stouts and porters. Some hint of bitterness from the hops and dark chocolate, but overall very well balanced. Slight touch of caramel sweetness.
Medium-heavy bodied, fairly creamy but also moderately chewy with good carbonation.
Overall, definitely a solid and well above-average porter. Definitely worth picking up now that the weather's dropping.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2011 22:25:27 | More by Phocion
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
4.54/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | 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
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