Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by RussBecker1:
3.35/5 rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a very dark brown almost completely opaque, but does give off a very rich chocolate hue. The head is small but there as it falls between either 1/2 to 1 finger tall. Nice color on the head with a burnt toffee, but the head dissipates quickly leaving the inky body behind. Very carbonated for a porter.
S-Nicely complex. The malts are the first thing that hit you followed by the roasting process. The malts are a but too smokey however as the note is pleasant to begin with, but there does not appear to be enough sweetness in the undertones to cut through. Coffee is strong as well with a bit of tangy molasses to round it out.
M-As mentioned before, the body is very carbonated which I felt took away from a number of the flavors. Certainly this is not a stout, but any sort of body would have been appreciated.
T-The first note that hits the palate are the malts, but as detailed in the nose the smoke proves to be too much. The roast hits the tip of the tongue and proceeds to flow throughout the palate. There are a number of sweet and savory undertones, mostly coffee and \maybe vanilla bean, but having the malts hit the palate first, they mask far too many of the undertones leaving something to be desired.
O-About average to me despite the popularity.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2012 15:20:25 | More by RussBecker1
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3.39/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This tastes exactly like coffee to me. That isn't a bad thing, I am just not picking up anything else. Add cream & sugar & I'd be having this with my breakfast tomorrow morning. Maybe leave out the cream and make an ice out of that.
Overall, a good porter & a really good beer - but there are better for the money IMHO.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 06:57:06 | More by slym
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,196 ratings.