Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,375 | Reviews: 1,265 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by SmashPants:
3.94/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a semi-stylish old-school label.
Appearance: pours an intense dark brown tending towards oily black, with a small amount of sediment evident on the final pour. An impressive tan head settles to a solid half-finger Minimal lacing.
Aroma: considering the reviews I have seen on this beer, I assume this has suffered a bit on the way to Australia. Smells only of light molasses and an unfortunate off malt. Not sure about that.
Taste: really picks up on the palate - plenty of unsweetened chocolate and roast malts, a touch of dark fruits. Very nice, particularly when the chill has left the glass.
Aftertaste: the malt profile drops away, leaving heavier dark fruits and some hop bitterness. Very nice.
Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate carbonation that brings the flavour through nicely - if you decide to let it warm enough.
Overall: a very nice American Porter - not overly flavoursome, but a fantastic mid-slow sipper once it has warmed sufficiently. Alternatively, at the right price (we get majorly ripped off in Australia) this could be a great sessional beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2013 11:25:33 | More by SmashPants
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