Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours dark black in my pint glass with a brownish-white head. The head is minimal and dies fast. Moderate carbonation. Some mahogany hues on the sides.
S: Nice porter aromas with some dark chocolate, charred grain, and caramel notes. There is some hints of smokiness too. The chocolate seems most prominent, but is very inviting. Light sweetness in the end.
T: A bevy of dark flavors here with beautiful dark chocolate flavors, melding with hints of roastiness and smokiness. Finishes with a rich, caramel-toffee sweetness. This is quickly followed in the aftertaste by more dark chocolate and roasted flavors. Not overly roasty like a stout. The flavors in this beer balance out to make this ever-so flavorful. The hops are there to balance it out and maybe add a hint of citrus, but they are definitely not overtaking the beautiful malt flavors.
M: Nice, medium bodied ale with an overall smooth mouthfeel. Finishes clean. Moderate carbonation really fits the style.
D: This is an exceptional Porter. One of the best Porters I have ever had. Beautiful balance of flavors overall. Unlike some other Porters, this one has a ton of flavor. At the same time, it is extremely drinkable. I'm not sure if I can call this my favorite yet, but it is damn close.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2010 19:50:26 | More by brewdoc75
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