Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by dmgeng:
3.9/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I wanted to try on of Founder's favorite brews, their well known Porter.
A - Deep dark brown color basically black. Sort of cloudy with some dark particles settling out after about 5 minutes (could be batch specific). Brown head with medium staying power and large bubbles. Medium to light lacing.
S - Strong porter aroma with caramel/chocolate/roasty/malty tones. The chocolate and malty seem to mix seamlessly with the roasted character.
T - This beer has a taste spot on with the smell. All of the dark beer flavors come together to form a well mixed beer that has everything you would want in a porter. The beer is definitely sweeter than a stout but still has the roasted bitterness that balances nicely. The complexity and full flavored nature make this a good 1 or 2 beer but probably not an all day kind of beer.
M - High mouth-feel almost similar to an imperial stout from the sweetness. Light to moderate carbonation. The substantial body with a moderate alcohol makes this a great finishing beer.
Overall, this is a solid regular porters with all of the flavors and feel you would expect. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to try another porter and like dark beers in general. Maybe not the best porter I've ever had but definitely a good beer and I'll try it again at a later date.
Glass- Shaker Pint
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 10:08:25 | More by dmgeng
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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