Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,181 | Reviews: 1,317 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by punky796:
5/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On-tap at Bar Louie.
A - Pours dark-dark-brown, almost black, like Guinness. About a finger of thick cream-colored head, but dissipates after a short time. Moderate lacing.
S - Coffee, chocolate, caramel malts. A touch of alcohol, even. All very roasty/toasty.
T - All the same as the smells, and additionally a healthy amount of bitterness, in a good way. Excellent.
M - Smooth, creamy, medium-low carbonation. Almost warms you up as you drink it. Great body. Easy to take another healthy-sized slug right after.
O - You're not supposed to give many fives, but it's happening here...it almost feels like there should be more to say. This is as close to perfect as I can imagine. The best beer I've had to date.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2013 09:08:15 | More by punky796
More User Reviews:
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
4.19/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Never actually had the Founder's Porter before today. Here goes:
A: OK, nothing special, though. The beer is dark and completely opaque; no light gets through. The lacing is adequate. The only problem I had with this beer was that the head was practically nonexistent.
S: I love it! Obvious presence of lactose sugar and milk. There's also a significant presence of burnt malt, and this imparts a mild coffee smell. No hops are apparent.
T: Very good. Great roasted coffee taste. The heavily-kilned malt imparts a coffee flavor, but it isn't as overbearing as in other stouts. The presence of lactose sugar also softens the burnt malt somewhat. In conclusion, while there's a significant presence of burnt malt, the harshness is mitigated by the presence of lactose sugar.
M: Nice. Thick and creamy. It glides down the throat with little resistance.
O: A very pleasant, well-balanced porter. The coffee taste isn't overbearingly bitter owing to the milkiness imparted by the lactose. Will try again.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 19:36:41 | More by leantom
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,181 ratings.