Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by starrdogg:
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Review #200, figured I'd make it an old favorite.
Beer pours a dark brown/almost black with a fluffy brown head. Smell is chocolate, roasted malts and also a bit of caramel malt in there as well. Flavor follows the nose, but takes it up a notch. This beer has an incredible balance of flavors - the roast malts don't take over the beer like they do in a lot of porters, instead it's got a little bit of sweetness to it and an incredible dark chocolate cookie-ish flavor (it reminds me of the chocolate crunchies on a Carvel ice cream cake). The mouthfeel of this beer, at least on tap, is what really makes this beer. It's very full-bodied and robust, unlike most porters which I find too thin. It's also got high carbonation which keeps it from being too heavy despite the larger feel. Overall, this is one of the best porters out there, and maybe THE best porter not made by Hill Farmstead (Everett and Twilight of the Idolts reign supreme). It's a hell of a lot easier to get than the HF beers, so it's my go-to porter. An excellent beer.
I will say that this beer is still great, but maybe not quite as amazing out of the bottle as it is on tap or on cask. The mouthfeel especially tends to lose a little something.
Serving type: on-tap
11-23-2012 06:09:50 | More by starrdogg
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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
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
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