Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by sweethome:
4.72/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Midnight pour...so dark and mysterious for a porter. Big tan head lingers for some time. Great lacing right off the bat. As beer consumed - it just got better.
Nose is dominated by rich chocolate. Can almost taste a lush melted chocolate off the nose. A hit of roast malt and just a bit of floral hop aroma in the back. The roast came out more as the beer opened up.
Smooth entry - builds out with the chocolate malt, the roast is more pronounced in the taste. Perfect balance between the two...then the bittering hops add their own balance. No discernable bittering hops, just enought to help clean out the palate for the next sip. Tasting bittersweet chocolate on this long finish. A hint of musty yeast on the finish - but in a good way like the best british porters on cask.
A lovely complexity of flavor...when porter is done to this level, it is one of my favorite styles. Fantastic flavor development and perfect use of hops for the style. They don't take over the beer, rather compliment the underlying flavor and provides a cleansing to the palate.
My goodness, the roastiness develops more and more with each sip.
I put this up with a few of my favorite Porters - Smuttynose and Great Lakes Ed Fitz (on tap circa early 1990's). Those ad few tasty ones I had on cask in english pubs too long ago to remember the brewery...
This may be my favorite Founders beer to date, which is really saying something.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2011 04:25:36 | More by sweethome
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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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