Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,070 | Reviews: 1,310 | Display Reviews Only:
4.34/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - dark, thinner, barely any froth
S - mild malt, chocolate, and coffee
T - sweet, malty, bittersweet chocolate, hint of coffee
M - low carbonation, silky smooth, medium bodied
O - very good, almost stout like, founders continues to do dark beers exceptionally well
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 03:35:55 | More by halo3one
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
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,070 ratings.