Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev -3.5%
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pours straight black with one finger of khaki head that recedes to nice thin layer. The aroma is really strong with roasted malts. Lots of chocolate and coffee, some roastiness, some dark fruits with a touch of alcohol. Taste is a like the nose with a really strong chocolate and coffee with just enough bitterness to balance it out. The mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Definitely a nice porter, wish it was distributed to my area.
12-01-2011 03:04:51 | More by quirkzoo
4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
This one pours about as black as a beer gets. The head is a pretty dark shade of tan and has excellent retention. Lacing is no slouch either; the thick curtain sticks to the pint glass like glue.
Lots of chocolate and a dash of roasty bitterness come from the first whiffs. As I dwell further, I notice there is a generous abundance of hops as well, a welcome scent. Ripe fruit esters, caramel, cream, and coffee accent the aforementioned flavors, rounding out a nicely complex aroma.
Balance is excellent in the flavor, and it's extremely well-rounded. The torch get's passed from sweet up front, to slightly tart and astringent midriff, and finally to dry and bitter in the aftertaste. The chocolate and coffee are assertive, but there's a lot more going on in here, excellent. The finish is where the earthy hop profile seems to take hold, the leafy and grapefruit character is definitely evident.
The feel is very silky and smooth (like conditioner - goes on first to clean zhe hair). There is a good amount of viscosity, yet it's lightened up by sharp, but brief, carbonation. The dry finish begs for another sip.
Founder's certainly nailed this one. It's a model of complexity, and covers all the bases well. In addition, it's a year round offering that's easy on the wallet.
11-30-2011 02:06:43 | More by climax
4.1/5 rDev -3.5%
A - pours with two fingers of tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles slowly and leaves moderate lace.
S - a strongly roasty aroma with coffee and a bit of chocolate.
T - smoky coffee and some dark chocolate up front. A little bit of spice comes out in the middle with notes of chicory and licorice. Finishes with lots of coffee and moderate malt bitterness.
M - a fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.
D - nicely done, this is a bit on the thick side for a porter, but very well balanced and flavorful.
11-29-2011 03:13:25 | More by nickfl
4.13/5 rDev -2.8%
A: Half finger milk chocolate head with some lacing. dark black without light passing through.
A: lots of chocolate with dark roast and coffee notes. The smell is very sweet.
T: mostly dark roasted malt and coffee with the choclate in the sweet finish and less doimianting than in the aroma. A decent hop bitterness intermixed.
M: thick and full bodied, light to moderate carbonation, very smooth.
Overall: A very drinkable porter. Porter is one of my least favorite genres however this is a very good beer.
11-29-2011 02:56:21 | More by kylehay2004
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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