Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,317 | Reviews: 1,326 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev -5.2%
A true porter indeed.
It pours dark black, nice tan head that cascades nice as you pour. The head maintains to lace somewhat from a moderate carbonated, full bodied brew. Though its not overly thick.
Aroma of dark roasted malts carry into the taste with dark chocolates, cocoa, charred wood, coffee and a toffee sweetness.
Easy on the mouth with a hop oil coat yet a slight burnt toast dryness.
A robust porter, well made.
11-27-2011 16:06:33 | More by chilidog
4.08/5 rDev -4%
Poured into a 12oz Pint Glass
Appearance - Dark brown/black with a very brown 1 finger head that leaves behind some good lacing. Can see some carbonation bubbles sticking to the side before disappearing.
Smell - Very strong caramel and burnt malts, mixed in with a rich dark chocolate and coffee/mocha aroma. For some reason, I find this to be a very fun beer to smell.
Taste - Very strong roasted malts followed by coffee and dark chocolate. For some odd reason, the strong caramel flavor that I was expecting is mysteriously absent. I find the burnt malt flavor throw off the flavor a little bit, but it's still an excellent tasting porter in general
Mouthfeel - It's a pretty heavy bodied porter, but that helps add to the smoothness. Carbonation is also fairly light, which helps give it a creamy sort of feel in terms of drinkability.
Overall - This is a good, if not imperfect, porter. The burnt malt flavor tends throw the flavor off balancea little more than I'd like; However, still manages to taste great and it's also a smooth and creamy porter that's very easy to drink!
11-27-2011 00:05:22 | More by NuclearDolphin
District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours an opaque very dark brown, nearly black. Good amount of dark tan head that has some staying power and leaves a fair amount of lacing. Smells of strong roast malt and smoke. Hops are noticeable in the smell, but the roasted malt is dominate. Taste is great, you pick up the roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of coffee, which I didn't pick upon the smell, and then a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is fairly strong with what seems like low carbonation.
This is my first time trying this beer, and I am very pleased. It might join Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald as my go to porter.
11-26-2011 18:25:25 | More by cbbjr
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours a dark, oily brown color with a small tan head. A lively, somewhat smoky aroma is present, with notes of coffee, toasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of fresh hops. There is a strong roasted flavor and a touch of sweetness that really coats the mouth. This medium bodied porter has a crisp, fresh taste and is one of the best I've had!
11-25-2011 16:04:50 | More by Neorebel
4.15/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a bottle to my mouth. At a campfire and had no available glass, so I'm not able to enjoy seeing this poured. Since it's a Founders brew, I will assume it has a good look with a nice head and good retention. Smell was quite surprising for a porter with lots of carmel and burnt sugar notes. Perhaps a touch of mocca which was a pleasant addition. Great smell overall. Taste followed the nose with the carmel and coffee/mocca thing. Picked up some molasses on the end with just enough hops/bitterness to round it out. Solid. Feel was nice and heavy like a good porter should feel. Not too chewy, but nice and hearty with some decent carbonation. Overall- A very enjoyable porter and good representation of the style. Strong aroma with a thick feel and complex taste. Will be having another at some point in the near future. Very tasty-
11-24-2011 14:33:47 | More by TheDinger
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,317 ratings.