Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours a nice black brown with a thin mocha head. This looks like what some lesser breweries would call their stout. Pours with a nice body and some viscosity.
Smells of toffee, roasted coffee beans, bits of charred wood, dry cocoa powde, some vanilla and oak characteristics as well.
Bitter dark chocolate, smoky tobacco, definite roasted malt characteristics. Unknown sweetness in the middle, with a mild bitter finish.
Medium bodied with the carbonation of an aged beer. Smooth, rich, almost creamy, and just a bit thinner than a stout.
This is on another level of most other porter's I have had. A perfect example of what a porter was many decades ago and needs to become again. Another top notch style representation from Founders.
11-11-2011 00:58:07 | More by phiberoptik
4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
12oz bottle with Bottled 4/28/11 stamped on the neck of the bottle.
Pours pitch black in color. Even when held to the light, you can see virtually nothing other than black. Without a doubt the darkest/thickest Porter that I've ever had. One finger of beige colored head has settled to a thin lace after a few minutes or so, but the head retention is impressive.
Full on aroma of dark chocolate, anise, and roasted barley. Very nice.
Wow! This is one fantastic Porter. Big and robust with flavors of intense dark chocolate, hop bitterness, espresso bean, a hint of smokiness, and maybe a touch woody.
Full bodied mouthfeel with low lying carbonation.
This is the best Porter that I've yet to sample. Enough said.
Morey's Bottom Line: This is thicker and more flavorful than many breweries Stouts. I'm not usually a huge fan of the style, because if I'm going to drink a dark beer, I want to go all out. Well...fortunately for me, Founders went all out on this one. Cheers!
08-06-2011 23:30:28 | More by Morey
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,298 ratings.