Founders Porter - Founders Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
Pours a very dark red color with ruby highlights. Little to no head.
Huge burnt caramel notes and some coffee in the nose.
Syrupy and sweet right off the bat. This leans more towards raisin and prune in character with a subtle but spicy hop note. The syrupy sweetness really pushes this beer and the style. Quite good and bold with a warming finish that just rounds out this delicious porter.
01-16-2011 20:21:57 | More by stewart124
4.83/5 rDev +13.6%
Appearance - Pours a midnight black hue, nice creamy mocha head
Smell - Nice hints of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, smoke, peat, campfire
Taste - Big rich coffee and espresso flavors right up front, so gorgeous. I am getting vanilla, milk chocolate, toasted almonds, roasted barley, tobacco. It tastes so rich.
Mouthfeel - This thing is silky smooth, perfect.
Overall - Founders makes the best dark stouts ever, its no doubt i would love their porter just as much. This thing is the tastiest damn drinkable thing I've ever had and EASILY MY FAVORITE PORTER. wow founder, wow.
03-10-2012 23:56:20 | More by aorloski
4.15/5 rDev -2.4%
A - Stout-like blackness in color with a tan, thick, foamy head that produces large bubbles.
S - Very roasted malt, coffee tones, and a subtle sweetness in the background.
T - Mirrors the aroma with a nice malty backbone that is rich and roasted. A nice dark chocolate bitterness is detected and smoke towards the end.
M - Big foamy body that fills the palate and it somewhat chewy on the tongue. Nice carbonation and finishes neutral, making it easy to drink.
O - A well represented porter that is balanced correctly for the style, awesome roasted flavor, and easy to drink.
09-14-2011 03:48:17 | More by VaTechHopHead
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at refrigerator temperature.
L – Deep brown color with a 1-finger tan bubbly head. Dissipates quickly into a tan, bubbly slick on top of the surface of the beer. Not much lacing. I’ll blame the lack of head characteristics on temperature.
S – Lots of roasted malt with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla notes. Some dark fruits like plums show up a little bit, but this is mostly roasted goodness. Smells awesome.
T – Starts with big roasted flavors of coffee and dark chocolate, builds to a pleasant sweetness with milk chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruity notes, and finishes with a mildly bitter roasted barley and coffee finish. Delicious.
F – Medium-to-full-bodied with moderate carbonation, a creamy and velvety mouthfeel, and a moderately bitter and dry finish. Roasted coffee bitterness lingers for a nice amount of time.
O – This is a very drinkable and delicious porter. All of the dark and roasted flavors and aromas are there, as well as a subtle and pleasant sweetness. It is everything a porter should be. Founders can do no wrong in my book.
07-15-2012 22:31:12 | More by BlackBelt5112203
4.21/5 rDev -0.9%
Poured into a snifter
A: Black with a tan one finger head that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving bubbles in its wake. Curtainy lacing.
S: Chocolate, anise, coffee and vanilla. Divine.
T: Smooth and robust. Velvety. Semi-sweet chocolate. Like drinking a latte. Comes on like an Imperial Russian Stout. Like the label says, the taste is sexy.
M: Medium to heavy with creamy carbonation.
O: A really outstanding porter. Wish I had picked up more in Birmingham. Bet it goes well with chocolate chip cookies. Highly recommended.
11-05-2013 17:54:57 | More by brewskifan55
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
This beer pours very dark with about a half inch of tan head. The nose is of coffee and roasted malts with a little bit of coco. The taste matches the nose, with a bit of bitterness from patent malt and the coco taking a more prominent place. The mouthfeel is smooth, but a bit over carbonated. Very good porter, one of my favorites.
09-24-2010 05:24:18 | More by Agold
Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company
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