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Founders Porter

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Beertsipper, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Savant (480) New York Nov 18, 2008

    This drinks almost like FBS. Absolutely a great beer. Much of the same flavor profiles. However, with FBS, I get that caffeine buss after a couple. Two great beers.
  2. Pando

    Pando Savant (485) Connecticut Dec 5, 2011 Beer Trader

    Absolutely. I actually liked it more than the FBS but that's just me
    MEW, mellowmark, YogiBeer and 2 others like this.
  3. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Probably my favorite Porter. Such a nice roasty, campfire taste. Absolutely delicious. And a silky smooth mouth feel.

    Sexiest beer ever.
    JKIRBY, MEW, YogiBeer and 6 others like this.
  4. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Big porter fan myself and Founders Porter is a personal favorite. Still like FBS a little more though.
  5. Both among my very favorites
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  6. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    I'm not a fresh hound, especially with porters, but when his beer is 4 months old it is just ordinary
  7. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Delicious Porter. And apparently a lot if people on this site love this brew because I got like 15 likes when I posted a picture if this the other day.
    curtind1, skinsfan and SammyJaxxxx like this.
  8. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    Old reliable. Delicious. Consistant. Easy to find. Priced right. 12oz. Not much more you can ask of a beer.
    MichPaul, MEW, Ernest_Hooper and 3 others like this.
  9. jlenik

    jlenik Savant (480) New Jersey Jan 22, 2009

    It needs to be barrel aged.
  10. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 23, 2010

    This is the only beer I continuously buy cases of. Very sexy porter.
    curtind1 likes this.
  11. I like it, but I'm not the biggest fan of stouts/porters ... HOWEVER.

    Even being a Michigan boy, I prefer Edmund Fitzgerald. Oh baby..
    Andygirl, miketd, StoutOne and 2 others like this.
  12. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Advocate (725) Missouri Aug 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    You're telling me you can feel caffeine from beer? There is hardly any in there...

    (source: http://blog.timesunion.com/beer/caffeine-and-beer/330/ )
    Hopstout likes this.
  13. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    No, it really doesn't. Not everything needs to be stuffed into wood
  14. jlenik

    jlenik Savant (480) New Jersey Jan 22, 2009

    Fair enough.

    "I'd like it if it were barrel aged."
  15. Adamdc

    Adamdc Savant (295) Massachusetts Nov 18, 2007

    Founders, GL Eddy Fitz and Smuttynose Robust are 3 FANTASTIC porters imo.
  16. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (470) Prince Edward Island (Canada) Jun 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    A ba version would be interesting, but rly as a not super expensive six pack its amazing. I don't want to see it be barrel aged for five bucks a bottle, a sixer is amazing.
  17. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    I agree with most. I loved it, but FBS was better
  18. bdonley5

    bdonley5 Savant (305) Michigan Dec 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Had this discussion last night. FBS has that nice chocolate up front, but its not there by the end, wheres as the Porter is solid beer all the way through. Porter wins in a close upset.
    MEW likes this.
  19. FanofHefe

    FanofHefe Champion (870) Illinois Feb 13, 2010

    I'm a huge fan as well. One of two beers that is nearly always in my fridge. The other is Two Hearted, but that one sometimes gets pushed aside by seasonal IPAs. Nothing I've had yet pushes Founders Porter aside.
    MichPaul likes this.
  20. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Savant (375) California Feb 4, 2012 Beer Trader


    If I could get it locally it would have a permanent spot in the fridge.
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  21. I made an account just to say I was thinking the exact same thing myself today. It's a little cheaper, available year-round, yet often overlooked.
    timhortonsman likes this.
  22. xxday4

    xxday4 Aspirant (25) Virginia Dec 5, 2012

    this plus Anchor
  23. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Founders Porter, to me, tastes a lot like Expedition Stout, at least in terms of the roasty, toasty flavors. Both are exemplars of their styles.
  24. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    I find that FBS is quite a bit less flavorful than the Porter, or perhaps it simply melds its flavors more than the Porter. This observation (just my opinion) raises the question of whether it's better to have a big, unilateral flavor profile or many flavors that create a harmonic balance.
  25. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (590) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Dark, rich and sexy.
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  26. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    They don't call it dark, rich, and sexy for nothing!
    JKIRBY and tectactoe like this.
  27. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    You know it has to be good when that happens!
  28. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (645) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    For me the Founders Porter is the benchmark of the style. Although, it's not my favorite, surly one of my favorite just not top dog, that'd be Tyranena's porters, I think Founders exemplify the definition of the style.
  29. Roger85

    Roger85 Advocate (695) Illinois Aug 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Fantastic beer. The only one I've had that comes close is Great Lakes Eddie Fitz.
  30. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Don't you guys hate things from Ohio? I know you guys despise Ohio State. haha
  31. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Black Butte Porter is up there, too. Too bad I can only get that through trade... :(
  32. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Founders porter is basssssssiicallyyyyyy a stout.... but it's gotta be one of my absolute favorite beers, esp for the price and availability. Thanks Founders!
  33. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    So does Old Curmudgeon.
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  34. TheCondor

    TheCondor Savant (405) Missouri Dec 29, 2011

    Founders Porter is wonderful, and reasonably priced
  35. mctizzz

    mctizzz Advocate (695) California Dec 23, 2010 Beer Trader

  36. Errto

    Errto Savant (325) Connecticut Oct 20, 2009

    True. I can personally say I've felt the caffeine after having certain coffee beers, and I'm sure that's true for many BAs. Then again, were we just tricking ourselves because we knew the coffee was in there? Good question.
  37. I love it, but I don't think it "drinks" like FBS at all, thankfully.
  38. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Advocate (725) Missouri Aug 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yea, I would guess placebo effect. Or I guess if you don't drink other caffeine drinks it could be hypersensitivity.

    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (305) New York Jan 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    I was recently given a few bottles of a Founders winter porter called Cornelius Yukon. I consumed one bottle and am constantly amazed at what Founders can do with a porter. This winter beer was well spiced with a great nutmeg and vanilla flavors.
  40. Kerrie

    Kerrie Advocate (565) Michigan Aug 24, 2012

    I prefer the Founders Porter to the FBS. I thought the coffee was a bit too overwhelming in the FBS batch I had. Then again, I heard that some people didn't like the 2012 batch on another thread here recently. I'll give it another try next year. For the record, I actually love black coffee. Maybe the issue was that I drank it on a hot night near the end of last summer.