Smoked Porter
Founders Brewing Company

Smoked PorterSmoked Porter
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Porter - Smoked
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Avg:
4 | pDev: 9.75%
Ratings:
351
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 28, 2019
Added:
Feb 02, 2014
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  40
SCORE
89
Very Good
Smoked PorterSmoked Porter
Notes: A robust porter brewed with beechwood-smoked barley, oak-smoked wheat and chocolate malt.
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

From old, undated notes; had this on draft.

Brown/black liquid.

Khaki head; decent lace.

Milk chocolate nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Mild, pleasant smoke up front; milk chocolate finish, with a slight hop bite on the lips.

A nice take on their classic porter.

Sep 28, 2019
 
3.86 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Feb 16, 2018
 
4 by mcrawford from Michigan on Jan 19, 2018
 
3.56 by Eman17 from Illinois on Dec 29, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours a motor oil black with a one finger tan head. The head receds quickly leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is smoked malts, dark chocolate, toffee and black coffee.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Dark chocolate, toffee, black coffee and dark fruits upfront followed tons of smoked malts. The finish has a nice lingering char.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - A nice smoked Porter. The balance of the char and chocolaty sweetness is deftly balanced. Highly recommended to fans of smoked beers.

Feb 25, 2017
 
3.75 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON) on Jul 18, 2016
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4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

750ml bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled 2014

A- pours nearly opaque back in color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a thick ring around the edge that leaves some short lasting lacing behind

S- aroma is lead by strong notes of smoked wood & campfire, followed by bacon, char, band-aide, leather & a chocolate and toffee sweetness

T- smokey notes immediately take over up front, with flavors of smoked beechwood, campfire smoke & smoked meat. Underlying sweetness of chocolate & caramel, along with some nutty malt & black currant on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues through to the finish

O- a smoke lovers beer that brings strong levels of smoke, but still allowing the chocolaty sweetness of the base beer to poke through, very good

Feb 21, 2016
 
4.1 by Magery from Kentucky on Jan 07, 2016
 
3.97 by onespartan from Michigan on Dec 04, 2015
 
4.1 by Jho3325 from Indiana on Nov 24, 2015
 
4 by GMorgan from Illinois on Aug 01, 2015
 
4 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 25, 2015
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4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

750 ML bottle
Served in a snifter

It pours black in color. No light is getting through this beer. It is topped with three inches of mocha head the laces the glass.

I immediately pick up on the smoked grain and the chocolate aroma.

It starts out with the sweetness of the chocolate malt. Then I get some bitterness and almost acrid smoke flavors with some lingering bitterness in the finish.

Creamy, full mouthfeel. It feels like a stout.

Once I paired the second half of the bottle with my barbecue, it was a magical thing. It goes well with slow cooked meat.

Jun 12, 2015
 
3.98 by Segnem5 from Michigan on May 30, 2015
 
3.91 by kbuzz from North Carolina on May 18, 2015
 
4.05 by billab914 from Virginia on Mar 06, 2015
 
3.82 by HopSavant from Tennessee on Feb 09, 2015
 
3.67 by EB1 from California on Jan 27, 2015
 
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Jan 23, 2015
 
4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2015
 
3.2 by akang from California on Jan 17, 2015
 
3.5 by 1Sundown2C from New York on Jan 16, 2015
 
4.18 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jan 16, 2015
 
3.2 by SocalKicks from California on Jan 11, 2015
 
4.3 by Doublicious from Michigan on Jan 02, 2015
 
3.75 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Dec 21, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Good balance of smoke above average mouthfeel

Dec 20, 2014
 
4.25 by SoCalBeerIdiot from California on Dec 15, 2014
 
4.25 by BarrelAgedG from California on Dec 15, 2014
 
3.75 by zestar from California on Dec 12, 2014
 
4 by goast8127 from Michigan on Dec 10, 2014
 
4.16 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2014
 
4 by Carb-Overlord from Wisconsin on Nov 28, 2014
 
4 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 28, 2014
 
3.75 by jiggidy from Michigan on Nov 27, 2014
 
3.5 by EdVandenberg from Michigan on Nov 26, 2014
 
5 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Nov 21, 2014
 
4.04 by suckaj from Florida on Nov 17, 2014
 
4.2 by mikeburd1128 from New Jersey on Nov 12, 2014
 
3.75 by Jaywalsh20 from Illinois on Nov 09, 2014
Smoked Porter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 351 ratings