Smoked Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A robust porter brewed with beechwood-smoked barley, oak-smoked wheat and chocolate malt.

Added by SerialTicker on 02-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
348
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
42
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 348 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of fern22
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of Magery
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onespartan
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jho3325
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GMorgan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Segnem5
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HopSavant
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EB1
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akang
3.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
3.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Doublicious
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good balance of smoke above average mouthfeel

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Smoked Porter from Founders Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 348 ratings.
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