Smoked Porter | Founders Brewing Company

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from trade. Pours pitch black with a tall brown and creamy head on top. Lots of char and smoke as expected, lots of wood, roast, more smoke. Flavor is mostly smoke and wood, tastes like a campfire, a bit of roasted grains, and more charred wood. Just a bit of sweet dark fruits behind it. No question what they were going for here. Mouthfeel is thinner than the look, and seems right about on for a porter. Good beer, hit what they were going for, but not quite up to the experimental mode they've done with this series. Very solid beer either way.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

I had this on tap at Shady McGrady's, served chilled in a snifter.

The color is onyx, completely opaque with thick tan band of cream with fine bead, lace clings well. The smell is sweet cocoa with a mild fruity yeast ester similar to dark plum with dark roast coffee and a subtle toasted/smoked malt aroma with subtle hop spiciness. The feel is excellent with creamy texture and mild sweetness that builds as it warms with moderate carbonation and medium body with light smoked element adding to the semi-dry quality in the finish.
The taste is very good, rich with malt and slightly caramel accented with a yeast flavor that provides a light fruitiness and there is moderate roast and mild bitterness in the flavor from the hops and/or malt with a smoky accent wrapping it up with peppery hop flavor adding complexity. Overall I really enjoyed this and would consider this a more subtle take on the smoked porter style but it is delicious and I would not hesitate to have it again.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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