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Founders Porter

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

  1. Beertsipper

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    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

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    Absolutely. I actually liked it more than the FBS but that's just me
     
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    Probably my favorite Porter. Such a nice roasty, campfire taste. Absolutely delicious. And a silky smooth mouth feel.

    Sexiest beer ever.
     
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    Big porter fan myself and Founders Porter is a personal favorite. Still like FBS a little more though.
     
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    Both among my very favorites
     
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    I'm not a fresh hound, especially with porters, but when his beer is 4 months old it is just ordinary
     
  7. RichD

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    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.
     
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    Old reliable. Delicious. Consistant. Easy to find. Priced right. 12oz. Not much more you can ask of a beer.
     
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    It needs to be barrel aged.
     
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    This is the only beer I continuously buy cases of. Very sexy porter.
     
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    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..
     
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    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/ )
     
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    No, it really doesn't. Not everything needs to be stuffed into wood
     
  14. jlenik

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    Fair enough.

    "I'd like it if it were barrel aged."
     
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    Founders, GL Eddy Fitz and Smuttynose Robust are 3 FANTASTIC porters imo.
     
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    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.
     
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    I agree with most. I loved it, but FBS was better
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    A+++

    If I could get it locally it would have a permanent spot in the fridge.
     
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    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.
     
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    this plus Anchor
     
  23. JamesShoemaker

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Dark, rich and sexy.
     
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    They don't call it dark, rich, and sexy for nothing!
     
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    You know it has to be good when that happens!
     
  28. InVinoVeritas

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    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.
     
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    Fantastic beer. The only one I've had that comes close is Great Lakes Eddie Fitz.
     
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    Don't you guys hate things from Ohio? I know you guys despise Ohio State. haha
     
  31. musicman7070

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    Black Butte Porter is up there, too. Too bad I can only get that through trade... :(
     
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    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!
     
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    So does Old Curmudgeon.
     
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    Founders Porter is wonderful, and reasonably priced
     
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    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.
     
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    I love it, but I don't think it "drinks" like FBS at all, thankfully.
     
  38. boilermakerbrew

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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