Founders Porter

Michigan
United States
Founders Porter Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
45°-54° F
Hops: 
Crystal, Willamette, Nugget
Malts: 
Chocolate, Munich
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

A rich roasted malt aroma assails the nostrils upon the initial pour. Hops are pleasantly subdued to allow the dark malty bouquet ever-present in this rendition to manifest itself.

A medium tan head poured up nicely and held over this ink black ale. Hops and roasted grains marry well with the malt base to create the proper balance of sweet to bitter without exhibiting burnt grain harshness. A pleasant touch of bitterness lends a light, tight dry bite, which prevents a cloying sweet finish. This is a full-bodied drinkable beer that runs smoothly over the tongue and makes the partaker desire yet another.

One of the better porters I have had the pleasure of drinking. Well-crafted for ample consumption.