I love porters, I have said it before, and I’ll say it again. Love drinking them and have crafted a couple of homebrew recipes around the style. The Founder Porter is my latest stop on my Porter tour. Coming from a good lineage of Founders dark beers, KBS, Breakfast Stout, and Imperial stout, I’m expecting this to be another good brew.
Dark, Dark, Dark! Probably one of the darkest porters I’ve had. I usually expect a slight red hue around the edges, but this beer is black with a mocha colored head.
This beer has a very decadent aroma, lush chocolaty caramel hits you up front, but there is some underlying coffee in there as well and a bit of roasted nuts.
Like the aroma, this is a very lush beer. It has a velvety smoothness. Strong roasted malty character to this beer with a bit of chocolate. I was expecting a somewhat dryer beer, but this one finishes moderately sweet with a bitter coffee flavor. Has a good amount of hops which, seems to be driving the bitterness that is accompanying the coffee.
Calories: At 6.5% abv this beer would have 200-230 Calories (Calorie Chart)
I enjoyed this beer, it wasn’t overly hopped or had a burnt end, nice mouthfeel, good aroma and flavor. Like any beer you haven’t had, go try this.