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Founders Backstage Series #9: Smoked Porter



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Porter brewed with beechwood-smoked malt and oak-smoked wheat malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1004) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Rate 1000. Bottle from near Milford MI. Poured black with good tan lace. Aroma of choc decent smoke campfire brown sugar. Light light carb med bod. Roasty malt sweet lingering choc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted and medium smoked malts, moderate sweetness, light bitterness, and a nice balanced and rich smoked malty finish. Pretty dope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Smokey burnt wood campfire aroma. Taste has a solid but not overpowering smokey wood , with bitter chocolate and mild molasses. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle:   Deep brown, cola highlights, moderate frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Smoked malt aroma, a little meaty, slight Band-Aid.   Thankfully no real Band-Aid on the nose.   Some smokiness, very little roasted malts, a lighter example.   Was hoping this was in the caliber of Alaskan, but its too light.   Body and mouthfeel are minor.   Soft roasty finish, a little smokey.   Not big enough for me.   Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Black pour thick tan head .... Aroma is of smoked malts and caramel/roasted malts .... Taste is of oak, heavily roasted and smoked malts, chocolate and caramel malts and a bitter bite on the back end .... Mouthfeel is thick and oily with a slickness .... Has a pretty full body and stout feel to it. Abv hidden well ... These guys always nail dark brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Tap from Growler Spot. Pours a cola brown with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of bacon and malts. Taste of smoked meats, roasted malts, and some coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3274) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a rich dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of smoke, peat, earth and campfire notes. Mild roast and chocolate notes. Flavor is smokey, with lots of umami and bitter roast notes. Some malt sweetness. Medium bodied, somewhat slick oily mouthfeel. Finishes smokey. A well-done beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours cola brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and ashy smoke. The taste follows. Solid smoked porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Draft at Binny’s South Loop into thin New Holland tulip. Aroma is prominently smoked with a strong lean roasted malt character. This is how I imagine a standard smoked porter should be but I love smoke. Flavor is similarly lean and centered on smoke and slightly bitter black malt with a long smoke and roast finish. Lean and well attenuated, just the way this should be. Why its an uber special 750 release and not a regular 6 pack boggles my mind.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (445) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Poured from 750mL bottle. Dark black with tan head. Smoke and some coffee with some chocolate notes. Taste focuses on the coffee and sweet chocolate flavour with mild smoke. Hides the alcohol. Light-medium body.

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