Website: Founder’s Smoked Porter
Brewed in: Grand Rapids Michigan
Style: Smoked Porter
This beer was first brewed as the Founder’s brewing crew were testing the new three-barrel pilot system. This beer combines beechwood-smoked barley and oak-smoked wheat malt along with a generous helping of chocolate malt to create a unique smokey chocolate entry into the world of smoked porters.
It is only available on draft locally and I got a chance to sample some at the Kite and Key in Philadelphia. It was poured into a 10 oz glass and was a deep chocolate brown with fairly low carbonation. The mouth feel was medium bodied and smooth. The smoked flavor was well balanced with a subtle dark chocolatey sweetness. Founders continues to be a top notch brewer and this specialty brew is no exception.
If you can get your hands on some I highly recommend it!
(4.5 out of 5)