Founder’s Smoked Porter (2015) Special Release

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 Founder’s Smoked Porter

Brewed in: Grand Rapids Michigan

Style: Smoked Porter

ABV: 8.0%

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)

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