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English Porter

Porter is said to have been popular with transportation workers of Central London, hence the name. Most traditional British brewing documentation from the 1700’s state that Porter was a blend of three different styles: an old ale (stale or soured), a new ale (brown or pale ale) and a weak one (mild ale), with various combinations of blending and staleness. The end result was also commonly known as "Entire Butt" or "Three Threads" and had a pleasing taste of neither new nor old. It was the first truly engineered beer, catering to the public's taste, playing a critical role in quenching the thirst of the UK’s Industrial Revolution and lending an arm in building the mega-breweries of today.

Porter saw a comeback during the homebrewing and micro-brewery revolution of the late 1970’s and early 80’s, in the US. Modern-day Porters are typically brewed using a pale malt base with the addition of black malt, crystal, chocolate or smoked brown malt. The addition of roasted malt is uncommon, but used occasionally. Some brewers will also age their beers after inoculation with live bacteria to create an authentic taste. Hop bitterness is moderate on the whole and color ranges from brown to black. Overall they remain very complex and interesting beers.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV > Avg Hads Bros
Imperial Milk PorterGreater Good Imperials11.10-0-
Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterLast Best Eatery & Brewpub10.503.736-
Cinna-Fionn French ToastAngry Chair Brewing10.40-3-
FionnAngry Chair Brewing10.204.440-
Fionn W/ Vanilla BeanAngry Chair Brewing10.00-2-
Mike's VCP Imperial Organic PorterMike's Organic Brewery10.004.411-
Brigantine Baltic PorterPowder Keg Brewing Company9.804.232-
Noble BarbarianPowder Keg Brewing Company9.803.142-
Cuban CartelWestminster Brewing Company9.504.181-
English PorterCismontane Brewing Company9.50-1-
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.403.7623-
Vanilla Bean PorterSt. Elias Brewing Company9.253.964-
12|02 Barrel Aged Imperial PorterBrew By Numbers9.20-0-
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.18291-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.23305-
His Majesty 2014Yeastie Boys9.00-1-
Imperial PorterLefty's Brewing Company9.003.826-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.004.1520-
Ocean ArbetarporterOceanbryggeriet9.003.938-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1521-
Imperial Smoked PorterCopper Kettle Brewing Company8.90-1-
ErebusNeptunus Bier8.703.52-
Jahr Of PorterMacLeod Ale Brewing Company8.504.165-
TonkaHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.504.751-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.8620-
Entire ButtBrewery Becker8.503.944-
Hawkshead Brodie's Prime ExportHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.503.476-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Vanilla PorterJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House8.503.251-
The Stout PorterAnspach & Hobday8.503.875-
Lobster Lovers PorterRinkuškiai8.202.517-
Marley's VSOPLafayette Brewing Co.8.103.911-
Urcraft PorterKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH8.1041-
Barrel Aged PorterEmpirical Brewery8.103.391-
Black Nun Imperial PorterKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH8.103.8713-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.10-4-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8916-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8521-
Mike's 'Y' Vanilla Coffee PorterMike's Organic Brewery8.0041-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.3445-
Darker AlchemyAtom Beers8.004.482-
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brewing Co8.003.9610-
Magna PorterBeer Lounge Microcervecería8.001.871-
FinisterraDois Corvos Cervejeira8.003.041-
Feelin RandyGoose Island Beer Co.8.003.662-
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.7761-
Piltri Porter RobustCerveceria Artesanal Piltri8.003.211-
Hazelnut PorterDark Horse Brewing Company8.00-1-
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