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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Style Examples - 651 to 700 (out of 927) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Suffolk Porter Greene King / Morland Brewery5.40-0-
P-51 PorterTexas Corners Brewing Company6.00-0-
Balder PorterBalder Brygg6.00-0-
Cohan's PorterDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery3.90-0-
EfímeraBayura Cerveza Artesano Asturiano5.00-0-
PorterLacada Brewery Co-op ? -0-
Bourbon Barrel Black Gold: EspressoCountry Boy Brewing11.00-0-
Black Penny PorterGrand River Marketplace5.50-0-
Devils DykeDownlands Brewery5.00-0-
Peacock PorterSalamander Brewing Company4.80-0-
Crazy Legs With PeachesGranite Brewery & Restaurant5.00-0-
Market PorterPortobello Brewery4.60-0-
Coconut PorterMatutu Brewery Co.5.50-0-
Golden Raand RauwdüsterStadsbrouwerij de Kromme Jat7.50-0-
Kratochwill Temno PivoPivovarna Kratochwill7.90-0-
MoonrayAquanaut Brewing Company5.70-0-
English Brown PorterHay Camp Brewing Company5.10-0-
12|02 Barrel Aged Imperial PorterBrew By Numbers9.20-0-
Cinnamon Spiced Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.00-0-
Oort PorterUne Année6.00-0-
Black JakeEden Brewery6.00-0-
Chocolate Hills PorterThe Cebruery5.80-0-
Export PorterHowling Hops Brewery / The Cock Tavern5.50-0-
L'Apporteur à La Brett - Bruxellensis (Porter à La Brett)À La Fût6.50-0-
Pack-It-In Porter ClassicPagosa Brewing Co. ? -0-
Porter Du VieuxLes 3 Brasseurs Vieux-Montréal5.80-0-
Vanilla PorterStarkey's Lookout6.50-0-
Blackbeerd PorterBeerd Beers4.80-0-
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.00-0-
Royal Bloodline PorterLyonSmith Brewing Company5.20-0-
Shipyard Gladiator Series: Bestiarus English Style PorterShipyard Brewing Co.11.80-0-
Genesee Salted Caramel Chocolate PorterGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.50-0-
Session Porter MC 10 AnosDUM Cervejaria3.80-0-
Båly PorterLindesnes Brygghus4.70-0-
Kyra's Robust PorterHighland Brewing5.60-0-
Saazi Chocolate PorterBig Elm Brewing6.00-0-
Chilli Plum PorterThe Waen Brewery6.10-0-
Dr. PorterFreeWheel Brewing Company4.80-0-
PorterBraubude Basel7.50-0-
Porter 2 TempsLe Temps d’une Pinte5.50-0-
Sussex DarkArundel Brewery Limited5.50-0-
No 6 PorterLittle Mountain Brewing Company6.00-0-
Anastasia's Smoked PorterAscot Ales5.00-0-
Pot Hole PorterOld 690 Brewing Company5.50-0-
Urcraft PorterKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH8.10-0-
Eisenbahn Joinville PorterCervejaria Sudbrack Ltda5.60-0-
Porter's PorterAndrews Brewing Company6.50-0-
B-MoorMoor Beer Company6.00-0-
The Disaster At MeuxLion Bridge Brewing Company6.60-0-
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