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Best 6pk Porter available in your state?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by olympicgatorade, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Jumping off the 6pk stout thread.

    I have to go with Smuttynose Robust

    Incredible beer. 9 bucks.
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  2. Followed by Founders

    And then Left Hand Fade to Black pepper porter was outstanding as well
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  3. azdback

    azdback Advocate (725) Arizona Apr 2, 2004 Beer Trader

    Deschutes Black Butte Porter all day long!!
  4. vande

    vande Advocate (565) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    hmmm.. Bells Porter or Great Lakes Edmun Fitgerald... Although its an Imperial Porter, would Gonzo count now that its in 6ers?
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  5. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (870) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Arcadia London Porter, Bell's Porter, Founders Porter. All different profiles, each suits a different mood. I put that trio up against nearly any other porters out there.
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  6. Mayflower Porter in MA, the best by far.
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  7. Edmund Fitzgerald all day
  8. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,065) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Left Hands Black Jack Porter, Anchor Porter.....not sure I can pick any one.

    Also, have yet to try Ska's which I have heard really good things about.
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  9. Forgot about Anchor Steam's. A great one
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  10. Call me old fashioned but I love the Anchor Porter as an easy to find porter.
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  11. mike5446g

    mike5446g Aficionado (130) Ohio Oct 1, 2006

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald...$8.99 per 6 pack
  12. Man, 3 way jinx on the anchor. That's cool!
  13. assman79

    assman79 Savant (490) Wisconsin May 30, 2009

    Founders porter, Great lakes edmund fitzgerald, O'so night train.
  14. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Florida Jun 24, 2010

  15. miketd

    miketd Advocate (615) Ohio Mar 2, 2006 Beer Trader

    This is my answer as well.
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  16. The best porter available to me in a 6 pack is the best porter out there, Black Butte.
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  17. Handle

    Handle Savant (415) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    I guess I'd have to go with Edmund Fitzgerald, though I also love Anchor's porter and Highland Brewing's Oatmeal Porter.

    Ooh, wait -- I'm changing my vote to Duck-Rabbit's Baltic Porter (when it's not infected, of course).
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  18. trbergman

    trbergman Savant (485) Illinois Nov 17, 2006

    For now: tie between Founders Porter and GL Edmund Fitzgerald

    Soon: Revolution Eugene
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  19. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    Gonzo? I've barely tried any porters tbh though.
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  20. My vote for MA is Founders.
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  21. GilGarp

    GilGarp Advocate (575) Colorado Mar 14, 2007

    Odell Cutthroat
  22. This.
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  23. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poobah (1,290) Pennsylvania Dec 11, 2008 Subscriber

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, Yard's Washington Porter. Even thought they don't call it a porter, I'll throw Dark Horse's Special Black Ale in the ring.
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  24. danmcg62

    danmcg62 Savant (470) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2006

    Love Founders Porter and Smutty Robust Porter. Both can be found in MA.
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  25. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    These are not necessarily "the best" but what is almost always available for when I want a good porter:
    Sierra Nevada and Yuengling. Also a big fan of Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
  26. neenerzig

    neenerzig Advocate (715) Ohio Feb 15, 2006

    Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald is absolutely fantastic.
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  27. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald & Founders Porter
  28. I have to agree with Black Butte. I could go with Kona Pipline Porter as well.
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  29. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009


    But not having had Arcadia, I substitute Fullers London Porter. I could live with that bunch to the exclusion of all others.
  30. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald and Founders Porter are really all I need. I like having access to Arcadia London Porter and O'Fallon Smoke as well..
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  31. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Champion (875) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    Arcadia's London Porter and Smuttynose Robust Porter are my choices, but Bell's and Founders are close runners-up. If you want to consider 'special' porters, then Arcadia's Shipwreck Porter is the clear winner -- you just have to purchase 6 of them to get a six pack. ;)
  32. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Smuttynose and Fuller's.
    Black Butte would be up there, but it isn't available in Fl. Drank so much of that stuff on the west coast while I was there though.
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  33. Black Butte. Wish Pipeline Porter was available all year around here
  34. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (410) Illinois May 18, 2011

    Founder's Porter would be first, but it's been hard to find a fresh bottle of that brew 'round here as of late and I like my porters at the very least not bottle in Feb. Fuller's London Porter is the runner up, but I haven't been able to find that one at all around here in months. So the default goes to Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. Great stuff though for sure. If you like coffee, this is your session beer. And I have to give a shout out to Smuttynose Robust Porter (tons of coffee in this one) and Bell's Porter (great, easy drinkin porter).
  35. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Anchor Porter
    Bell's Porter
    Founders Porter

    In that order for me at least.
  36. YumYumGumGum

    YumYumGumGum Savant (280) Virginia Jul 25, 2011 Beer Trader

    Founders Porter
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Bells Porter

    In that order.
  37. muletrane

    muletrane Savant (420) Pennsylvania Oct 26, 2006

    Troegs Dead Reckoning
  38. Founders
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  39. Kubrickx

    Kubrickx Savant (420) Illinois Sep 1, 2012 Subscriber

    Founders Porter & Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald - so far.
  40. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Founders is and will probably always be my favorite porter.
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