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Porter Recommendations

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Mikethebeerlover, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. So I have recently gotten into porters. Right now my favorites are great lakes edmund fitzgerald, revolutions eugene, and founders porter. I'm interested in trying three floyds alpha klaus; any others anyone would recommend?
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  2. Deschutes Black Butte Porter.
  3. Sneers

    Sneers Savant (455) Pennsylvania Dec 27, 2009

    Fuller's London and Yard's General Washington might be my two favorites.
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  4. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols
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  5. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Firestone Walker Reserve Porter
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  6. Smuttynose Baltic Porter
    Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Les Trois Mousquetaires Grande Cuvee Porter Baltique

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  7. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (365) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    Evil Twin Lil B
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  8. mwilbur

    mwilbur Savant (415) Minnesota Dec 2, 2007 Subscriber

    I second Deschutes...Alaskan Smoked Porter is very good too.
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  9. Terrapin Liquid Bliss chocolate/peanut butter porter
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  10. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Advocate (705) Wisconsin Nov 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'm not a huge fan of porters but I really enjoyed the Alpha Klaus. I've also heard good things about Cigar City's Jose Marti Porter, I picked up a bottle for my gf but it sounds hoppy enough (65 IBU) that I might drink it myself.
  11. Smuttynose Robust Porter, one of my faves.
  12. Founders, Edmund Fitz; I am also a big fan of the Sierra Nevada and Bell's. I haven't had the Smuttynose Robust Porter but can attest that the Smuttynose Baltic Porter is spectacular and a good value.
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  13. Danny1217

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

    Jose Marti is excellent! Do yourself a favor and drink it.
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  14. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Dirty old man is a great porter.
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  15. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Oh and Everett from HF.
  16. Meantime Naval College Old Porter
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  17. Boulevard Bully! Porter is my favorite
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  18. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Advocate (590) Indiana Oct 19, 2006 Beer Trader

    "great lakes edmund fitzgerald, revolutions eugene, and founders porter" - Three of the best in the "Great lakes" region.
  19. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just had my first eddy fitz and bummed i only have one from trade. sooooo good. honestly im gonna second Deschuttes Black Butte Porter that beer is off the charts good my fav porter and ill also second Jose Marti since im a FL native. Even though im being a homer with that Jose Marti is a damn good porter
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  20. cyrushire

    cyrushire Champion (855) Florida May 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Marti and Alpha Klaus were actually pretty similar. Both are delicious.
  21. luwak

    luwak Savant (405) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    drink stout instead.
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  22. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale ¡Bad Trader! (655) Wisconsin Dec 14, 2011 ¡Bad Trader! Beer Trader

    O'so Night Train and Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter are 2 awesome Wisconsin offerings
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  23. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    If you're in the Pittsburgh or Cleveland area, I'd say try to get ahold of Fat Head's Up in Smoke Porter. It's probably my favorite porter that I've had. Also, as you mentioned, Founders Porter is pretty awesome.
  24. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Not easy to get, but damn it's good.
  25. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Savant (270) Georgia Nov 19, 2012

    Definitely Anchor Porter and Fuller's London Porter- classics in the style.
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  26. So much this!

    This beer is so good, it hurts my feelings.
  27. anchor, smuttynose robust porter.
    even duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus if you want something rich.
  28. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Savant (375) California Sep 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    My favorites in no particular order are black butte, anchor, taddy porter, fullers London porter, Everett (drinkin my first one now). victory at sea, black butte anniversary,
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  29. Any of the Meantime ones, Fullers, and Williams bros Midnight Sun
  30. BS-

    BS- Aficionado (135) Singapore Sep 1, 2012

    Oh how coincidental! I just tried Mikkeller's Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter last night and it was pretty damn brilliant. Perhaps not the most conventional porter around, but if you like a juicy, zesty citrus punch, do try it. If you don't, try it anyway.

    If you don't mind bitterness on the verge of becoming astringent, I really enjoy the Rogue Mocha Porter. The first bottle I had didn't work for me, but I bought two and had to have it again. I ended up falling in love with it.

    One of the best, most balanced ones I've had is the Yo-Ho Tokyo Black. There's a very nice hint of dark fruit in it that took me by surprise initially. Definitely a porter you should try.

    I must say though, other than the Fuller's porter, I've not heard of the other ones mentioned here. Don't think it's distributed in my country. :'(
  31. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (635) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Anchor, Sierra Nevada in fact just about all of them.
  32. galvetraz

    galvetraz Aficionado (135) Texas Sep 7, 2009

    Must agree with Anchor, Black Butte, Boulevard, Sierra Nevada and Fullers.
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  33. mychalg9

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

    One I havent seen mentioned that I really like is Great Divide St Bridget's Porter
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  34. Founders
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  35. Kerrie

    Kerrie Advocate (565) Michigan Aug 24, 2012

    Seconding the Gonzo Imperial Porter, if you can find it. I also love any vanilla porter. Breckenridge has a good one and Atwater (a local brewery for me) has a Vanilla Java Porter.
  36. HF EVERETT (pardon my screaming)
  37. I am not a porter fan, but Victory At Sea by Ballast Point blew me away. I will buy it anytime I see it!!!!
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  38. Lots of Porters are labelled and sold as Stouts. Don't miss these out :)
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  39. dickieb

    dickieb Initiate (0) Rhode Island Mar 26, 2006

    One I have not seen mentioned that I'm a big fan of is Thirsty Dog Old Leg Humper.
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  40. Founders is my go-to porter, and one of my go-to beers in general. However, since no one else has done so I would like to direct you toward Porters from NE Europe, Poland in particular. These are commonly called baltic porters and they generally have higher abv (8-9%), and a richer, more robust flavor than a lot of common American offerings. They are also incredibly affordable as a final bonus.
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