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Porter Recommendations

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

  1. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

  2. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    No one has mentioned Barrel-Aged Gonzo yet. It's a steal and I love it!
  3. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Alpha klaus
  4. Had my first Gonzo last Friday.
    Liked it so much, bought two sixers the next day.
    Then I found 2 BA Gonzo's today :eek:
  5. I started a reply & got sidetracked.
    You beat me by 4min bro.
  6. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (560) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    HF Everett!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. If you can get access to it, try Peoples Porter (and the bourbon barrel version as well) from Foothills!
  8. dbol

    dbol Savant (270) California Aug 19, 2007

    synebrychoff porter
    does victory at sea count?
    arcadia barrel aged shipwreck
  9. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    I had one of these yesterday and went out and bought 2 more today...

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  10. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Savant (375) California Feb 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Everett, Founders, Black Butte, Eddy Fitz and Victory at Sea!
  11. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Advocate (555) South Carolina Jul 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Founders, Edmund Fitzgerald, and Firestone Walker Walkers Reserve Porter are all good options. Alpha Klause was a decent porter but I found the hop profile to be off putting.
  12. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    Maine Beer Co. King Titus
  13. Anchor porter. Or Sam smith taddy porter are my tops. On the cheaper side, sweetwater exodus is great.
  14. If Baltic porters count. The Duck Rabbit kills that style.
  15. A very basic, but very good porter is: Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter
  16. Hardly basic. 100 across the board on this site.
  17. Saw the thread title and was going to emphatically suggest Founders Porter and GL Edmund Fitz - thankfully you've seen the light!

    I'll second (or third/forth?) Anchor Porter.
  18. Basic as in not complex. Not crazy flavors, not high ABV like a baltic, just a very well done high quality porter.
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  19. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    Huge +1
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  20. Huge +1 to this as well, really good beer.
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  21. teamizm

    teamizm Savant (405) California Feb 4, 2005

    HF Everett - Blew.My.Mind
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    (I apologize for screaming.)
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  23. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    this one's going down nicely while reading this thread...

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  24. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Champion (835) Florida Feb 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Black Butte
    Founders Porter
    Edmund Fitzgerald
    CCB Jose Marti
    Arcadia BBL Shipwreck
    Elysian Perseus Porter

    If you can find it on draft somewhere, CCB Puppy's Breath Porter is amazing.
  25. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.
    Evolution Lucky 7 Porter.
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  26. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    2 greats. Breckinridge Vanilla Porter and Harpoon 100 Barrell Series El Triunfo Coffee Porter.
  27. How could I forget? I'm also a big fan of the Berkshire coffeehouse porter
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  28. goalie33

    goalie33 Savant (350) New York Dec 3, 2009

    anchor porter is really good too. right up there with founders and edmund fitz.
  29. tjwarren

    tjwarren Savant (320) Ohio Dec 31, 2008

    I would agree/insist on Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter and while you are at it try their Oatmeal Stout.
  30. State Pen Porter.
  31. LouDogg114

    LouDogg114 Savant (305) Georgia Jan 1, 2012

    Founders or Bell's
  32. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Savant (430) Nebraska Nov 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Pile O' Dirt Porter from Crow Peak Brewing Co - I go through a sixer per week.....so fucking good.
  33. Having a personal Choc 'Porterfest' tonite , while watching BS National Championship Game
    first Lighthouse-'Dark Chocolate Porter' , next will be Rogue-'Mocha Porter'
    & the closer tonite Phillips-'Longboat Double Chocolate Porter' , butt I would have to name
    Deschutes-'Black Butte Porter' & Trois Mousq-'Porter Baltique' as porter's I've had and would highly recommend , cheers
  34. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Founders Porter
    Duschutes Black Butte
    Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper
    Foothills People's Porter
    3Floyds Alpha Klaus
    Hoppin Frog Cafe Silk Porter
    Mother Earth Old Neighborhood Porter
    Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

    For a different twist:
    Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter
    Dark Horse Thirsty Trout
    Foothills BA People's Porter
    Arcadia BA Shipwreck Porter
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
  35. "Did we just become best friends?"
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  36. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Savant (465) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'll usually pick up Founders Porter or King Titus from Maine Beer Company.
  37. Tamarack22

    Tamarack22 Savant (280) Minnesota May 19, 2011

    If you have a Minnesota connection, consider Olvalde Farm - Ode To A Russian Shipwright. It is brewed with spruce tips & rye, which makes for a unique porter/stout (unique in a very good way).
  38. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Savant (435) Manitoba (Canada) Feb 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    This one is in my top 3 newly discovered beers of 2012.
    jglowe77 likes this.
  39. Anchor
    Black Butte
    Sierra Nevada
    Shipyard Imperial Porter (surprise Porter of the year)
    Victory at Sea
  40. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    Love Troegs. Love Dead Reckoning. But this is barely a porter. So hoppy. Black IPA is more like it.