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 Ratings > Bros
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.153,033100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.22,60095
Death By CoconutOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.504.161,718-
Old Engine OilHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.11,674100
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.721,35284
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.871,13184
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.6991385
People's PorterFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.803.9838-
General Washington's Tavern PorterYards Brewing Co.7.003.82771-
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.11730100
Pot & KettleTrillium Brewing Company7.504.2707100
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7861387
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8460392
Zwet.BeBrouwerij Drie Fonteinen7.003.8517-
Santa's ButtRidgeway Brewing6.003.41460-
London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.504.01456-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.003.95445-
Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterStarr Hill Brewery5.203.33441-
Steelhead PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9137694
Green Man PorterGreen Man Brewery6.003.8632489
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.24316-
Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Ale Brewery5.233.5129686
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7629591
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.18293-
Sly Rye PorterYazoo Brewing Company5.703.84293-
Saranac 4059' PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.55274-
Original Flag PorterDarwin Brewery Ltd.5.003.85271-
Kennebunkport PorterFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.603.27247-
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.76242-
Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.803.89224100
Dark Star PorterBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's5.603.63223-
Pay The FerrymanCerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.5.003.48211-
PorterSt. George Brewing Company, The5.004.0121093
Black Duck PorterGreenport Harbor Brewing Company4.703.97209-
Cygnus X-1Flat Earth Brewing Company6.503.8208-
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.7620692
Mill Street Vanilla PorterMill Street Brew Pub5.003.6202-
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8219790
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.803.8819692
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.85188100
Black WychWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.68188-
Rickard's DarkMolson Coors Canada4.802.98182-
Duke Of WinshipMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.87172-
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.9115990
West Indies PorterGuinness Ltd.6.003.76156-
Longboat Chocolate PorterPhillips Brewing Company5.203.65156-
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.803.46148-
Shoo-Fly Pie PorterLancaster Brewing Company6.203.72147-
Genesee Salted Caramel Chocolate PorterGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.503.97134-
Old Slug PorterRCH Brewery4.503.77134-
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