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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
TB's Robust PorterRustic Road Brewing Company6.5051-
RevengeKelly's Mountain Brew4.5051-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.004.841-
OI ! PorterHermiston Brewing Co.6.504.831-
No. 05 English PorterGella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.5.904.811-
Buoy PorterBuoy Beer Company5.104.751-
Dandelion & Burdock PorterNorth Riding Brew Pub4.504.731-
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.504.724-
Imperial Milk PorterGreater Good Imperials11.004.72-
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.704.671-
Barrel Aged Plum PorterThrowback Brewery6.504.562-
The Disaster At MeuxLion Bridge Brewing Company6.604.5516-
McKenna's Reprise PorterThe Marble Arch4.504.531-
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.004.521-
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.004.522-
Smoked English PorterThree Magnets Brewing5.604.52-
Old HagWincle Beer Company Limited5.204.52-
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.804.51-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.442-
Big Baby PorterBad Beat Brewing9.704.441-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.604.433-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Rickshaw Rye PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery7.004.41-
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.104.391-
Peanut Butter PorterJaden James Brewery4.604.3917-
YamaMoonzen Brewery8.004.392-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.382-
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.204.385-
Wood Panel PorterDutch Girl Brewery4.904.362-
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.504.352-
Batch #7 (for Lemmy)Zebulon Artisan Ales6.104.359-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.3445-
Marshmallow Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.347-
Cohan's PorterDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery3.904.332-
FionnAngry Chair Brewing10.204.3263-
Yorkshire BlackoutThe Great Yorkshire Brewery5.004.311-
PeterlooBeer Nouveau4.004.281-
Oak Aged 12th Anniversary PorterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.8.004.282-
Cafe PhoenixBrains4.404.251-
Black Band PorterKirkstall Brewery Company5.504.256-
Sussex DarkArundel Brewery Limited5.504.251-
Mufloni TalviporterPanimoravintola Beer Hunter's6.004.251-
Daleside PorterDaleside Brewery4.404.251-
No 11 Black IPAHastings Brewery5.404.251-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.259-
BlackoutCropton Brewery5.004.246-
ConfineBi-Du ? 4.241-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.23310-
Northern Monk Patrons Project 1.01Northern Monk Brew Co.7.404.232-
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