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 Ratings > Avg
Batch #1 PorterCellarmaker Brewing Co.4.00523.94
Pioneer PorterFredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.5.30503.6
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Co.4.50493.83
London PorterPaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.30483.81
Gulf PorterLazy Magnolia Brewing Company6.00473.79
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Ales5.00463.72
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.50463.83
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.00454.3
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.50433.68
Rubus Black Blackberry Imperial PorterBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC8.90423.9
Dark LordGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.00423.53
Graveyard Fields Blueberry Coffee PorterBoojum Brewing Company5.00414.11
White Horse PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.50403.87
The Last GentlemanStrange Land Brewery6.80383.75
Big Chimney's PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.00383.95
EntireStrange Land Brewery6.80383.81
Burton PorterBurton Bridge Brewery4.50383.35
White Birch Our Humble PorterWhite Birch Brewing6.00373.98
Spy PorterTree Brewing5.00373.82
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.00372.87
Harveys Tom Paine Original Old PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.80363.87
4059 PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.20363.68
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.00353.61
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.00353.77
Cache La PorterPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.00353.6
Chocolate Cherry PorterThe Tin Whistle Brewing Company5.50343.42
Stormy PortGalway Bay Brewery5.50343.8
Dark ArtsTrouble Brewing4.40333.9
...Zest PleaseMikkeller ApS7.00333.97
Black Gold PorterCountry Boy Brewing5.50323.8
Cocoa WonderlandThornbridge Brewery6.80323.95
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing4.70323.77
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.00323.72
Long Route Peanut Butter PorterEmpyrean Brewing Company6.00313.88
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.00313.86
BedrockFoundation Brewing Company6.70314.1
Black MacMac's Brewery4.80313.6
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.00303.87
Winter PorterRiverwalk Brewing7.00303.86
Harveys PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.80303.76
Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.00283.85
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.20273.45
Black Anchor PorterThe Frog & Onion Pub6.20273.5
PorterBrouwerij Klein Duimpje5.50273.35
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.80273.64
Dragonmead Honey PorterDragonmead Microbrewery6.30273.68
Williams BlackWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.20273.57
Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey PorterKissmeyer Beer6.50273.6
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.00263.65
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.80263.6
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