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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1593) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Russell Black Death PorterRussell Brewing Company6.50543.75
Batch #1 PorterCellarmaker Brewing Co.4.00523.94
Pioneer PorterFredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.5.30513.6
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.50513.84
Gulf PorterLazy Magnolia Brewing Company6.00513.81
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Co.4.50493.83
London PorterPaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.30483.81
Graveyard Fields Blueberry Coffee PorterBoojum Brewing Company5.00484.07
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Ales5.00463.72
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.00454.3
Monkey ButterJaden James Brewery5.50454.02
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.50443.67
Rubus Black Blackberry Imperial PorterBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC8.90433.9
BedrockFoundation Brewing Company6.70424.07
Dark LordGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.00423.53
The Last GentlemanStrange Land Brewery6.80403.72
Long Route Peanut Butter PorterEmpyrean Brewing Company6.00403.88
White Birch Our Humble PorterWhite Birch Brewing6.00403.96
Big Chimney's PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.00403.93
EntireStrange Land Brewery6.80403.82
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.00403.77
White Horse PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.50403.87
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.00402.88
Perky PorterStillmank Brewing Co.7.00384.05
Burton PorterBurton Bridge Brewery4.50383.35
Spy PorterTree Brewing5.00373.82
Harveys Tom Paine Original Old PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.80363.87
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.00353.61
Dark ArtsTrouble Brewing4.40353.9
Stormy PortGalway Bay Brewery5.50353.8
Cocoa WonderlandThornbridge Brewery6.80343.94
Panther Hollow Vanilla PorterMillersburg Brewing Company6.25343.87
Chocolate Cherry PorterThe Tin Whistle Brewing Company5.50343.42
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.00343.74
Black Gold PorterCountry Boy Brewing5.50333.79
...Zest PleaseMikkeller ApS7.00333.97
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing4.70323.77
Titanic Plum PorterTitanic Brewery4.90323.95
Black MacMac's Brewery4.80323.61
Dark Star PorterBluegrass Brewing Co.5.60313.35
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.00313.86
Harveys PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.80313.77
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.00303.87
Winter PorterRiverwalk Brewing7.00303.86
De-Lovely PorterUrban Growler5.60303.85
Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.00283.85
NightwindShipyard Brewing Company5.80283.81
Black Anchor PorterThe Frog & Onion Pub6.20283.5
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.00273.67
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.20273.45
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