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 > Score
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
BlightyMedusa Brewing Company6.20264.08
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.80263.6
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.40264.04
Postman's Knock No. 3Hobsons Brewery5.10263.71
Killer BootsVerboten Brewing and Barrel Project6.20263.83
Oat PorterFour Winds Brewing Co.5.50253.93
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.50253.58
Double Espresso Premio CafféBlack Wolf Brewery6.00253.53
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.00243.99
MaverickTaft's Ale House5.50243.84
Saturday's PorterSeptem Microbrewery5.50243.55
London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)Shepherd Neame Ltd5.00243.41
RascalInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The5.60243.81
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.80243.88
City PorterTown in City Brewing Co.5.80233.99
Extra Porter (Guatemalan Coffee)Buxton Brewery7.40234.08
PorterlumaPetaluma Hills Brewing Company4.51233.89
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.50233.85
Orkney PorterSwannay Brewery9.00224.12
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.50223.72
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.50223.8
Raspy EngineHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.5.30223.73
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.80223.66
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.00223.95
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.50213.71
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.00213.85
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.50213.42
Black Nun Imperial PorterKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH8.10213.91
Salted Caramel PorterAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.00213.95
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.70194.13
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.60193.54
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.00193.8
The Disaster At MeuxLion Bridge Brewing Company6.60194.13
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.20193.52
Phase TransitionEmpirical Brewery7.50193.87
Dolden DarkRiedenburger Brauhaus6.90193.57
Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewery and Grill6.00193.7
Oliver's Modern Life Is RubbishPratt Street Ale House5.90193.63
Oh Hey!Begyle Brewing Company6.00183.8
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.20183.5
Black Oak PorterSequoia Brewing Company6.00183.92
Scotch Whisky PorterInnis & Gunn7.40183.89
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery ? 183.42
Smörpundet PorterNynäshamns Ångbryggeri5.90183.7
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