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 - 151 to 200 (out of 1309) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Cocoa WonderlandThornbridge Brewery6.804.0425-
BlightyMedusa Brewing Company6.204.1125-
Stop TodayTired Hands Brewing Company ? 4.1125-
Killer BootsVerboten Brewing and Barrel Project6.203.7525-
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.503.5724-
RascalInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The5.603.8824-
Double Espresso Premio CafféBlack Wolf Brewery6.003.5924-
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.403.7624-
Postman's Knock No. 3Hobsons Brewery5.103.6624-
Saturday's PorterSeptem Microbrewery5.503.5223-
De-Lovely PorterUrban Growler5.60423-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1422-
PorterlumaPetaluma Hills Brewing Company4.513.9522-
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.503.722-
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.503.8122-
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.803.8422-
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.821-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8521-
Long Route Peanut Butter PorterEmpyrean Brewing Company6.003.8321-
City PorterTown in City Brewing Co.5.804.0221-
Oat PorterFour Winds Brewing Co.5.503.7821-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.004.1121-
MaverickTaft's Ale House5.503.6421-
London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)Shepherd Neame Ltd5.003.3321-
Peanut Butter PorterJaden James Brewery4.604.3921-
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.503.4120-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.8620-
Noble EmpireAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.2720-
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.803.8520-
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.003.9320-
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.704.1419-
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.603.5219-
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.203.5119-
Phase TransitionEmpirical Brewery7.503.8719-
Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewery and Grill6.003.8219-
Oliver's Modern Life Is RubbishPratt Street Ale House5.903.4219-
Oh Hey!Begyle Brewing Company6.003.818-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4518-
Black Oak PorterSequoia Brewing Company6.003.8318-
Scotch Whisky PorterInnis & Gunn7.403.7918-
Titanic Plum PorterTitanic Brewery4.903.9718-
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.3418-
Irish PorterShamrock Brewing Co.4.603.817-
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.003.8917-
The Disaster At MeuxLion Bridge Brewing Company6.604.5517-
Oak Creek Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewing Co.7.003.5217-
Smörpundet PorterNynäshamns Ångbryggeri5.903.8417-
Pecan PorterO'Connor Brewing Co.6.503.4517-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8916-
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