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
Titanic Plum PorterTitanic Brewery4.90263.93
Peanut Butter PorterJaden James Brewery4.60264.2
BlightyMedusa Brewing Company6.20254.08
Double Espresso Premio CafféBlack Wolf Brewery6.00253.53
Killer BootsVerboten Brewing and Barrel Project6.20253.83
Oat PorterFour Winds Brewing Co.5.50243.94
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.50243.57
London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)Shepherd Neame Ltd5.00243.41
RascalInveralmond Brewery Ltd., The5.60243.81
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.40244.03
Postman's Knock No. 3Hobsons Brewery5.10243.7
De-Lovely PorterUrban Growler5.60243.86
City PorterTown in City Brewing Co.5.80233.99
MaverickTaft's Ale House5.50233.84
PorterlumaPetaluma Hills Brewing Company4.51233.89
Saturday's PorterSeptem Microbrewery5.50233.55
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.00224.01
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.00224.12
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.50223.72
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.50223.8
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.80223.66
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.80223.86
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
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.50203.87
Raspy EngineHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.5.30203.73
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.70194.13
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.60193.54
The Disaster At MeuxLion Bridge Brewing Company6.60194.13
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.20193.52
Phase TransitionEmpirical Brewery7.50193.87
Black Nun Imperial PorterKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH8.10193.89
Salted Caramel PorterAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.00193.94
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
Extra Porter (Guatemalan Coffee)Buxton Brewery7.40184.08
Scotch Whisky PorterInnis & Gunn7.40183.89
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery ? 183.42
Dolden DarkRiedenburger Brauhaus6.90183.54
Irish PorterShamrock Brewing Co.4.60173.78
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.00173.76
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.00173.63
Oak Creek Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewing Co.7.00173.57
Smörpundet PorterNynäshamns Ångbryggeri5.90173.7
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