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 - 251 to 300 (out of 1201) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
London VelvetThomas Hardy Burtonwood Limited5.003.4810-
Hawkshead Brodie's PrimeHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall4.904.1110-
Powder 8 PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.003.2210-
AmoorMoor Beer Company4.703.5310-
London-Style PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.004.0510-
Black Magic PorterCarter's Brewing5.004.0210-
Ocean GöteborgsporterOceanbryggeriet5.003.510-
Underworld Brewing Traditional AleMinhas Craft Brewery7.003.3410-
Old Man Winter AleRibstone Creek Brewery6.603.9810-
Station PorterWickwar Brewing Company6.103.610-
Butcher PorterHarts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.4.903.3910-
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.669-
Black FriarsPaddock Wood Brewing Co.7.503.79-
Black CaddisWren House Brewing Co ? 3.939-
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 3.999-
Marks And Spencer Cheshire Chocolate PorterFrederic Robinson Limited6.003.329-
Stackpole PorterJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)5.103.769-
Birra Del Borgo Re PorterBirra Del Borgo4.203.869-
03|03 Porter (Traditional)Brew By Numbers6.5049-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
PorterHargreaves Hill Brewing Company4.903.069-
La Rana PorterCerveceria La Rana Dorada5.004.069-
Black Duck PorterHawkes Bay Independent Brewery4.003.079-
Lawn DartGriffin Claw Brewing Company6.003.699-
Batch #7 (for Lemmy)Zebulon Artisan Ales6.104.359-
Brock Street PorterBrock Street Brewing Company5.103.619-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery5.704.039-
Stout PorterCervejaria St. Gallen8.003.519-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.259-
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.403.518-
North Fork Organic PorterBlackfoot River Brewing Company6.803.938-
S:t Eriks PorterGalatea AB5.903.268-
Original Nitro PorterBlue Mountain Brewery7.603.388-
Ocean ArbetarporterOceanbryggeriet9.003.938-
WojtekForest & Main Brewing Company6.504.098-
Lambeth WalkBy The Horns5.102.898-
Three Boys PorterThree Boys Brewery5.203.368-
Dumpster Dog PorterRiver Company Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.578-
Insana Chocolate PorterCervejaria Insana4.903.648-
Marks And Spencer Maritime Salted Caramel PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.503.488-
Frank Graham PorterTop of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery4.303.138-
Pepie's PorterRed Wing Brewery6.203.98-
Night BoatPortobello Brewery4.603.618-
Waterloo Vanilla PorterBrick Brewing Co.6.003.528-
Three BanditsLupine Brewing Company5.503.968-
Overdue PorterDowntown Joe's American Bar And Grill5.603.848-
PorterGisberga - Reina de Aragón4.803.277-
Robustus 6Brauerei S. Riegele5.003.777-
Red Duck Queen Bee Honey PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.603.457-
Ginger PorterRascals Brewing Company4.803.627-
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