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 1382) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
Jack Russell Jack's London PorterJack Russell Brewing Company5.00113.91
Tavern PorterDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC4.70113.5
Portsmouth PorterPortsmouth Brewery5.50113.77
PorterBlack Swan Brewing Co.5.30113.98
Curious PorterHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.5.00113.7
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.40113.86
03|03 Porter (Traditional)Brew By Numbers6.50113.96
Marks And Spencer Maritime Salted Caramel PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.50113.43
TeleporterSummer Wine Brewery5.00113.61
PorterAxle Brewing Company5.80103.81
Vanilla PorterStarkey's Lookout6.50103.98
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brewing Co8.00103.8
Yorkshire BlackoutThe Great Yorkshire Brewery5.00104.14
Hazelnut And Coffee PorterSaltaire Brewery Limited4.60103.71
Asylum Porter42 North Brewing Company6.80103.92
Pucker Huddle PorterEverybody's Brewing5.30103.45
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 104.25
Brodie's PrimeHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall4.90103.93
Powder 8 PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.00103.35
Black Duck PorterHawkes Bay Independent Brewery4.00103.03
Lawn DartGriffin Claw Brewing Company6.00103.78
Port ArturVolkovskaya Pivovarnya6.50103.26
Ocean GöteborgsporterOceanbryggeriet5.00103.47
Underworld Brewing Traditional AleMinhas Craft Brewery7.00103.04
Three BanditsLupine Brewing Company5.50104.28
Butcher PorterHarts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.4.90103.4
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.7093.72
Black FriarsPaddock Wood Brewing Co.7.5093.6
Black CaddisWren House Brewing Co ? 94.14
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 93.98
Marks And Spencer Cheshire Chocolate PorterFrederic Robinson Limited6.0093.54
Stackpole PorterJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)5.1093.76
Shipyard Coffee PorterShipyard Brewing Co.5.4093.83
Robustus 6Brauerei S. Riegele5.0093.72
Birra Del Borgo Re PorterBirra Del Borgo4.2093.84
North Fork Organic PorterBlackfoot River Brewing Company6.8093.86
Sugar Shack Samoa PorterStrangeways Brewing7.0094.07
Original Nitro PorterBlue Mountain Brewery7.6093.58
Ocean ArbetarporterOceanbryggeriet9.0093.89
Kereru For Great Justice: Wood-Fired Toasted Coconut PorterKereru Brewing Company4.5093.82
London VelvetThomas Hardy Burtonwood Limited5.0093.28
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5094
Three Boys PorterThree Boys Brewery5.2093.42
PorterHargreaves Hill Brewing Company4.9093.06
La Rana PorterCerveceria La Rana Dorada5.0093.9
Insana Chocolate PorterCervejaria Insana4.9093.2
Brock Street PorterBrock Street Brewing Company5.1093.66
Cinna-Fionn French ToastAngry Chair Brewing10.4094.35
For Richer Or PoorterThe Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery5.7093.78
Stout PorterCervejaria St. Gallen8.0093.58
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