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 - 501 to 550 (out of 1301) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Ghost TownThe Cromarty Brewing Company5.803.563-
Pouring PorterFalling Sky Brewing4.504.043-
Celtic Black AleHebridean Brewery Company3.902.763-
Coldstream Grand PorterColdstream Brewery4.803.543-
Panorama PorterSky High Brewing5.803.893-
Bottle Wreck PorterHammerpot Brewery4.703.883-
The Great HambinoRiver's Edge Brewing Co6.003.743-
PorterPartizan Brewery5.002.953-
Paxon The PonylessEvil Horse Brewing Company5.703.813-
Oatmeal PorterAvery Brewing Company7.003.923-
Pickled Pig PorterThe Nottingham Road Brewing Company5.503.763-
PorterThe Kernel Brewery5.904.063-
Candy Cane ForestHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.853.933-
Metal Head Robust PorterSouthern Bay Brewing Company6.003.183-
Dark AlchemyAtom Beers4.903.753-
Distelhäuser Black Pearl Classic PorterDistelhäuser Brauerei5.503.733-
Coil Oil (for Barnsley Beer Company)Wentworth Brewery Limited3.903.333-
Salted Black PorterField House Brewing Co.5.003.813-
After MidnightScantic River Brewery5.003.63-
Porter, Hey Porter!Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.303.953-
Steam PorterBox Steam Brewery4.403.773-
Carniola Winter GiantCarniola Brewery5.603.253-
Sierra PorterOzzbeco (K) Ltd. (Sierra Premium)4.802.483-
Totty Pot Dark PorterCheddar Ales4.503.893-
Old Shuck PorterNorth Pier Brewing Company5.004.213-
Ottrey Brown PorterReuben's Brews4.803.843-
2013 Old Rail Holiday AleOld Rail Brewing Company6.803.753-
L’ApporteurÀ La Fût5.603.583-
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery5.103.623-
Blind Pig Hey Porter!The Blind Pig Brewery4.103.933-
03|02 Porter (Liberty)Brew By Numbers5.704.113-
PorterFerme Brasserie Schoune5.002.413-
Grafters PorterRye River Brewing Company4.504.273-
London PorterHaandBryggeriet4.503.53-
Meesterstuk 2017Jopen Bier BV Haarlem10.003.073-
PorterThe Hop Studio4.303.923-
The Big DonkeyIll Mannered Brewing Co.6.3043-
Asahi Dry PorterAsahi Breweries Ltd6.003.043-
Baltic NightCompass Brewery4.803.33-
Tiramisu PorterWop's Hops Brewing Company6.203.933-
Johnny Mac PorterOrono Brewing Company6.603.923-
ColeBrewPub København5.203.373-
BBA Imperial P-51 PorterTexas Corners Brewing Company ? 4.133-
Main Seidla PorterBrauhaus Binkert GmbH & Co. KG5.303.953-
English Brown PorterCanteen Brewhouse ? 3.833-
Yukon PorterYukon Brewing Company5.003.853-
Poretti 9 Luppoli PorterCarlsberg Italia S.p.A.5.503.133-
Old GreggEthereal Brewing5.903.843-
Opa Bier PorterOPA Bier4.603.343-
NeroBier Fabriek ? 2.823-
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