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%   [ ? ] 

View the Top Rated Beers: English Porter
You've had 0 beers within this style.
Style Examples - 551 to 600 (out of 1382) - Ordered by # Reviews
firstprev| 451-500 | 501-550 | 551-600 | 601-650 | 651-700  | nextlast
Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
03|02 Porter (Liberty)Brew By Numbers5.7033.92
PorterFerme Brasserie Schoune5.0032.26
Grafters PorterRye River Brewing Company4.5034.27
London PorterHaandBryggeriet4.5033.5
PorterThe Hop Studio4.3033.98
The Big DonkeyIll Mannered Brewing Co.6.3034
Asahi Dry PorterAsahi Breweries Ltd6.0033.04
Last MinuteMoor Beer Company7.1033.79
Baltic NightCompass Brewery4.8033.32
Tiramisu PorterWop's Hops Brewing Company6.2033.93
Johnny Mac PorterOrono Brewing Company6.6033.92
ColeBrewPub København5.2033.52
10|06 Coffee Porter (Kamwangi AB)Brew By Numbers6.0033.98
BBA Imperial P-51 PorterTexas Corners Brewing Company ? 34.13
BlueprintTrailway Brewing Co.4.6033.99
Jeff Davis PorterUnion Pizza & Brewing Co.6.2033.48
Main Seidla PorterBrauhaus Binkert GmbH & Co. KG5.3033.77
English Brown PorterCanteen Brewhouse ? 33.83
Yukon PorterYukon Brewing Company5.0033.79
Poretti 9 Luppoli PorterCarlsberg Italia S.p.A.5.5033.19
Old GreggEthereal Brewing5.9034.13
Opa Bier PorterOPA Bier4.6033.14
NeroBier Fabriek ? 32.82
Mr. CacaotoeBird Brewery7.5033.27
Hey PorterHopworks Urban Brewery5.1033.08
Back To BlackBrouwerij De Ranke9.5033.77
Speight's PorterNew Zealand Breweries Limited ? 33.65
ScoundrelLeatherbritches Brewery4.1033.44
Chocolate PorterThe Perch Pub & Brewery5.2034.09
Milly's Ploughman's Cherry PorterStark Brewing Company6.8033.38
John Robert PorterThe Monarch Tavern - Fountain City Brewing Co. ? 33.66
Wake Up BeerUrban Growler5.6034.18
London PorterBrewery Creek Inn Restaurant & Brewery4.5033.51
Bourbon Barrel Aged MoonRayAquanaut Brewing Company6.5034.06
Great Pumpkin Porter2nd Story Brewing Co.7.6033.24
British Black AleValholl Brewing Co. LLC5.8034.31
Street Light PorterThe Foundry / Cantebury Brewers5.8033.72
DybukBrowar Golem6.5034.13
9-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery6.6034.03
PorterBurning Sky Brewery4.8034.14
Pagan PorterGaudenbier Cervejaria Curitiba Ltda.5.8033.67
F.H. Peirpont's Robust PorterMorgantown Brewing Company6.0033.97
Ragnarök PorterMunkebo Mikrobryg6.5033.95
Ogden PorterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse5.5033.58
AlcatrazBigfoot Sörfőzde4.5033.47
Henley DarkLovibonds Brewery Ltd4.8033.79
The Gravity Of WinterBeyond the Pale Brewing Company7.5033.8
Chocolate Porter (nitro)Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant5.6034.31
Robust PorterJubeck New World Brewing5.3033.7
East City PorterGreat Leap Brewery5.2033.71
firstprev| 451-500 | 501-550 | 551-600 | 601-650 | 651-700  | nextlast
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.