English Porter

Description:
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 - 551 to 600 (out of 1203) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
PorteurLe Trou Du Diable5.703.752-
Ocean Klippan PorterOceanbryggeriet6.003.942-
Black Path PorterLondon Fields Brewery4.203.572-
Butcombe Old Vic PorterButcombe Brewery Ltd.4.704.112-
Porter For A ReasonSwiftwater Brewing Company5.503.922-
Madagascan Vanilla PorterThe Cornish Crown Brewery5.20-2-
Porter For A Reason- O'Begley's Irish Whiskey Barrel AgedSwiftwater Brewing Company5.803.952-
Wooly Mammoth PorterGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.412-
Mild PorterNutmeg Brewhouse6.201.62-
"Fade To Black" PorterJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House5.603.972-
Mud BrawlerBoggart Hole Clough Brewing Co.4.403.52-
Ryebust PorterRivertowne Pourhouse6.103.982-
Mick Jack PorterThe Seven Barrel Brewery5.003.732-
Island Fever Coconut PorterCarter's Brewing ? 3.262-
Bad KittyBrass Castle Brewery5.503.562-
OssiferBrewtus Brewing Company5.40-2-
Stockeboda Jakt PorterStockeboda Gård ? 1.692-
Purple Panther PorterJennings Brothers PLC5.003.552-
Gordon Biersch East PorterGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.20-2-
Helios Hoshizora No PorterHelios Distillery Co., Ltd.5.00-2-
Porter Fumé Au CaféLes Brasseurs Du Temps6.30-2-
Coconut PorterStewart Brewing Ltd4.503.612-
Brutos PorterOxfordshire Ales5.003.512-
Piolet PorterKalispell Brewing Co.4.80-2-
Smoked English PorterThree Magnets Brewing5.604.52-
Poção Da Lua NovaMestre Das Poções6.903.082-
Cohan's PorterDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery3.904.332-
Escollo PorterEscollo5.003.742-
Black Penny PorterGrand River Brewery5.504.092-
Devils DykeDownlands Brewery5.003.872-
Lowlander PoorterLowlander Beer6.00-2-
Morrisons Hedgerow PorterTitanic Brewery4.503.682-
Glarus PorterGlarus Craft Brewing Co.5.003.212-
ErebusNeptunus Bier8.703.52-
La Porter Del TemploRestaurante Bar Rámuri4.703.092-
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.504.352-
Dr. PorterFreeWheel Brewing Company4.803.52-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.142-
Fionn W/ Vanilla BeanAngry Chair Brewing10.00-2-
B-MoorMoor Beer Company6.00-2-
Deep Dark SecretNorthern Brewing Limited5.204.112-
PorterRådanäs Bryggeri5.703.572-
Chocolate PorterFabbrica della Birra Perugia5.003.422-
Ghost TownThe Cromarty Brewing Company5.803.642-
Mufloni HuurupukkiPanimoravintola Beer Hunter's4.503.22-
Lough Erne PorterInishmacsaint Brewing Company4.203.112-
BarbastelleOld Chimneys Brewery6.4042-
Big Brown BunnySalt Springs Brewery6.30-2-
Cocoa Salty PorterBrasserie Du Mont Salève4.504.052-
London Calling PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.703.852-
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