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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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Chocolate Hills PorterThe Cebruery5.8023.69
La Porter Del TemploRestaurante Bar Rámuri4.7023.09
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.5024.31
Dr. PorterFreeWheel Brewing Company4.8023.5
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.2023.9
Fionn W/ Vanilla BeanAngry Chair Brewing10.0024.19
Deep Dark SecretNorthern Brewing Limited5.2024.16
Flaco Cara De Perro Dark PorterCervecería Flaco Cara de Perro7.0023.59
Chocolate PorterFabbrica della Birra Perugia5.0023.42
With De Molen Trilogy 2006 Malt Imperial PorterNorthern Monk Brew Co.9.0024.4
Mufloni HuurupukkiPanimoravintola Beer Hunter's4.5023.2
Lough Erne PorterInishmacsaint Brewing Company4.2023.22
BarbastelleOld Chimneys Brewery6.4024
Big Brown BunnySalt Springs Brewery6.3023.75
Cocoa Salty PorterBrasserie Du Mont Salève4.5024.09
Ace Of SpadesWild Card Brewery ? 23.93
London Calling PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.7023.85
Ol' Eagle PorterThe Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery5.0023.79
Old Gregg (Rum Barrel-Aged)Ethereal Brewing8.5024.14
Cherry Vanilla PorterCapitol City Brewing Company ? 24.16
Dark Horse Black BeerThe Mussel Inn4.0023.27
Raven Brewhemian Cream PorterPivovar Raven6.3024.38
Mocha PorterSt Andrews Brewing Company6.0023.31
Invisible Bikini PorterMONYO Brewing Co.5.5023.29
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 24.65
New London PorterThree Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse5.2023.93
PorterCatskill Brewery5.5024.06
Humpty Dumpty PorterHumpty Dumpty Brewing Company5.4023.75
Export India Porter Bramling CrossThe Kernel Brewery5.8024.12
Red Duck Sexy ThingPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.7023.83
Barrel Aged Plum PorterThrowback Brewery6.5024.36
The Black BearMacLeod Ale Brewing Company3.9023.73
Sea Chimera PorterNutmeg Brewhouse6.5024.18
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.0024.33
Munton Chuck PorterFranklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store5.7023.62
PorterFlat Branch Pub & Brewery5.4023.15
Arcadia Barrel Aged London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.6023.56
Knight PorterWhitewater Brewing Co5.0024.2
Hopshackle Historic PorterHopshackle Brewery Ltd.4.8023.68
Porter LorraineBrasserie Lorraine S.A.5.0022.26
PingoraLander Brewing Company ? 23.49
Gate KeeperUnruly Brewing Co.6.5022.88
Victorian PorterC.H. Evans Brewing Company7.6023.93
T-Rex PorterPort Rexton Brewing Co.5.8023.6
Nitro PorterGlacier Brewhouse6.3024.29
The Beer Flood PorterVictory Art Brew6.6023.13
Smoked PorterHowling Hops5.2023.91
London PorterRed Squirrel Brewery5.0024.06
Wensleydale PorterWensleydale Brewery Ltd6.6022.97
Brown PorterPopuluxe Brewing6.0023.55
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