Best 6pk Porter available in your state?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by olympicgatorade, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. olympicgatorade

    olympicgatorade Aug 16, 2011 New Jersey

    Jumping off the 6pk stout thread.

    I have to go with Smuttynose Robust

    Incredible beer. 9 bucks.
     
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  2. olympicgatorade

    olympicgatorade Aug 16, 2011 New Jersey

    Followed by Founders

    And then Left Hand Fade to Black pepper porter was outstanding as well
     
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  3. azdback

    azdback Apr 2, 2004 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Deschutes Black Butte Porter all day long!!
     
  4. vande

    vande Jan 26, 2007 Illinois

    hmmm.. Bells Porter or Great Lakes Edmun Fitgerald... Although its an Imperial Porter, would Gonzo count now that its in 6ers?
     
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  5. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Arcadia London Porter, Bell's Porter, Founders Porter. All different profiles, each suits a different mood. I put that trio up against nearly any other porters out there.
     
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  6. Dools9

    Dools9 Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Mayflower Porter in MA, the best by far.
     
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  7. drperry11

    drperry11 Jan 8, 2012 South Carolina

    Edmund Fitzgerald all day
     
  8. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Left Hands Black Jack Porter, Anchor Porter.....not sure I can pick any one.

    Also, have yet to try Ska's which I have heard really good things about.
     
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  9. olympicgatorade

    olympicgatorade Aug 16, 2011 New Jersey

    Forgot about Anchor Steam's. A great one
     
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  10. danedelman

    danedelman Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Call me old fashioned but I love the Anchor Porter as an easy to find porter.
     
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  11. mike5446g

    mike5446g Oct 1, 2006 Ohio

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald...$8.99 per 6 pack
     
  12. danedelman

    danedelman Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Man, 3 way jinx on the anchor. That's cool!
     
  13. assman79

    assman79 May 30, 2009 Wisconsin

    Founders porter, Great lakes edmund fitzgerald, O'so night train.
     
  14. robinsmv

    robinsmv Jun 24, 2010 Florida

  15. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    This is my answer as well.
     
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  16. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    The best porter available to me in a 6 pack is the best porter out there, Black Butte.
     
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  17. Handle

    Handle Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    I guess I'd have to go with Edmund Fitzgerald, though I also love Anchor's porter and Highland Brewing's Oatmeal Porter.

    Ooh, wait -- I'm changing my vote to Duck-Rabbit's Baltic Porter (when it's not infected, of course).
     
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  18. trbergman

    trbergman Nov 17, 2006 Illinois

    For now: tie between Founders Porter and GL Edmund Fitzgerald

    Soon: Revolution Eugene
     
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  19. brewbetter

    brewbetter Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Gonzo? I've barely tried any porters tbh though.
     
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  20. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    My vote for MA is Founders.
     
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  21. GilGarp

    GilGarp Mar 14, 2007 Colorado

    Odell Cutthroat
     
  22. TheMultiYeast

    TheMultiYeast Oct 11, 2011 Vermont

    This.
     
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  23. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, Yard's Washington Porter. Even thought they don't call it a porter, I'll throw Dark Horse's Special Black Ale in the ring.
     
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  24. danmcg62

    danmcg62 Jan 24, 2006 Massachusetts

    Love Founders Porter and Smutty Robust Porter. Both can be found in MA.
     
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  25. njhopspop

    njhopspop Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    These are not necessarily "the best" but what is almost always available for when I want a good porter:
    Sierra Nevada and Yuengling. Also a big fan of Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
     
  26. neenerzig

    neenerzig Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald is absolutely fantastic.
     
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  27. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron May 24, 2007 New York

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald & Founders Porter
     
  28. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    I have to agree with Black Butte. I could go with Kona Pipline Porter as well.
     
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  29. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    This.

    But not having had Arcadia, I substitute Fullers London Porter. I could live with that bunch to the exclusion of all others.
     
  30. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald and Founders Porter are really all I need. I like having access to Arcadia London Porter and O'Fallon Smoke as well..
     
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  31. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
    Subscriber

    Arcadia's London Porter and Smuttynose Robust Porter are my choices, but Bell's and Founders are close runners-up. If you want to consider 'special' porters, then Arcadia's Shipwreck Porter is the clear winner -- you just have to purchase 6 of them to get a six pack. ;)
     
  32. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Smuttynose and Fuller's.
    Black Butte would be up there, but it isn't available in Fl. Drank so much of that stuff on the west coast while I was there though.
     
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  33. luisc123

    luisc123 Oct 20, 2011 California

    Black Butte. Wish Pipeline Porter was available all year around here
     
  34. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Founder's Porter would be first, but it's been hard to find a fresh bottle of that brew 'round here as of late and I like my porters at the very least not bottle in Feb. Fuller's London Porter is the runner up, but I haven't been able to find that one at all around here in months. So the default goes to Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. Great stuff though for sure. If you like coffee, this is your session beer. And I have to give a shout out to Smuttynose Robust Porter (tons of coffee in this one) and Bell's Porter (great, easy drinkin porter).
     
  35. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Anchor Porter
    Bell's Porter
    Founders Porter

    In that order for me at least.
     
  36. YumYumGumGum

    YumYumGumGum Jul 25, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Founders Porter
    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Gonzo
    Bells Porter

    In that order.
     
  37. muletrane

    muletrane Oct 26, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Founders
    Troegs Dead Reckoning
     
  38. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Founders
     
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  39. Kubrickx

    Kubrickx Sep 1, 2012 Illinois
    Subscriber

    Founders Porter & Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald - so far.
     
  40. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Founders is and will probably always be my favorite porter.
     
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