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Best Porters

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by VncentLIFE, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. MDDMD

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    Twilight of the Idols
    Edmund Fitz
    Black Butte
    Founders
     
  2. jdauria

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    I love porters so hard for me to pick, but here are a few:

    Founder's
    Fuller's
    Meantime (UK) London Porter
    NoDa's Coconut Porter (unfortunately only available in Charlotte NC)
    And my current must have...Rising Tide's Tempest Coffee Porter. It's only in MA, NH and ME.
     
  3. Cugabuh

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    I've been hearing some reeeally good things about Rising Tide lately. Gonna hafta try them out soon!
     
  4. IamMe90

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    just had bell's porter for the first time, it was pretty good but definitely didn't come anywhere near founders or black butte, unfortunately :/
     
  5. Dirty25

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    Black butte, bells, fullers porters are all good

    I like founders and Great Lakes but they have the roasted barley thing going on and are more like stouts IMO
     
  6. mellowmark

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    Everett
    Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee
    Black Butte 24
    Victory at Sea
    Jackie O's Drawn and Portered
     
  8. anth0ny

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    Ditto on Founders!
    Also Short's Publican...big and delicious.
     
  9. jlenik

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    Founders
    Sierra Nevada
    Anchor
    Zywiec
     
  10. roostor07

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    Surly smoke is a close second to Edmund Fitzgerald for me, although vastly different brews.
     
  11. cjoc83

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    Victory at Sea not being on the OP's list is a crime! Boo this man! BOOOOO!!!

    But besides that glaring omission, I thought it was pretty solid.
     
  12. xxday4

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    Not mentioned, but solid and not too far from OP, Willamsburg Alewerks Washington's Porter. Worth a road trip? Maybe not, but if you get to Richmond or Tidewater-absolutely pick it up.
     
  13. WickedSluggy

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    My current favorites

    1. Ska Pocket Protector Porter
    2. Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    4. Anchor Porter

    These do not include porters that are "Imperial" or "Baltic" or "Smoked". That mixes apples with oranges (and other fruit)
     
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    Edmund Fitzgerald
    Anchor Porter
    Founders Porter
    SN Porter
    Highland Oatmeal Porter
     
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    Anchor porter
    Founders porter
    Entire butte English porter
    St. Peter's Old Style porter
    Taddy porter
     
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    American:
    Smuttynose Robust Porter
    HF Everett
    Founders Porter

    English:
    Fullers London Porter
    Meantime London Porter
    Sam Smith Taddy Porter

    Baltic:
    Smuttynose Baltic
    HF Fear & Trembling (Smoked too!)
     
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  17. UCLABrewN84

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    I had it over the weekend. Solid beer.
     
  18. Jacurdy60

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    Anchor Porter is the best I've ever had. It is so unique and complex. That roasted malt/robust coffee flavor is balanced perfectly with typical trappist notes of figs/dates. It's in my top 5 beers ever and is best at slightly under room temperature.
     
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    Twilight of the Idols
    Fear and Trembling
    Victory at Sea
    Smuttynose Baltic
     
  20. Ernest_Hooper

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    Current list,

    Short's Publican Porter (new six pack today made this officially preferred to Founders Porter)
    Founders Porter
    Arcadia London Porter
    Most every Baltic Porter I have tried but can't recall the names immediately. (plus the prices on those are unbeatable and always surprising)

    Some popular popular porters that I do not like,

    Great Lakes Edmond Fitzgerald (I've had it at least a dozen times and I just don't get it)
    Deschutes Black Butte

    Porters that interest me but I have still yet to try,

    Fullers London Porter (no idea why I haven't had this yet)
    Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols (lots of reasons why I haven't had this one yet, but very intrigued)
    Smuttynose Baltic Porter
     
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  21. Hopsiam14

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    Founders
    Victory at Sea
    Flat Earth Dreamline
    Flat Earth Grand Design
    Edmund Fitzgerald
     
  22. bnuno

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    Heretic shallow grave is pretty good. But A little high on the abv for a traditional porter
     
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    Victory at sea
     
  24. GuzzLah

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    The only thing good about Black Butte Porter is the name. I like robust, malty porters. BBP was weak and reminded me of a really thin chocolate milkshake. I've been very underwhelmed with Deschutes with a sample size of three different six packs. I wanted to like them, but didn't.
     
  25. BeastLU

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    Not be the GOAT or anything but Port City Porter is a real legit local brew.
     
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  26. DieHippieDie

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    Why drink porters when you can drink a stout?
     
  27. MetalMountainMastiff

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    Meantime Naval porter
    Uinta Sea Legs
    Victory at sea
    My Personal favorite
    CALDERA MOGLI
     
  28. BeastLU

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    Very questionable statement, sir.
     
  29. Ernest_Hooper

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    It seems that porters are generally less roasty than stouts, which gives presence to a whole host of other flavors. A good porter can bring out dark fruit and other flavors that often get masked by stouts.
     
  30. cbozInTheMitten

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    Shorts Publican Porter and Founders Porter are my two favs.
     
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  31. Catchy_Name

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    Bottled - toss up for me between VaS and Alaskan Baltic Porter.

    Special/limited - Double Sumatra Victory at Sea. This was life altering good.
     
  32. theHoff77

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    Eddy Fitz was the beer that converted me to craft, and it's probably my go to beer to this day. Funny, I really want to go buy some now.
     
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  33. BottleCaps80

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    Surprised nobody has mentioned "Lil B" from Evil Twin. That's my favorite.
     
  34. InVinoVeritas

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    You missed the boat with your options, Tyranena end thread . . .
     
  35. Bobheed

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    Black Butte XXIII to me is probably my favorite. Others I really enjoy though are Anchor Porter, Firestone Reserve, Victory at Sea, Founders Porter, and Baltic Thunder. I have never tried Edmund Fitzgerald, but that seems to be a favorite around here, so I may have to try to get one.
     
  36. Jacurdy60

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    Anchor porter is world-class. It is the best porter I've ever had. So complex but so delicious. It's like a Belgian dubbel crossed with an American porter.
     
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    I might get stoned for this, but I recently went to NV and finally got around to Black Butte Porter. Wow, I was disappointed. Thin body and very cola like. Not even remotely close to my current favorite, Founders.
     
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    Nice to see Caldera get some love.
     
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    Keep an eye out this Spring...Great Lakes (Edmund Fitzgerald) & Deschutes (Black Butte) are collaborating on a new Smoked Porter.
     
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    I gravitate toward baltic/imperial porters.

    Flying Dog Gonzo
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Smuttynose Baltic Porter
    Les Trois Mousquetaires Grand Cuvee Porter Baltique
     
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