Porter Recommendations

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  1. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

  2. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    No one has mentioned Barrel-Aged Gonzo yet. It's a steal and I love it!
  3. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,339) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Alpha klaus
  4. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Had my first Gonzo last Friday.
    Liked it so much, bought two sixers the next day.
    Then I found 2 BA Gonzo's today :grimacing:
  5. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I started a reply & got sidetracked.
    You beat me by 4min bro.
  6. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (335) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    HF Everett!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    If you can get access to it, try Peoples Porter (and the bourbon barrel version as well) from Foothills!
  8. dbol

    dbol Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2007 California
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    synebrychoff porter
    does victory at sea count?
    arcadia barrel aged shipwreck
  9. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    I had one of these yesterday and went out and bought 2 more today...

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  10. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2012 California
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    Everett, Founders, Black Butte, Eddy Fitz and Victory at Sea!
  11. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (712) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Founders, Edmund Fitzgerald, and Firestone Walker Walkers Reserve Porter are all good options. Alpha Klause was a decent porter but I found the hop profile to be off putting.
  12. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Co. King Titus
  13. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Anchor porter. Or Sam smith taddy porter are my tops. On the cheaper side, sweetwater exodus is great.
  14. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    If Baltic porters count. The Duck Rabbit kills that style.
  15. TaylorRB817

    TaylorRB817 Initiate (126) Jun 27, 2012 California

    A very basic, but very good porter is: Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter
  16. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Hardly basic. 100 across the board on this site.
  17. emilystrikesagai

    emilystrikesagai Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 Illinois

    Saw the thread title and was going to emphatically suggest Founders Porter and GL Edmund Fitz - thankfully you've seen the light!

    I'll second (or third/forth?) Anchor Porter.
  18. TaylorRB817

    TaylorRB817 Initiate (126) Jun 27, 2012 California

    Basic as in not complex. Not crazy flavors, not high ABV like a baltic, just a very well done high quality porter.
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  19. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    Huge +1
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  20. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (530) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Huge +1 to this as well, really good beer.
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  21. teamizm

    teamizm Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2005 California

    HF Everett - Blew.My.Mind
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  22. kell50

    kell50 Meyvn (1,148) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina


    (I apologize for screaming.)
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  23. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    this one's going down nicely while reading this thread...

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  24. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Poo-Bah (2,310) Feb 16, 2012 Florida
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    Black Butte
    Founders Porter
    Edmund Fitzgerald
    CCB Jose Marti
    Arcadia BBL Shipwreck
    Elysian Perseus Porter

    If you can find it on draft somewhere, CCB Puppy's Breath Porter is amazing.
  25. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.
    Evolution Lucky 7 Porter.
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  26. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (326) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    2 greats. Breckinridge Vanilla Porter and Harpoon 100 Barrell Series El Triunfo Coffee Porter.
  27. hogansct

    hogansct Aspirant (251) Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island
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    How could I forget? I'm also a big fan of the Berkshire coffeehouse porter
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  28. goalie33

    goalie33 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2009 New York

    anchor porter is really good too. right up there with founders and edmund fitz.
  29. tjwarren

    tjwarren Disciple (349) Dec 31, 2008 Ohio

    I would agree/insist on Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter and while you are at it try their Oatmeal Stout.
  30. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Disciple (369) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    State Pen Porter.
  31. LouDogg114

    LouDogg114 Aspirant (283) Jan 1, 2012 Georgia

    Founders or Bell's
  32. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Disciple (363) Nov 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Pile O' Dirt Porter from Crow Peak Brewing Co - I go through a sixer per week.....so fucking good.
  33. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (1,731) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Having a personal Choc 'Porterfest' tonite , while watching BS National Championship Game
    first Lighthouse-'Dark Chocolate Porter' , next will be Rogue-'Mocha Porter'
    & the closer tonite Phillips-'Longboat Double Chocolate Porter' , butt I would have to name
    Deschutes-'Black Butte Porter' & Trois Mousq-'Porter Baltique' as porter's I've had and would highly recommend , cheers
  34. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Founders Porter
    Duschutes Black Butte
    Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper
    Foothills People's Porter
    3Floyds Alpha Klaus
    Hoppin Frog Cafe Silk Porter
    Mother Earth Old Neighborhood Porter
    Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

    For a different twist:
    Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter
    Dark Horse Thirsty Trout
    Foothills BA People's Porter
    Arcadia BA Shipwreck Porter
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
  35. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    "Did we just become best friends?"
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  36. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (226) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    I'll usually pick up Founders Porter or King Titus from Maine Beer Company.
  37. Tamarack22

    Tamarack22 Initiate (0) May 19, 2011 Minnesota

    If you have a Minnesota connection, consider Olvalde Farm - Ode To A Russian Shipwright. It is brewed with spruce tips & rye, which makes for a unique porter/stout (unique in a very good way).
  38. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Aspirant (272) Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    This one is in my top 3 newly discovered beers of 2012.
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  39. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Black Butte
    Sierra Nevada
    Shipyard Imperial Porter (surprise Porter of the year)
    Victory at Sea
  40. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (169) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Love Troegs. Love Dead Reckoning. But this is barely a porter. So hoppy. Black IPA is more like it.
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