Porter beer?

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by knockahoma, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. knockahoma

    knockahoma New in Town

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    I had a London Porter at a restaurant last weekend. None of the stores around here carry it. Do you guys know of a good porter beer besides that one?. Thanks

    Knock
     
  2. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    Which brand of porter did you have? Porter is a style of beer, not a brand. There are porters from England, and locally brewed as well. Louisiana is your home, I gather? There is Fuller's London Porter, imported from England which I enjoy often from the store and occasionally at a pub (I'm in south west Ontario, Canada). Is that what you had?
     
  3. knockahoma

    knockahoma New in Town

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    If I remember correctly it was a London porter. Maybe a Murphy's but I don't think that is right.
     
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  4. coloradorider

    coloradorider One of the Regulars

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    London Porter is made by Fuller's and is one of my favorite Porters. It's rated 100 at ratebeer.com so there are a lot of people in the world who agree it's fantastic. Try this list to start your search - http://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/porter/5/
     
  5. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    It is excellent as a porter and one of my favourite beers overall. There are also some excellent locally brewed porters in southern Ontario. Hopefully everyone can find a good local brew as well!
     
  6. Ones i like
    Deschutes
    Anchor Steam
    Sierra Nevada

    Carnegie Porter.
     
  7. Vincent Parry

    Vincent Parry New in Town

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    I have always loved the Swedish Carnegie Porter :)
     
  8. Zaxxon

    Zaxxon New in Town

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    Muntons sells Porter beer kits for home brewers.
    I like that one very much.

    Regards,
    Zaxxon
     
  9. xXClockwork

    xXClockwork New in Town

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    Samuel Smith

    I want to try Founders Porter.
     
  10. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Monteith's Barrel Aged Porter from NZ. It's aged in American Oak pinot noir barrels which really sets off the malty porter taste beautifully.

    If you can find some, buy it ;)
     
  11. rumblefish

    rumblefish One Too Many

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    Founders Porter is fantastic. It happens to be on tap at one of my distributors this week. I'll be getting a growler full this friday!
     
  12. xXClockwork

    xXClockwork New in Town

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    Their website says that Founders just became available in Texas on April 8th. I will have to go pick some up. I've heard good things. They're a little behind on the craft brew movement here. I'm hoping more beers will become available here in the near future.
     
  13. Asienizen

    Asienizen One of the Regulars

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    I really miss getting good dark beers, living in St Paul had these in spades. I think Founders is quite good, cheaper and a bit sharper was the Summit Porter. All I get these days is cheap lager - man I miss the porters.
     
  14. wildturkey8

    wildturkey8 Familiar Face

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    Deschuttes Black Butte Porter
    Smuttynose Robust Porter
    Boulevard Bully Porter

    My favorite: Sam Adams Honey Porter
     
  15. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Meantime of Greenwich do a nice one - no idea whether they export to the US...
    Shepherd Neame (10 minutes walk from me) do a decent one, though getting it on draft even in winter is tricky.
     
  16. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    If you can track it down, Black Isle Porter from Scotland is luvverly. It's brewed in a microbrewery at the end of a farm track road in the Highlands.
     
  17. anon`

    anon` One Too Many

    FIFY.

    Also, one of the best porters, ever. Love the Reserve anniversary series, too.
     
  18. mflemming

    mflemming One of the Regulars

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    +1 on the Founders. Draft Fuller's is my first choice, but bottled Founders is not bad at all.
     
  19. sw709

    sw709 Familiar Face

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    Also, if you can find it, there's Mikkeler's chipotle porter. It's really spicy, bold & intriguing...like any good porter should be!
     
  20. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Propeller brewery in Halifax, Nova Scotia makes an excellent porter if you can find it. They just expanded their brewery drastically, so hopefully they'll start exporting more widely.
     

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