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The English Porter is moderate-strength, light brown to dark brown colored beer with a restrained roasty malt character and bitterness. It may have a range of roasted flavors, generally without burnt qualities, and often has a chocolate-caramel-malty profile. More substance and roast than a British Brown Ale and higher in gravity than a Mild Ale. It differs from an American Porter in that it usually has softer, sweeter and more caramelly flavors as well as usually less alcohol. American Porter will also typically have more of a bitter hop character. Some stronger, hoppier and/or roastier version of porter are called Robust Porter.

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Name Ratings  Score   
1Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2011)  R  
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 85  4 Find
2Nynäshamns Fatlagrad Smörpundet Porter  R  
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Nynäshamn, Sweden
 109  3.86 Find
3The Kernel India Double Porter  R  
The Kernel Brewery
Bermondsey, England
 77  3.85 Find
4Brakspear Vintage Ale 1999  R  
Brakspear (Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Co.)
Witney, England
 38  3.82 Find
5MacTarnahan's Bourbon Cask Aged Blackwatch Cream Porter  R  
Portland Brewing (FIFCO)
Portland, Oregon
 165  3.78 Find
6HaandBryggeriet Norse Porter (2012-)  R  
HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Drammen, Norway
 186  3.75 Find
7Thornbridge Evenlode  R  
Thornbridge Brewery
Bakewell, England
 51  3.73 Find
8Blue Lobster Ragged Neck Rye Porter  R  
Blue Lobster Brewing Company
Hampton, New Hampshire
 21  3.71 Find
9Pretty Things Once Upon a Time, December 6, 1855 EIP  R  
Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project
Cambridge, Massachusetts
 81  3.71 Find
10Närke Pannknektarnas Porter  R  
Närke Kulturbryggeri
Örebro, Sweden
 109  3.7 Find
11Moor Grockle Grog  R  
Moor Beer Co.
Bristol, England
 10  3.7 Find
12Mendocino Winter Ale (04/05 - Porter)  R  
Olde Saratoga Brewing (Mendocino Brewing Co.)
Saratoga Springs, New York
 135  3.7 Find
13Firestone Walker Walkers Reserve  R  
Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)
Paso Robles, California
 875  3.69 Find
14Hawks Super Natural Porter  R  
Hawks Brewing
Roseburg, Oregon
 16  3.68 Find
15Tired Hands Goblin  R  
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
 11  3.67 Find
16Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter - Bourbon Barrel  R  
Ballast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts)
San Diego, California
 114  3.67 Find
17Malmgård Oak Porter  R  
Malmgårdin Panimo - Malmgard Brewery (MBH Breweries Oy)
Malmgård, Finland
 62  3.67 Find
18Tallgrass Zombie Monkie  R  
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Manhattan, Kansas
 181  3.66 Find
19Bellwoods Midnight Pilot  R  
Bellwoods Brewery
Toronto, Ontario
 19  3.66 Find
20Trillium Pot & Kettle  R  
Trillium Brewing Company
Boston, Massachusetts
 103  3.65 Find
21New Belgium Portage Porter  R  
New Belgium Brewing Company (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)
Fort Collins, Colorado
 227  3.65 Find
22Maui Black Pearl  R  
Maui Brewing Co.
Kihei, Hawaii
 33  3.65 Find
23Little Creatures Single Batch Mr. Obadiah  R  
Little Creatures Brewing Australia (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)
Fremantle, Australia
 41  3.64 Find
24Cervisiam Hans Trapp  R  
Oslo, Norway
 55  3.64 Find
25Fierce / BrewDog Aberdeen Black Flagship  R  
Fierce Beer Co
Dyce, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 22  3.64 Find


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