In 1994, I swore off Porters. My brother convinced me that it was the porters I tried. Fast forward 18 yrs, I finally tried another Porter. After spending some time deciding which Porter to try, I settled on Samuel Smith. I have to say not bad. My palette might have changed, might not have like the porters I tried (all were from microbreweries in Boston). Doubt I will brew a porter myself, until I try other brands. Any suggestions?