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tx-brewer 01-03-2013 01:34 AM

Whats your favorite porter?
Well I have my first beer bubbling away, and in the midst of brewing I decided I really needed to expand my eyes in the beer world. When I was younger I tried different beers, but for a while now I have stuck to the same ole same ole.

I bought a bunch of different beers I had never tried at the liquor store the other day and found out I am in love with porters...

The three I have tried are Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, and Stone Smoked Porter. Liked the stone, but absolutely loved the Deschutes and Breckenridge.

I am curious on what other Porters I need to try, some of yalls favorites. I am going to try as many as I can find in my area, but some suggestions of the better ones would be great. Thanks

Face Eater 01-03-2013 01:40 AM

I really like great lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. When I think porter I usually always think of that.

Xpertskir 01-03-2013 01:41 AM

Those are three good porter choices in general but especially in the scheme of large distribution. IMO Breck is the weakest but if you like vanilla it's nice.

Founders porter is quite special and somewhat easily available. I am also a huge fan of Baltic porters and 3floyds Amaranth Ragnarok(sp) is a fantastic example, but seasonal and really hard to get a hold of.

Haputanlas 01-03-2013 01:43 AM

If you're including home brew, I'd have to say Denny Conn's Bourbon Vanilla porter. Even without the bourbon or vanilla, it's still my absolute favorite.

However, if you liked Breckenridge's vanilla porter, you'd probably like Stone's Smoked Porter (Aged with Vanilla Beans) even better. Much higher quality than Breckenridge's (IMO). However, I do love the sessionable quality of Breckenridge's.

davekippen 01-03-2013 01:46 AM

Founders is a great porter. I actually like the new Snowcap Vanilla porter by Sam Adams a lot too (yes, its ok to drink a SA beer!)

tx-brewer 01-03-2013 01:49 AM

Thanks for all the ideas guys, ill defiantly check out as many if these as I can... What a rough task I have ahead of me.. haha. Keep em coming

cluckk 01-03-2013 01:53 AM

Taddy Porter, hands down.

Stouderpower 01-03-2013 02:13 AM

Sierra Nevada porter

andysim 01-03-2013 02:14 AM

Upland Brewing....Bad Elmer Porter

45_70sharps 01-03-2013 02:43 AM

Black Butte is one of my favorite beers and I trying keep some on tap here all the time if I can.
I think I'm going to modify the clone recipe a little though next time.
Maybe a little more roasty flavor.

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