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Old 02-02-2006, 06:07 PM   #1
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I love porters. Definately my favorite style of ale. However, I am cursed with the inability to brew a porter myself that I actually love. I've tried a number of times using kits ('ok' results), recipes taken from the web (mixed results from 'ok' to 'terrible') and my own recipe (the one in my sig that I do not intend to drink.. i'll dump it when I need the bottles back.)

Anyway, if you have an extract+grain recipe for a robust porter that you have tried and REALLY liked, I'd like to see it!

For reference, I love Sammy Smith's Taddy and Highlander's Oatmeal. Sierra Nevada's is 'ok'. I didn't care for Duck Rabbit's, but that might have been because of the pub I got it in.

So.. whatcha got?

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Old 02-02-2006, 06:34 PM   #2

Sam Smiths' Taddy is actually a Brown Porter, not a Robust. Not sure about Highlander's Oatmeal; never had it. I just did an AG Robust Porter, but it's too soon to tell.

Since you thought Sierra Nevada's was "ok", maybe a Brown recipe is what you're really looking for? I like both types, but just last night I was thinking about doing a Brown Porter, since there aren't too many out there. Most of the good commercial samples you can get here in the states are from the UK! And I like all of them! Take a look here.

I'll be interested to see what suggestions turn up here!


 
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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Sam Smiths' Taddy is actually a Brown Porter, not a Robust.
I was not aware of that. Thanks.

For some reason I had it in my head that the brown porters are less bitter and leaning toward the sweeter side, but SSTP is certainly a roastey, bitter brew... and I assumed this was a robust type.

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Old 02-02-2006, 06:52 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhoobarb
Sam Smiths' Taddy is actually a Brown Porter, not a Robust. Take a look here.
Strange... if I read the descriptions ONLY (and ignore their listing of 'commercial examples') I would certainly have classified SSTP as a robust porter based on flavor and color.

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Old 02-02-2006, 10:44 PM   #5
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If you haven't tried austinhomebrew's Roque Mocha Porter clone, you should. I don't think I'll ever try a porter from scratch again, that kit is just too good.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:29 AM   #6
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Did you try Baltic Porters? For me it was the first porter I tried and it like a first love. That's the one in my brew list next. I was surprised that it made with lager yast...

 
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:06 PM   #7
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Wanted to bump this thread and see if there are any more standby porters that folks have been making. I've been looking at some taddy clones but there are quite a few. More than anything, I'm just looking for a good brown porter as well.

Anybody brew this one?
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