Who makes a good porter?

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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby Coronaeus » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:51 pm

While not bottled, I liked Clifford Porter very much the few times I've had it.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby TwoPint » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:10 pm

I enjoyed a few pints of Kensington Home Grown Porter at The Only Cafe last month.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby Belgian » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:14 pm

jeremyg wrote:the recent batches of lost river baltic porter have been fantastic

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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby darmokandjalad » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:46 pm

deepeary wrote:I am a big fan of Stranger Than Fiction. They nailed the soft mouthfeel and it has a wonderful balance of sweet chocolate/coffee notes. This will be a regular purchase for me.


Ditto, I was impressed with this one. It has been a while since I've tried a really solid, Ontario-made, regular old English-style porter (i.e. with no vanilla/coffee/smoked malt etc. thrown into it). Black Swan's Porter is the only other quality one that comes to mind, but that's only available in Stratford.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby velovampire » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:03 pm

alsiem wrote:...I think that Junction would do one...

Hey alsiem, we've got our Hey, Porter! in bottles and on tap at the brewery right now! Also, we've got a 30L keg of Lansdowne's Jenny Lind Chocolate Porter (also available at 303 Lansdowne) on tap right now, available for by-the-glass purchase or a growler fill.

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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby alsiem » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:49 pm

Finally tried Junction's Hey Porter last night at Club 3030. It was fantastic, for my own preference I enjoy a nice creamy mouthfeel, I'm guessing that Hey Porter as some oats in the grainbill as it delivers that.

Right now, these are my favorites.

1. Hey Porter
2. Stranger than Fiction
3. Charcoal Porter

Still never tried a Muddy York Porter.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby alsiem » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:16 pm

I see this from the Brewing awards:

Gold: Collective Arts Brewing – Stranger Than Fiction
Silver: Clifford Brewing Co. – Clifford Porter
Bronze: Bobcaygeon Brewing Company – Porter

I have never heard of Bobcaygeon Brewing. Summer road trip for sure.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:59 pm

Two I had this weekend and really liked.

Nickelbrook Winter Porter (purchased at the brewery)
Stonehammer Continuity Baltic Porter (from the LCBO)
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby alsiem » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:25 pm

Glad to see this thread getting a bump. Stranger than Fiction is still solid but I just haven't had a chance to have a Hey Porter in a long time. Now I'd have to include Muddy York Porter to the top 3. It's great, and seems to have hit a recent high note after being solid for the last year.

I finally tried a charcoal porter but I think the bottle I had was infected as it was very vinegary which cannot believe was the intended flavor.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby midlife crisis » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:21 pm

I note Clifford is now in cans too and fairly widely available. It is so good.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby BlackRedGold » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:54 pm

Stalwart Thriller Imperial Chocolate Porter is really good.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby seangm » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:36 am

midlife crisis wrote:I note Clifford is now in cans too and fairly widely available. It is so good.


Agreed. I'd say this is my favourite widely available "regular" porter, as in no flavourings or additives, not Baltic or Imperial, etc. It's very good, reminds me of Smuttynose Robust Porter.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby Provost Drunk » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:16 pm

I tried Muddy York's Plank Road Baltic Road porter recently and was impressed. It had a nice ash/smoke character. I haven't tried their regular porter yet, but it's definitely on my radar now after reading the positive reviews here and really enjoying their Baltic.
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby shintriad » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:48 pm

I haven't had it yet, but Halo Brewery has a new robust porter called Inkblot. It's getting good reviews so far: https://untappd.com/b/halo-brewery-inkblot/1984205
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Re: Who makes a good porter?

Postby Provost Drunk » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:08 pm

shintriad wrote:I haven't had it yet, but Halo Brewery has a new robust porter called Inkblot. It's getting good reviews so far: https://untappd.com/b/halo-brewery-inkblot/1984205


I'd say Inkblot is more in the American style of porter. I think it's a good choice for those who like this style. Personally, I'm more into the English style, but Inkblot is well crafted for what it's supposed to be.

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