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American Porter and Stout - American Porter


A substantial, malty dark beer with a complex and flavorful dark malt character.

Flavor Profile: Moderately strong malt flavor usually features a lightly burnt malt character (and sometimes chocolate and/or coffee flavors) with a bit of grainy, dark malt dryness in the finish. Overall flavor may finish from dry to medium-sweet. May have a sharp chara

Ingredients: May contain several malts, prominently dark malts, which often include black malt (chocolate malt is also often used). American hops typically used for bittering, but US or UK finishing hops can be used; a clashing citrus quality is generally undesirable.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 American Porter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Maple Oatmeal Stout
5.5 gal 5.11% 31.79 1.051 1.012
All Grain 6058
Robust Porter 3
5 gal 6.2% 43.14 1.066 1.018
All Grain 4949
Orange Cardamom Chocolate Porter
5 gal 7.92% 19.99 1.080 1.020
extract 4306
April Porter
5 gal 5.76% 40.18 1.057 1.014
Partial Mash 4272
Porter #3
5.5 gal 5.09% 24.47 1.052 1.013
All Grain 4199
Dry Porter
5.5 gal 7.2% 21.23 1.066 1.011
All Grain 3539
2016 Imperial Coffee Porter
5.5 gal 8.93% 52.86 1.088 1.020
All Grain 3022
Black Forest Stout
26.5 L 7.03% 30.67 1.071 1.017
All Grain 2807
Ballast Point HW #6 Porter EXT
5.5 gal 7.25% 53.74 1.068 1.013
extract 2803
Bekkalokket
22 L 6.92% 50.49 1.070 1.018
All Grain 2541

Newest American Porter Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
AHS Whiskey Barrel Porter
5 gal 6.55% 42.04 1.069 1.019
All Grain 8
Chocolate Vanilla Porter
11.5 gal 6.37% 40.52 1.060 1.011
All Grain 11
Porter II
4 gal 6.35% 50.01 1.065 1.016
Partial Mash 68
Palmer's Porter
11 gal 5.78% 41.28 1.054 1.010
All Grain 16
Porter
6 gal 4.71% 30.82 1.043 1.007
All Grain 8
PORTER3
200 L 5.19% 25.98 1.056 1.017
extract 19
Chocolate Hazelnut Porter
5.5 gal 6.68% 34.01 1.064 1.013
BIAB 57
Porter
4.5 gal 6.61% 127.84 1.066 1.016
All Grain 70
Porter - Jan '23
5.25 gal 6.41% 38.27 1.068 1.019
All Grain 102
Awesome Recipe
1 gal 6.39% 57.59 1.064 1.015
All Grain 45

Fermentables Used In American Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 1,090 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 6% 0% - 27%
US - Pale 2-Row 948 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 5% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 592 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 62% 2% - 100%
Flaked Oats 574 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 27%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 429 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 3% 0% - 23%
American - Roasted Barley 412 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 4% 0% - 33%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 406 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 0% - 38%
American - Black Malt 361 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 3% 0% - 28%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 316 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 6% 1% - 29%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 306 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 6% 0% - 33%

Hops Used In American Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 478 7 39% 3% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 444 5 40% 4% - 100%
Fuggles 431 4.5 41% 6% - 100%
Willamette 413 4.5 38% 1% - 100%
Northern Brewer 324 7.8 45% 4% - 100%
Magnum 294 15 49% 3% - 100%
Chinook 242 13 38% 3% - 100%
Columbus 152 15 43% 3% - 100%
Centennial 151 10 40% 4% - 100%
Nugget 148 14 44% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 106 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 33% 2% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 41 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 36% 0% - 80%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 36 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 24% 4% - 100%
American - Roasted Barley 35 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 27% 0% - 100%
American - Black Malt 35 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 22% 3% - 56%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 32 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 30% 4% - 80%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 26 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 30% 3% - 57%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 24 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 32% 4% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 21 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 28% 4% - 67%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 17 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 21% 8% - 50%

Yeasts Used In American Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 549 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 339 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 129 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 119 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 81 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 80 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Imperial Yeast - A10 Darkness 60 Imperial Yeast Ale Medium 71% 62°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 56 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 50 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 50 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Porter Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 289 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 192 Water Agt Boil 59% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 166 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 153 Fining Boil 58% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 126 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 50%
Epsom Salt 89 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 57%
Chalk 79 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 70 Water Agt Mash 62% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 53 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 42 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 75%

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