About Flavored Porter

About Flavored Porter
Flavored porters are brown to dark brown and average between 5.5-8.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They can be sweet or dry and commonly derive their flavor from dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Caldera Mogli Imperial Porter, Kona Pipeline Porter and Rogue Mocha Porter.

Top Picks for Flavored Porter

Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter
92 points
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts and fruit cake dipped in rum with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long finish with nuances of artisan dark chocolate bar with golden raisins and espresso beans, delicate spice, and cherry pipe tobacco finish. A rich, warming and deliciously chocolatey porter in the imperial vein.
City Lights Brewing Co. Coconut Porter
92 points
Walnut color. Confected aromas of mounds bar, snickerdoodle cookies, hazelnut cappuccino, and highlander grog with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, quick seven layer bar, fried ice cream shell, toasted coconut syrup, and roasted almonds finish. A sweet and flavorful coconut porter that makes for a fun twist on favorite style.
Awards: 2018 Best Flavored Porter
Infamous Brewing Company "Pumpkin Massacre" Porter
92 points
Brilliant mahogany color. Curious, citrusy aromas and flavors of blood orange juice, sassafras, toffee, and raspberry preserves with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, cheery finish displaying notes of spiced fruits, peppered greens, and gingerbread finish. A pleasant spiced holiday porter.
Big Top Brewing Company Hawaiian Lion Coffee Coconut Porter
90 points
Opaque medium brown color. Tropical, attractive aromas and flavors of toasted coconut macaroon and chocolate toffee and citrus peels with a round, lively, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of arugula, fruitcake, and coffee finish. A lively coconut porter that is sure to please.
Granite City Food & Brewery ZugZwang Vanilla Porter
90 points
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of melted toffee, chocolate espresso beans, and coconut macaroon with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long finish evoking notes of mocha milkshake, vanilla maple fudge, hint of peppered nuts, and arugula finish. A tasty, toasty chocolate, vanilla and coconut accented porter.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter
89 points
Bright bronze color. Smoky, inviting aromas and flavors of smoked jerky and woods, toasted pumpernickel with smoked cheddar and onion marmalade, and band-aid with hint of iodine with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, long finish with notes of artisan dark chocolate, dulce du leche, grilled radicchio, and mixed peppercorns finish. A powerfully delicious smoked porter with a wonderful waves of flavor.
Hoppin’ Frog Brewery Infusion A Coffee Porter
88 points
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate peanut butter bar with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a medium-long finish conveying overtones of cappuccino and dark roasted nuts finish. A solid, nutty coffee flavored porter.
Awards: 2017 Best Flavored Porter
Rogue Ales Mocha Porter
88 points
Bright medium brown color. Aromas and flavors of mocha and buttered dark raisin toast with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with touches of dark roasted nuts and grass finish. A light and easy delicately flavored porter.
Two Roads & Evil Twin Brewing Companies Pachamama Porter
88 points
Bright mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed spiced peach and pear, roasted yams, and herbal honey with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, breezy finish with notes of honeyed exotic fruit, Mexican chocolate, and arugula finish. A delicate spiced porter with nice drinkability.
Amelia Island Brewing Co. Laura Joe Coffee Porter
87 points
Light mahogany color. Roasted aromas of drip coffee, chocolate croissant, and mixed nut danish with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed chocolate covered espresso bean, whole wheat scone, and tea leaves finish. A coffee-flavored stout with a natural bitter-coffee appeal that drinks effortlessly.