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.
Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Porter
88 points
Mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of Dr. Pepper, cannabis, buttered popcorn, and waffles with syrup with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dryish light body and a smooth, relaxed finish with accents of roasted nuts, peppercorn muffin, black toast, and cocoa puffs in milk finish. A smooth and slightly herbal flavored porter.
Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Blackberry Barrel Porter
88 points
Mahogany in color, with bright aromas of chocolate mousse, raspberry liqueur, cherry cola, and buttered pumpernickel toast. On the palate, vibrant acidity brings in satiny flavors of berry soufflé, chocolate, cake, and caramel to a smooth, medium-length finish. A spicy-sweet, chocolatey porter that’s lifted by bright notes of berry mousse.
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.