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BJCP 2015 Guideline

American Porter and Stout American Porter


BJCP 2015 20A American Porter example
20A - American Porter


Overall Impression

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


Although a rather broad style open to brewer interpretation. Dark malt intensity and flavor can vary significantly. May or may not have a strong hop character, and may or may not have significant fermentation by-products; thus may seem to have an "American" or "British" character.

Commercial Examples

Anchor Porter, Boulevard Bully! Porter, Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Founders Porter, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Smuttynose Robust Porter, Sierra Nevada Porter

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  • OG:  1050 - 1070
  • FG:  1012 - 1018
  • ABV: 4.8 - 6.5
  • IBU: 25 - 50
  • SRM: 22 - 40
BJCP 2015 20A - American Porter Commercial Example