Porter originated in London, England, as a blend of stout and pale ale. It flourished for over two centuries before fading away to near oblivion. Revived by micros and homebrewers, this beer is dark (almost black) but not as roasty as a stout. Some subtle chocolate notes, and relatively low bitterness, make this flavourful session beer as popular today, as it was among the Hotel Porters of London’s past. Serve cool, 40-50 °F).