Porter was the most popular beer of the early and mid parts of the 18th century. Originally known as "entire butt beer," it was soon dubbed Porter due to its popularity amongst area dockworkers. Porter was one of the first beers produced by large industrial breweries and became popular not only in America but as far away as the court of Russia. Toby's Triple Threads Porter is richly flavored with a mixture of burnt sugar, molasses and licorice root. Don't shy away from the dark tint; aging for long periods results in a mild and smooth finish.