"And what this flood of deeper brown,
Which a white foam does also crown,
Less White than snow, more white than mortar?
Oh, my soul! Can this be Porter?
Only one style of beer could elicit such praise and that style, of course, is the marvelous Porter. My personal favorite style of beer to brew (mostly because it's my favorite style to drink), the Porter is a beer whose history is as rich and complex as it's flavor.