Saint Bridget's Porter - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by BamaViper1:
3.43/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a mug from a 22 oz. bottle, dated 12/15/09.
This beer may be a bit past its prime. I am aware.
This beer pours a chocolate brown forming an off-white head about 1/4 inch wide. This head leaves little whisps of lacing down the sides of the glass.
The first thing I could smell was almost the smell of burning bread mixed with puréed green vegetables. A second whiff gave rise to coffee mixed with a chocolaty malt backbone. My third try was almost all chocolate. Overall, not bad.
Bitter would describe my first taste of the beer. A little unexpected considering the malt and chocolate smell. However, the coffee notes do follow, dominated by a bitter dark chocolate. Notes of roasted malt do appear as well, but the finish is all bitter chocolate.
For a lower ABV beer, this porter has a substantial medium-full body with a lower carbonation presence. The finish is substantial as well; it's a little thick but not unpleasant.
As far as drinkability goes, I feel that I could easily drink a few of these in a single sitting. I don't know if I would pick this up again though, as I feel there are better options both in the porter department as well as from Great Divide. Considering that this beer is now retired, I guess that won't be a problem.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2010 05:29:32 | More by BamaViper1
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
a pretty good porter here, very much in the english style. i found it to be a bit sweet and a bit under carbonated for my tastes, but otherwise its quite good. medium brown, crystal clear, with a ruby red glow in the light. not much head on it. the nose and taste both are chocolate malty and sweet, amber beer sweetness, an odd sensation in a porter, which i usually look at as being dryer and more clean. it has a slightly watered down texture too, which surprises me in this dark colored brew with so much residual sugar. its a little generic overall, a beer i have tasted a thousand times, nothing super distinct about it at all. that said, the flavors work well together and its a rather true to style porter. more carbonation would make it outstanding, but it drinks a little heavy without it. one and done for me.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 15:35:24 | More by StonedTrippin
3.84/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It looks right for a porter, though it's got some lightness to the body and doesn't appear to have quite so much texture as the typical American-style, more robust porter. The tan head is retained fairly well after reaching one finger's height, though it gets a little wispy, and it manages a goodly amount of sticky lacing in patches.
Some chocolate is firm on the nose, on the sweeter side of bittersweet with some creaminess. There's an interesting near-tartness hiding. Roast is there, though not as prominent as it is in many of the style, and there's something like nuttiness underneath.
The taste is a little sweeter, a little creamier, and a little richer, all while allowing the roast to carry it without any acrid edge. There's a bit of coffee, and some earthiness comes into the finish even as a touch of balancing hops come out.
Despite the question in the look, this is a nice, full, rich porter with a full body and a smooth flow.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2013 13:29:08 | More by Brenden
4/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Deep, almost opaque brown color with a massive, dense, and persistent light brown head. The head notably roils, even with a gentle pour. Patchy, sticky lacing adorns the glass walls.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt are prominent in the aroma.
Taste: Strong coffee and bitter chocolate flavors fuse with smoky undertones for a very smooth, rich taste. The hops are quite subtle and understated.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, almost creamy, very pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: Well-made and very drinkable.
Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown long-neck glass bottle, served in a Sam Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2013 09:54:13 | More by Pegasus
Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
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