Saint Bridget's Porter - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by ncfranklin:
3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle into a pint glass with a bottled on date of Aug 18th 2009. The age of this one had me concerned.
A : Pours a deep dark brown with mahogany highlights. A frothy, lacey tan head emerges to about a finger high.
S : Chocolate and coffee are dominant, with richer malts hiding underneath. Plenty of sweetness to the nose.
T : A rich breath of malt with chocolate and coffee, followed by a roasty bitterness on finish. A light aftertaste. Not as sweet as expected, well balanced.
M : Heavy bodied and smooth. It's a meal.
D : I'm not a porter fan usually, but this one settles with me well. One or two would be great.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2010 01:05:35 | More by ncfranklin
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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
Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.