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Saint Bridget's Porter - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Saint Bridget's PorterSaint Bridget's Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

575 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 575
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2002)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

jaxon53, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

bconsidine, Jun 10, 2013
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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.

Pegasus, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

MinorThreat, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Kelp, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

bulldogg915, Apr 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

uturn, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

cliff1066, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

mychalg9, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

szmnnl99, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Dark red brown, one finger tan head. Faint aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Slightly bitter, light smoky malt and very distinct hay. I don't taste coffee or chocolate notes that are typical for an American porter. Thin bodied. A satisfactory kind of funky porter, but I won't need to visit again.

LiquidAmber, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

sammo, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into snifter. The bottle is 2-3 years old and cellared the entire time. Kind of a mistake cellaring, but lets see what happened.

Beer pours rich brown color with creamy tan head of 3 cm foaming up and fading very gradually to a sturdy surface layer. Tight lattice as it recedes to the surface.
Aroma is some soft chocolate malt and caramel, with a bit of brown sugar mixed in the background. I dont get any hop qualities to speak on the nose and the booze isnt present either.

First sip reveals a flavor profile similar to the nose advertises. I get some roasted malt and milk chocolate with a bit of brown sugar sweetness on each swallow. Finish is roasted malt that lingers a bit and is fairly appealing after each mouthful.

The beer is easy to drink and very smooth textured. Gentle rolling carbonation aids the drinkability even more helping this beer to go down the gullet very easily and enjoyably. A nice american porter, I admit to being a bit thrown off by the words robust porter on the label, as it is not a big beer, but I still am enjoying this one and would pick up more of it if shopping for an easy drinking malty brew.

sulldaddy, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

carteravebrew, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

abcramer, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

ccozzi, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

DrFunkenstein, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

shelby415, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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Kahlerbock, Feb 06, 2012
Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.