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
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 575
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 16
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2002

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Ratings: 575 | Reviews: 499
Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a four-finger tan head that fades slowly leaving a clumpy lace. Black - totally opaque. Good carbonation, heavy bodied not thin as rated in Sep2003. I think it is fresher this time. Nose is a smokey roasted coffee. Starts with a roasted sweetness and finishes like a roasted coffee. $1.29 for a 12oz bottle from the Liquor Barn, Lexington, KY.

Photo of TheDM
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After a long rough day at the office, I came home to this brew. This was the first brew of the evening. Upon pouring it into my glass I notice a very small head from a very dark, but not opaque, brown color. It had a very nice strong malty odor. The initial taste hinted of carbonation but later died out. It head a mild initial malty taste that later came on a bit, but not much, stronger. The coffee flavor from this brew was not overpowering as in some I have tasted. I only felt a small feeling from the alcohol in the brew. It was not very strong, but rather on the mild side. I was not disappointed in my first brew of the evening. Cool, but what's next?

Photo of Morris729
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black ruby in color with a thin tan colored head that quickly fades into a trace amount of lace. Nose is fresh coffee with notes of mild chocolate and butterscotch. Medium to heavy in body with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is rich malts, robust coffee, and bitter dark chocolate. A very enjoyable porter, though a more full-bodied mouthfeel would help to improve this brew.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color, beneath a big, frothy head, which crackles and snaps. Go ahead and put it up to your ear! Aroma: essence of espresso and chocolate and some smooth spiciness. Taste: very smooth, very mellow, a lasting finish, and an abiding cocoa flavor. Carbonation's higher than I like. A good porter, but could be better.

Photo of budgood1
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

very dark brown, bordering on black...nice tan head and lots of lace hanging around for the duration. a somewhat muted aroma of chocolate malt...a hint of coffee and the slightest caramel/toffee smell...the hop profile in the nose is slight...i was sort of let down by the smell. choco malts dominate the flavor, and a hint of burnt bitter coffee. a bit thin...and very dry mouthfeel, coming from the roasted malt rather the bitterness of any hops. not a bad porter, but certainly not my favorite.

Photo of ADR
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice pour, darker brown with a fluffy 1 1/2 inch head that holds ring shapes well. A little fruit in the aroma, along with sweet malty notes. Impression is not very robust, bittered chocolate that doesn't crack like a rifle shot. Mouthfeel is a touch velvety. Bittering is most noticeable at the back. Body and flavor are decent, nothing stood out as outstanding.

Photo of Brent
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad porter, but not particularly robust, either. Nice roasted coffee notes, with a hint of dark chocolate hiding in the background. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side. The finish was tart and astringent, and not well balanced against the malt profile. Not one I will put on my "go back for more" list.

Photo of cokes
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A very solid porter. Pours bascially black with a nice, creamy off-white head.
Delicious chocolate aromas with traces of coffee. Very nice on the nose.
Chocolate manifests itself on the taste buds as well, as does the coffee (though not strongly). Other faint roasted flavors weave in and out of the flavor. Slight floral hopping ties this all together.
My only qualm here is the thinness. For a robust porter it almost seems watered down. It's too bad, really. A little thicker body would makes this a top notch porter.
But, I still would have no problems recommending this. Quite nice, and since it is relatively thin, there would be no problem drinking a few of these.

Photo of Jason
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown with the "month and week bottled" notch on the side for freshness.

Appearance: Deep dark brown, nearly black with a whispy tan lace on top.

Smell: Hints of coffee and carob with a touch of overcaramelized sugar.

Taste: Rich and smooth with a full bodied malty palate. Lots of robust coffee and unsweetness chocolate flavours that help balance the roasted bitterness as well as the hops. More roasted bitterness linger into the after taste.

Notes: Big and bold, balanced and straight lined which optomizes the drinkability for me. A remarkable brew.

Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.