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Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ybnorml on 11-25-2004)
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3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Newport Storm snifter.

A: Nearly black in color with a mild, frothy head of tan foam which left a little soapy resin.

S: Nutty and herbal with a hint of bready sweetness, some chocolate and a musty, earthy aroma.

T: A deep initial sip reveals some black and pale English malts with a building bittersweetness towards mid-palate where a full, dark chocolate and herbal hop palate is revealed. Becomes a bit weak through the finish, with just a slightly malty and bitter finish.

M: Though not as robust as I was hoping for, this porter had a palatable feel and was medium-full bodied with fine drinkability.

O: Not the rich, wintery treat I was hoping for, but still pretty good. This 6% ABV English porter has enough character to keep your palate interested and searching, though the malt base at times seemed pedestrian. A slightly richer flavor would improve upon an already decent porter.

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02-20-2012 01:39:53 | More by Gambrinus1184
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Garnet brown with a loose tan head that recalls cola, setting in a thin film. Milk chocolate, root beer and vanilla bark nose.
Maltesers, vanilla and some earth, and vague tea leaf and dried orange rind hops.
A hint of rye spice at the end and a dry finish. Thin, round, slight cling.

I drank this one Christmas day before I was into beer so I'm glad to finally catch up with it again. Unfortunately, I'm not sure the wait was worth it.

This would be a thin porter at 4.5%; at 6% it's watery and definitely not wintery. The rye addition does add a bit of a twist, and it cleans up after itself, but it's overly sweet and I practically had to gargle with it to get the hops.

Just not enough here to hold my interest.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice.

The pour revealed a dark brown color with a thin, lazy 1/8 inch head. Little to no lacing.

The smell was sweet with caramel and slight hints of cocoa and vanilla.

The taste was all sweet malt. It tasted like i was drinking a liquid "Sugar Daddy".

The mouthfeel was much like the pour; Lazy. Not a lot going on. It came and went with little to no fanfare.

The over drinkability for me is low. Not really my kind of beer.

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3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is almost jet black, with chestnut brown highlights around the edges, and only the slimmest ring of bubbling around the edge of the glass. Aromas are mild, with a solid coffee tone throughout. Some lighter malt and hops scents come off on the nose, also. Flavors are dry and crisp, which is a great representation of the style. Good blending of dry roasted coffee and mild chocolate malts, with a smooth character and light, smooth body. The aftertaste is rich and slightly roasted, with a dry feel to it. Slow, dry finish, leaving a good linger of flavors behind. Good brew.

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3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a cervoise glass. Stamped F13 266.

A: Two fingers of creamy head. The beer is dark brown in the shade and a clear, brilliant red in the light. Some bubbles within. Looks great!

S: It smells...like a pilsner? Sweet and grainy. Maybe a hint of darker fruit like plum.

T: Yummy! Sweet fruits, banana foremost amongst them. Malty, perhaps lightly spiced (clove? anise?). Distant bitterness on the aftertaste. More like a winter warmer than a porter in my book, but I'll roll with it. Touch of chocolate.

M: Sweet-wet then (barely)bitter-dry. Interesting...

O: Overall, I quite enjoyed this beer; it seems underrated. I received it for Christmas in a mysterious beer of the month box that a stranger signed me up for. I look forward to drinking the rest of these beers and would recommend it others.

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Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.