Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing
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3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a tulip glass which left good lacing that disappeared halfway through. the body was black with brown edges.
s - coffee and burnt chocolate.
t - burnt chocolate with a hint of dark fruits.
m - medium and slick.
o - a solid porter but not one i would seek out yearly.
01-02-2013 16:50:27 | More by GPHarris
3.33/5 rDev -2.1%
[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]
The pour was a clear medium to dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that reduced down to a small cap and had good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark malt and a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of molasses.
The taste was lightly sweet with a roasty malt feel, a note of chocolate and a touch of molasses from the start, progressing slightly into a mildly bitter taste with a nice roasted coffee finish. The flavor lasted a decently long time after the swallow, with a roasted coffee taste left lying on the taste buds for a short while longer.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a brew that possessed a nice bitter sweet roasty flavor, a smooth and easy drinkability and only a moderate ABV. Although it is nothing over the top, it is still quite good and I could see my self having a few of these...
12-27-2012 18:37:26 | More by KajII
3.08/5 rDev -9.4%
Poured from a bottle on Christmas Eve into my Dogfish Tulip.
A - Very dark brown, very little lacing and about a one finger head on the pour
S - Light aroma that includes caramel malt, hints of vanilla and chocolate.
T - Taste is spot on with the aroma, light vanilla and chocolate hints. Very light and a basic English style porter. Nothing really jumping off on this one.
M - Thin with decent carbonation.
O - I bought this beer to drink for Christmas, Thankfully I wasn't aging or waiting to drink this beer. it was a impulse buy and it will probably sells more because of its name. The beer is decent, not terrible. I wouldn't seek it out again, but I'd drink it if it was around. Cheers!
12-25-2012 01:26:48 | More by BeerTwigs
3.38/5 rDev -0.6%
Santa's butt has an copper amber color which does't resemble a porter really.
No head but good carbonation. No retention ability what so ever.
Aroma is sutle roasted malts.
Taste is sweet smooth and cloying. Just hints of roasted malts or malts in general.
Drinks thin and flat and is really unappealling in every catagory.
12-22-2012 13:39:52 | More by micromaniac129
3.28/5 rDev -3.5%
A decent reddish-brown body with a rather disappointing thin head. Nice malt aroma; nutty with coffee undertones; hints of mocha. Semi-sweet chocolate taste; vanilla; coffee grounds; nice low-key bitterness throughout the taste. Thin, watery body.
The good news is that the flavor emphasizes the malts and grains, but, on the whole, everything is way too subdued weak. Great name but a near sub-par beer.
11-22-2012 02:27:04 | More by beergoot
3.55/5 rDev +4.4%
A - Pours with a small head of off white foam that recedes rapidly and leaves light lace. The body is an opaque black color.
S - Light caramel malt with some very distant coffee.
T - Watery mocha notes up front with some brown sugar. A bit of herbal hop character in the middle and a finish of dry cocoa, caramel, and dark bread.
M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.
D - Not bad, it is a bit on the sweet side, but not unpleasant. Nothing complex, but enjoyable enough.
09-11-2012 02:53:41 | More by nickfl
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
A: very thin head on a deep dark brown body. no lacing really.
S: roasted malt, vanilla and some chocolate but overall light aroma.
T: semi sweet with chocolate and vanilla. the roasted malts are there but mild and provide little bitterness. a very simple porter. But, is on par for an English porter.
M: this one is really really thin. moderate carbonation.
Overall: the lightness makes this one very drinkable. Its jwhat you expect for the style. Good name though, I guess.
09-11-2012 02:52:53 | More by kylehay2004
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours out a very dark brown with two fingers of tan head that lasts for several minutes and leaves behind fairly decent amounts of lacing on the glass. Medium body and carbonation levels. Creamy and soft texture but only when allowed to warm up somewhat.
Smells and tastes of fresh baking chocolate with some lighter soft fruitiness from yeast and a light mineral chalkiness that accentuates a sort of raisin tone combined with a subtle tangy sour accent that brings to mind "ye olde" definition of the English Porter genre. Too bad the roasted character is somewhat lackluster and muddy, and the hopping content is murky and indistinguishable. In the end, this is merely a slightly better than average beer with funny label art.
09-08-2012 02:29:59 | More by WastingFreetime
3.4/5 rDev 0%
A: The beer is near black in color, with dark red visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a light source. It poured with a thin layer of large white bubbles covering the surface that quickly died down, leaving a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of dark fruits in the nose along with some hints of chocolate.
T: The taste seems rather complex and has flavors of dark fruits, cola and nuts along with some notes of chocolate. There are some hints of sweetness and no bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat thin and watery on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some interesting flavors but seems like it could use some bitterness and more carbonation.
09-03-2012 01:43:02 | More by metter98
Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.