Saint Bridget's Porter
Great Divide Brewing Company

Saint Bridget's PorterSaint Bridget's Porter
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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 11.2%
Ratings:
577
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 06, 2017
Added:
Mar 12, 2002
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  5
SCORE
85
Very Good
Saint Bridget's PorterSaint Bridget's Porter
Notes: None
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3.87 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 06, 2017
 
4 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Sep 02, 2015
 
3.75 by MisterKilderkin from California on Jul 09, 2015
 
3.52 by Bung from Michigan on Mar 06, 2015
 
3 by Techichi from Texas on Nov 18, 2014
 
3.75 by HoppyBastard1 from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2014
 
4 by wrightst from Maryland on Jul 27, 2014
 
3.5 by zestar from California on Jul 26, 2014
 
3.25 by KAF from Iowa on Jul 12, 2014
 
3.5 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Jun 23, 2014
 
4 by barryjg from Texas on Jun 11, 2014
 
3.75 by brandon911 from Texas on Jun 11, 2014
 
3.75 by spoony from Colorado on May 25, 2014
 
2.75 by Durandal_777 from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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.

Apr 23, 2014
 
3.25 by BDeibs from Colorado on Apr 10, 2014
 
4.25 by afsdan from Colorado on Mar 21, 2014
 
4.25 by rorjets from Connecticut on Dec 06, 2013
 
4 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 23, 2013
 
4 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Nov 19, 2013
 
3.75 by famous_mortimur from Colorado on Sep 28, 2013
 
3.75 by BillRoth from Maryland on Sep 26, 2013
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3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Brenden from Ohio

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.

Aug 30, 2013
 
3.75 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Aug 22, 2013
 
3.75 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois on Aug 05, 2013
 
3.75 by harpus from Alabama on Aug 01, 2013
 
3.75 by GABrew from Georgia on Jul 07, 2013
 
3.75 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Jun 30, 2013
 
4 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jun 18, 2013
 
4 by bconsidine from Maryland on Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Pegasus from Texas

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.

May 26, 2013
 
4 by MinorThreat from Nebraska on May 16, 2013
 
3.5 by Kelp from New Hampshire on Apr 15, 2013
 
4.25 by bulldogg915 from Wyoming on Apr 02, 2013
 
3.5 by brheuer from New Jersey on Mar 24, 2013
 
3.75 by uturn from Florida on Jan 16, 2013
 
3.5 by Ispeakforthetrees from Colorado on Jan 09, 2013
 
3.75 by cliff1066 from Virginia on Dec 17, 2012
 
4.25 by mychalg9 from Illinois on Dec 13, 2012
 
4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Sep 07, 2012
Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 577 ratings