Saint Bridget's Porter | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
577 Ratings
Saint Bridget's PorterSaint Bridget's Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
577
Reviews:
498
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 577 ratings.
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