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Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: Porter
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available Bottle Conditioned.
Also sold as Festive Christmas Porter and Santaís Christmas Porter.
Ingredients: Hops: Target & Challenge. Malt: Pale, Crystal & Chocolate
Originally brewed as ísomething differentí for a small beer festival, Porter has now become a regular beer of the breweryís portfolio. A dark fruity beer with a distinctive bitter after palate.
Colour: Very dark brown but not black. Nose: Fruity. Taste: Fruity beer with a distinctive bitter after palate


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
Deep brown in colour. Sweet aroma, flavour is smokey, bitter, sour. Finishes with a big smokey bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
Deep brown black. Perhaps even red. Nice tan head which was peaked and solid. Nose has fruit (dried fruit?). Beer is quite dry and a little thin. Flavour is dominated, almost one-dimensional, with big fruit flavour. I'm thinking pear, but apple may also be the best deScription.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
Chestnut brown w/ generous tan head. Sweet malt aroma (almost like unfermented wort) that is also slightly fruity & vinous. Light mouthfeel. Slightly acidic, sour flavour. Notes of smoke, chocolate, fruit & nuts. Interestingly bitter finish. Unique beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1231) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
This Porter is fruity with a really different taste to it. Iíve never had a porter taste like this. Itís quite enjoyable. No real head. It had a very fine aroma. It wasnít watery like some porters and stouts are to me. I really like this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Last time I had this, it was side-by-side with Harvey Porter and sometimes I get the two confused in my head. Except the sourness. Thatís all Burton. Muddy chestnut colour, no head. Weird aroma of vinous bretty notes, and ripe fruit...not a particular fruit but like going to a green grocer during harvest season. Palate is light, slightly acidic in the finish, fruity...honestly this straddles the line between an old-school porter ( a rare thing these days) and an old ale. An enjoyable beer, but even if itís not your bag, itís unique regardless. Better by far than the sum of its parts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Slightly hazy dark red color with a tan head on top. Nose is fruity and slightly dusty, reminiscent of a fruit cellar with baskets of apples. A touch of chocolate in their as well with some tartness showing and a hint of alcohol. Body is slightly roasty and seems somewhat ciderish. Notes of chocolate and little hoppiness. Slightly tart but I was hoping for more tartness. Fruity, roasty and complex, a delicious and unique porter altough I would think it more of an English Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (5050) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Pours an almond coloured head and a dense dark red body. Head laces rather quickly but doesnít dissipate completely. A nutty and smokey aroma and finishes with a slight bitterness. Very nice but I prefer Propeller.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
Roasted malt and some strong coffee. Hazy, orange/red, medium toffee head, fair lace. Bitter chocolate, pontefrat cakes flavour, smokey, a touch of brazil nuts at the finish. Very good bitterness, and aftertaste too. Interesting mouthfeel, it seems to get drier the more You drink? Distinctive!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2002
Another good Burton Bridge beer. This has all the coffee, chocolate and smokey flavours expected of the style. Initially the beer seems quite thin - but that just makes it easier to drink. I is VERY drinkable - almost addictive. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Thin consistency apparent visually, watery, shimmering in the glass. No head to speak of. Dark, rich red, but not so dark as to be opaque. Musty, slightly smokey aroma. Rich flavors--plum, sweetness like port, vinous. Yet, easy drinking, low on carbonation, and a titch of bitterness in the finish. (on tap, Market Porter pub, Southbank, London)


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