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


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular. Also available Bottle Conditioned.
Also sold as Festive Christmas Porter and Santa’s Christmas Porter.
Ingredients: Hops: Target & Challenge. Malt: Pale, Crystal & Chocolate
Originally brewed as ’something different’ for a small beer festival, Porter has now become a regular beer of the brewery’s 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1223) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
This Porter is fruity with a really different taste to it. I’ve never had a porter taste like this. It’s quite enjoyable. No real head. It had a very fine aroma. It wasn’t watery like some porters and stouts are to me. I really like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13913) - 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. That’s 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 it’s not your bag, it’s unique regardless. Better by far than the sum of its parts.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Pours an almond coloured head and a dense dark red body. Head laces rather quickly but doesn’t dissipate completely. A nutty and smokey aroma and finishes with a slight bitterness. Very nice but I prefer Propeller.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9101) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3905) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned. Very dark brown. Earthy, murky, roasty nose with hints of licorice, which dips into a short, slightly water mouthfeel, and a salty really bitter finish. Dry and medium bodied. I have also on two occassions sampled the bottled version, but unfortunately it was Cantillon style acidic on both occasions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2000

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