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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (15347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise. Pours a clearish brown with no head. Weak aroma of dark malts, mild cocoa. Faint sugars in flavor, faint roast, hints of earthy bitters. Light bodied with doft carbonation. Boring finish, mild toast, hints of plastic and grass. Poor condition.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Furseth (2029) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle: sour, milky, dark chocolate, fruity. Flavor: sweet Thin watery mouth feeling. Short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a ruby tinged brown with a very thick brown head. Very cloudy and opaque. Aroma is quite strange; heavy on grassy and earthy tones with what seems like hints of tobacco and fruit. Flavour is oddly a burst of apple followed by bitter roasted coffee and making way to a tremendous nutty aftertaste. Surprisingly easy to drink despite thin body. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2015 Cask, The Queen’s Head, Chelmsford Nice hoppy aroma; grains, smoke and leather. Appearance is ruby at the base but dark and opaque through the body,, taste is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorish, leather, wood, blackberries, oak and cream. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
(bottle conditioned) Wacky shit . Has that strange essence ive found in most Burton Bridge beers where you don’t know if its infected or meant to be like this but retains good quality.
nose is brett and acidic fruit . ....flavas are tart/sour fruit , roastiness -chewey dark malt ,lightly rich -with chalkiness ...all with an eccentric feeling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2724) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Originally rated on October 2006. New arrival at the LCBO, and does not look like a standard-staying product. Nice old-school hand-made looking label. Pours a deep brown-caramel-red colour with a great big tanned head. This one has great retention and leaves great chunky lace all around. Bottled conditioned, so has a cloudiness to it. MacIntosh apple scent with some hop and slight roasted malt. The mouthfeel is quite thin and watery. Makes this a very easy drinking and refreshing porter. The taste is pretty interesting. Not too strong, but with a nice start of grain malt, the apples are somewhere in there too, then goes into a hoppy finish that has mild bitterness. A beautiful light coffee taste appears in the aftertaste. A well-brewed mild porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2010
Cask Conditioned handpump Swan & Rushes Leicester. A dark ruby hued going towards black beer with a rin of white bubbles. Quite restrained with fruity notes in the nose. Clean and slightly roasty in the mouth. Oily texture. A bit of veg. Safe but fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with chocolate hints. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Dark brown pour with no head. Licorice, some chocolate and cinammon aromas. Flavours of caramel, some bitterness, chocolate malts, raisins. Very flat. I found this started off dull and lifeless but soon grew on me. ’Tis a slow grower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
From notes. Dark brown, dark garnet edges, small tan head. Nice color. Roasted grains, whole grains, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder. Straightforward, simple, a bit too grainy. Medium to medium/light body, just a bit smoother than balanced. Decent.

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