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%
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

Benjii's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - NOV 24, 2011
In bottle as Festive Christmas Porter. Pours a slighty hazy, deep ruby colour with a thin tan head. Yeast, apple seed and alcohol nose. Some roasty malt flavour with apple seed and alcohol again. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (476) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Cask. Pours chestnut with speckled flecked top. Aroma yeasty, biscuit malts. Tastes of both hop fruits and malts so well balanced in a way some porters fail to be. Sweet at the front malts in the core and a growing bitterness in the languor So more to this than one might suspect or expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Cask at the Wellington; clear mahogany brown pour with a bubbly light tan head, dark fruits and a hint of roast on the aroma, taste has some nuts, dark fruits, a hint of chocolate, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3721) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Deep Ruby colour with a beige head. Aroma is soft fruit and caramel sweet. Taste is light fruity sweet. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Poured a deep brown with tan head, notes of roasted malts and chocolate hint. Average porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Cask, as festive christmas porter. Pours deep brown, roasted, light chocolate and fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Weird, weird mix. Fruity, Red Berries, Black Currants, then some Coffee, and then some chocolate. Has light touches of tea also. Very thin, not the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4750) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear very dark brown, large beige head, sour malty aroma, very poor lacing, fruity, dark malty flavour, bit thin, bland

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4043) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask@Burton bridge inn, Burton. Ruby brown beer with a small head and excellent lacing. Aroma is faint roasted malts. Taste is fruity with some chocolate and bitter coffee. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (6952) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear dark brown color with a frothy tan head. Light lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet and mild fruity, caramel malty and light roasted malt.
Palate: Medium (light) body. A bit sweet and a light bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild sweetness. Roasted malt, caramel malty and some fruity notes.
Overall impression: Unusual porter. Not to far from a standard British bitter.
Personal stats: Handpull at Burton Bridge in Burton-on-Trent, England.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bouteille 500ml, courtoisie de Hogtownharry / Blankboy. de couleur brune foncée et quasi-opaque. Nez de malt sucré moyennement rôti (notes de caramel), léger de café, légèrement fruité (pommes vertes aux notes sûres, faibles notes de bananes vertes) avec des notes de chocolat noir et des traces de tabac. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture très légèrement crémeuse. Goût fruité très légèrement sûr (léger de pommes vertes, notes de prunes, traces de bananes vertes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt sucré légèrement terreux et aux notes rôties et brûlées avec un léger goût de café et des traces de chocolat noir puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon floral avec des traces de fumée de cigarette. Post-goût moyen aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de café avecdes notes de rôti, de houblon floral ainsi qu’une légère aigreur fruitée (pépins de pommes, traces de pelures de prunes).

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