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


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RATINGS: 213   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (264) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
PoW Beer Fest, Farnborough. A vague aroma, malty. Deep an dark, with a ruby tint. Large bubbles, but unimpressive off-white head. A session porter. Medium sweet and malty. Smooth. Brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (532) - 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 (6903) - 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 (3916) - 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 (10887) - 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 (4805) - 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 (4133) - 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 (7058) - 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.

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