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


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular. Also available Bottle Conditioned.
Also sold as Festive Christmas Porter and Santas 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 brewerys 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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3856) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Deep red colour, moderate thin beige head and moderate condition. Blackcurrant start then became woody with a whiff of metallic Rodenbach tart notes. Oaky in the mouth and iron-like but nowhere near as tart as the aroma suggested it could be. Finish was dry with a slight roasted edge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2003
Unusual porter, very light and soft. Yes it is distinctive, especially in its drinkability but it is lacking some of the complexity one might look.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12993) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 Earthy smoked malt aroma. Thin and fairly watery. Roasted malt in the falvor, fairly fruity (blackcurrant) and some licorice. A hint of apple sourness.Re-rate: same brew, tasted half a year later: apple sourness has developed into a vinegar sourness. Apple and mustard is aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2003
Murky reddish-brown colour with a very small tan head. Aroma of malt & overripe fruit & celery. Thin body with a tart, fruity flavour and a bitter finish with a whisper of chocolate at the end. Seemed more like a fruity brown ale than a porter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2003
Can you say wild yeast infection???????? Some tartness and yes some rotten vegetables, leading to a cidery thinness. I got an infected bottle to be sure. It sounds like a few others got it (Paul, Josh?). There is enough chocolate rosted malt character to divert the attention away from the flaw, but it is wholy distracting. I'm bringing my bottle back for a refund. Will rerate when i get a bottle from a different batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
muddy dark brown colour, small tan head. sweet raisiny aroma with malty, appley hints. nicely complex flavour of chocolate, nuts, mixed fruit, smoke and tartness. earthy bitter finish.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johns, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
This Porter is fruity with a really different taste to it. Ive never had a porter taste like this. Its quite enjoyable. No real head. It had a very fine aroma. It wasnt watery like some porters and stouts are to me. I really like this.

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