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


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48050) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle: Named "Santas Christmas Porter". Very dark brown / black color, thick lasting beige head. Aroma is roasted with chocolate, dark fruit and distinct notes of earthy/dusty hops. Taste is roasted and malty with tobacco, chocolate pudding, perfectly balanced sweetness and a nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (44078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
rhus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours hazy and dark brown with a lacing white head. Mild roasted and mild fruity aroma. Flavour is mild roasted followed by a nice citrusy fruity note. Mix of acidic roasted malt and citrusy fruity notes before and into the finish. Light acidity joining in into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2003
[Bottle conditioned] Slight aroma with hints of sweetness, roasty, and a little sour - yet fresh. The color is an opaque dark brown and it has no head. The flavor is sweet and somewhat sour with notes of lingonberries and hints of roasted malt. The sourness lingers for a while. I agree with duff, that it is a little like a Belgian sour ale and less like a normal porter but is still a really nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (27723) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle. Clear dark brown coloured with a beige head. Light roasted aroma of caramel and hops. Flavour of fruits and caramel with roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2009
Bottled. Deep reddish brown colour with mediumsized foamy beige head. Some lace. Aroma is burnt malts, chocolate, coffee, some slight fruity notes as well. Flavour is roasted malts, some plum, liquorice, chocolate and mld coffeeish and toffeeish notes. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Cloudy dark brown with the head being almost absent. Lovely malty nose, but not really burned - roasted at the most. Not much body either. Pronounced bitterness in the finish. 090905

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24781) - Tyres, 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 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 April 2009
Clear brown beer. Bloody dry palate! I dont want every drop of saliva sucked out of my mouth! Why do brewers think this is a good thing? The only other time this happens is at the dentist when you are getting a filling and the nurse is there with that mouth hoover! I dont want to pay to repeat that experience in a beer - so stop making them so bloody dry dammit! Some dust. Rich malt and not much else in this bloody overdry beer! Original rating 2.3

25th November 2009
Cloudy dark brown beer. Frothy short lived cream coloured head. Light frothy palate. Creamy malt, no bitterness. Tangy dark malt and minerals lead up to the dry finish. Bitter aftertaste. Still dry but nowhere near as bad as first time around!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 Bottle at home ...Deep brown,with a loase foam off white head. Roast malt coffe with a long coffee linger2.5

cask at JDW winchester ... deep brown .. bubbly tan head ... light smoke choclate nose ... very fruity ... littltle plum ... little chocolate ... little soft coffee.

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